Happy Friday Freebies,
I hope everyone had a lovely week. Today we're diving into part two of our purpose series.
Part one established that you were created on purpose and with purpose by a God who loves you dearly. If you missed part one, check it out here.
Sis, living a purposeful life is so important because it helps reduce anxiety, hopelessness, fear, and depression. Purpose gives us reason to hope, serve others, and keep going.
Most importantly, living on purpose glorifies God's intention for creating us. NOW is the time more than ever (if you haven't started) to consider the power in purpose.
Did you know that every human being is created with a purpose and that they have a responsibility to not only discover their purpose but also to fulfill it?
While I love a good Zig Ziglar quote, I'll be honest, it can be challenging trying to discover purpose, let alone fulfill it.
This was me nearly 15 years ago. I remember being 23, battling depression, and going through a really rough patch in life due to a purpose void. I had no clue why I was alive.
I was frustrated with wandering, feeling unfulfilled, and searching. It was one of the darkest times of my early life. I recently graduated college, couldn't find work in my field, was navigating some childhood traumas, and had tons of credit card and student loan debt.
Consistently, I fell short of the expectations that I set for myself and worked like a slave trying to make ends meet. The transition from college to the real world was rough for me. And, to add icing to the cake, I had recently broken up with an ex and was thousands of miles away from my friends.
Daily, I asked God what was my purpose in life. And in time he answered by strategically setting me on a collision course to purpose discovery. It all started when I came across The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. Literally, that book saved and changed my life, and I've read it ever since 1-2 times a year since 2008.
All that said, let's switch gears. I want to do something a little different and provide you with something I wish I had during my years of purpose void.
Check out this video below and download your complimentary Purpose Discovery PDF that I've created exclusively for you.
Let's focus on identifying your purpose. The purpose discovery guide has a few questions to stimulate your thinking. Now, these questions may not instantaneously reveal your purpose, but they'll help you get closer to discovery 🎊.
Prayer is certainly a crucial addition during this discovery time. Ask God to show you your purpose, and don't be afraid to hop out there and try a few things.
Remember: We have to give God something to work with!
The moment you identify your purpose it's like magic 💫.
Knowing and operating on purpose naturally produces a different level of assertiveness.
And assertiveness helps to diminish uncertainty. Think about it: your effectiveness is higher when you know what you're supposed to do and why you're doing it.
And wouldn't you like to operate more confidently, assertive, and effectively?
In the meantime, keep seeking and asking.
Matthew 7:7-8 says
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. Everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Until next time.
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