What is my purpose in life? The question so many ask but already have the answer. Shana, what do you mean? I have no clue what my purpose is. God has not revealed my purpose. Well, I beg to differ.
Some church folk can get real deep and lead everyone to believe your purpose is tied to an official title such as minister, pastor, apostle and oh my favorite prophet. Don’t get me wrong. You can possess the spiritual gifts to minister, pastor or even prophetsize but your purpose is even deeper. Your purpose is what God called you to be and do.
Let me give you an example. As a little girl, I was always a talker. Semester after semester my report card was filled with comments that referenced my constant talking in class. So it’s no surprise I found a career in customer service talking for a living. I like to think I am a Subject Matter Expert at talking. Anyway, as I continue to GROW, I realized my excessive talking and caring for others especially women was more than just a hobby. It is who I am. It is my purpose to inspire other women to be, act, and live the lives that were made just for me.
Not quite convinced? OK, I can keep writing until something stirs up inside of you. Here’s another example of how you can see purpose in play. As a teenager my husband provided $3.75 hair cuts in his grandparents’ garage. He later grew up and went into the Army. Quickly realizing that he was unsatisfied in that profession, he returned home and enrolled in barbering school. Don’t get me wrong. He wasn’t looking for his purpose. He was looking to get paid. He had a passion for the art and after a few years he ventured on to open his open successful barber shop, Born2Cut. He loved to cut hair. 12-14 hour days were nothing to him. What he didn’t realize until many years later, he had actually discovered his purpose. I’m getting excited let me slow down. What I didn’t say is as he was cutting hair, he was changing lives. As clients anxiously waited for their fresh cut or sat in his barber chair, he shared his personal testimonies and offered advice that some say changed their lives. You see being a barber can be just as impactful as some of those other popular religious titles.
Purpose is already within you. What is that thing that makes you so excited when you do it or talk about it? What is that thing you stop but something keeps drawing you back to it? What is that thing that you love to do that sometimes make you forget to eat? What is that reoccurring dream you have had for years? What are your talents and natural abilities?
So I ask, what is your purpose???????? Baker? Teacher? Singer? Author?Mechanic? Doctor? Engineer? Cook? Planner? Speaker? Leader? Do it because God called you to do it.
And more importantly when are you going to take a step toward living your purpose?????
Ephesians 2:10 NLT
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
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