Identify your purpose and you’re all set. But, what is my purpose? You may be confused, lost and broken. Did you know your purpose is tied into God’s purpose?
Your purpose should be in alignment with God’s purpose.
Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
God will always redirect you back on the right path. He will always reroute you, because He loves you that much.
Your ultimate purpose is to bring people closer to God.
Here are 4 tips to help you identify your purpose.
1. Don’t search for only one purpose. You’re going to have multiple purposes.
If I focused on doing one thing, then I would miss out on all the other areas of my life. One area I write about is relationships. Another is about my faith and how God has restored me from my past. I write about business, because I’m an entrepreneur and have been one for 6 years now.
You have several areas in your past that help identify your purpose. There are times you’ve helped people in certain situations, or times you’ve led someone to the Lord.
If you’ve been healed over a certain situation from your past, people will run to you for advice in that area. They will see God’s glory in your situation.
2. The passion you have plus daily action equals a purposeful life.
Passion plus action equals a purposeful life.
Make sure that the things you are passionate about, are followed with action. Be intentional and put into action what you want.
Even if you try a dozen different things, God will redirect you. Focus on Him and allow Him to direct you.
Do you think less of yourself?
Sometimes you may think you don’t deserve a purposeful life. You may think you’re not worthy enough. You’re either too fat, too skinny, too tired, too broke, or God doesn’t care about you. You may have a victim mentality.
These thoughts will start to control your life. They will hinder you from seeing what God has for you.
You may get so caught up in your own emotions and your own pity parties, that you don’t want to forgive anyone. You don’t want to let go of resentment or bitterness.
Many of you have been beaten down for so long, that you think it’s the way your life is supposed to be.
You don’t have to look back on your life and think ‘woe is me.’ You can take action and take back your life.
It’s a decision you have to make. Nobody else can make it for you.
3. Identify your purpose by looking at your past experiences.
Think about your defining moments.
Maybe it was a dark moment, or a happy moment. It doesn’t have to be one or the other.
- How can you take the past and bring people to Jesus?
- How can you show them God’s glory?
- How can you show them how you were able to overcome a certain situation?
If you look over your entire life, you will see certain situations you can use for helping others.
Maybe you’ve been through a divorce, or you’ve gone through depression, or you lost 100 pounds. It could be anything.
4. Ask yourself these three questions to help identify your purpose.
- What do you love?
- 90% of people say they love to help people.
- Identify what it is you love to help people with.
- What are you good at?
- Text three people and ask them what they think you’re good at.
- Or what do they come to you for help with?
- Or what type of person do they think you are?
We are so close to what we do, that we don’t think anyone else needs it.
For example, you may think nobody needs tips on how to organize their bills and budgets.
I love organizing. I’ve shared about how I organize my bills, my budget and my desk.
A lot of people need what you have, but you may be too close to it to know what it is.
If you’ve had a divorce, or you’ve had children, or whatever it is, people are looking to you as their go to person for help.
- What does the world need?
You can find several problems people may face. For example, people want to know how to lose weight, or how to get over a divorce. Identify a problem and you could be a part of the solution.
Don’t think that there isn’t a single person who will care about your story.
Nobody else can tell your story like you do.
Nobody else has had the same experiences you had.
Nobody else is ever going to have the feelings you had.
Nobody else had the journey and perspective you had.
The world needs what you have.
You want to be sure the people see God’s glory and not your own.
Pinpoint what you like to do into a smaller category. This can help identify your purpose.
Take action on it. Work on it and see what it looks like. Is it working for a company? Is it creating your own business? Is it going out there and serving in the mission field?
You don’t have to overthink your purpose.
God Qualifies You
God doesn’t fill you with doubts. He won’t make you feel like you’re not good enough. He’s on your side.
People don’t qualify you.
God qualifies you.
View yourself as a child of God. Know your worth and identity comes from God.
Click on this link, knowyourworthbook.com, and learn more about how to identify your purpose.