You may think you don’t know what your purpose is so how are you supposed to walk in it. The thing is we are walking in our purpose every day but we are not aware of it. We are choosing to not be aware of it. We overthink purpose. We get lost, confused and focused on what other people are doing.
Let me explain. We’re always looking for that one thing. If something you try doesn’t work then you think you don’t have a purpose. If a certain workout program doesn’t work out too well, then you think you’re not supposed to lose the weight. You think it must not be your purpose to lose weight.
You take that into every area of your life. It’s like you’re searching and trying to find the satisfaction of what it is you’re supposed to be doing with your life. There are people in their 40’s and 50’s and 60’s that are still struggling and they wonder if they lived their purpose.
I want to encourage you today that you can walk in your purpose right now.
When I started writing my first book I didn’t know I was going to be an author. I have this past of losing my virginity at a young age. I’ve been open about the decisions I’ve made and several other things I’ve done.
I thought all the pain I’ve gone through in the past including the pain with my parents, and all the things I’ve done could never be used for anything. But I realized my past is actually everything that I need to be using right now to walk in my purpose.
Stop focusing on finding that one purpose.
Look at your life and think about the things you’ve been able to overcome.
Think about your past today. Often you may feel shame from your past. You may feel as though you messed up and wonder how could God use you. The decisions you made have been bad ones and therefore you think you don’t have a purpose.
In reality those things that you’ve been able to walk through and walk in are part of your purpose.
If you look back and think about your past and you feel shame and guilt, then there’s healing that needs to take place. Somewhere along the line you’ve felt that you are not good enough or not worthy enough to pursue anything.
Maybe there is someone who told you that lie for a really long time or maybe you’ve told yourself that lie for a long time, therefore you are not walking in anything. You think because of the past mistakes you made that God can’t use you.
We need to stop with the pity parties and take responsibility for our own lives. We need to stop pointing the finger at other people because we can’t control other people. It sucks the things people do to us or say to us. But we can’t control them.
We can control ourselves.
Passion Plus Action Equals a Purposeful Life.
When it comes to walking in your purpose it means walking in authority.
You might not have it all figured out. I don’t have it all figured out. But I’m choosing to say God use me. God here’s my life. Here’s my mistakes. Here are the things I feel unhappy about. Here are my passions, my goals, and my dreams. What do You want me to do with them?
I wrote the book ‘Know Your Worth’ because I was a broken girl. I was broken. I didn’t know it would inspire as many people as it has and have the kind of reviews that it does and become a number one bestselling book. I didn’t know that.
It wasn’t until I took the action to write the book that I realized it was part of my purpose.
My Second Book
I’m writing my second book called ‘A Worthy Wife.’ I have felt so unqualified to write this book. I had all these different emotions and I was in this place of thinking what if this person said this and what if so and so said that.
I realized it doesn’t matter because I’m being obedient to what I feel is the gift and passion given to me. If I didn’t write this book I would feel as though I’m not being obedient to God because this is what He laid on my heart to do.
I felt I was in over my head writing this book. When you feel like that, then you are where you need to be because would we need God if we felt certainty all the time?
Uncertainty is Where You Want to Be
You’ve got passions inside of you right now. There’s something you want to do. I bet the number one thing that stops you is fear and that you don’t think God can use you because of the mistakes you’ve made.
Be in obedience to Him. When you feel fear and uncertainty you’re in the right spot.
It’s up to us to take the action. It’s up to us to say okay I’m feeling this Lord, what do you want me to do with it.
If you’re waiting to feel certainty in order to walk in your purpose, you’ll wait a long time because you’re never going to feel it. We have to be in that uncertain spot with Him and say God, You’re so certain even though I’m not certain.
I’m extremely passionate about this topic because I don’t want you to be on the sidelines of your own life any more. I want you to start living and embracing all that God has for you. He has great things for you.
Don’t Focus On Finding That One Purpose
Stop focusing on that one thing. You’re going to end up derailing yourself and feeling upset because you’re looking for that one purpose. You don’t have just one purpose.
Maybe you’ve been through a divorce and you’ve been able to come out strong. That’s part of your purpose. You’re going to be able to minister to other women. Maybe you’re divorced and maybe you’ve lost 100 pounds. So now you’re able to tell people you’ve been through a divorce and you’ve also lost all this weight.
Go here to read my number one best selling book ‘Know Your Worth’. This book will encourage you in more ways that one.
What is your purpose? Let me know in the comments.