What does it mean to live out one’s purpose? I’ve found over the years that it means different things to different people. For some, it means raising a successful family, for others it means building a successful business, and still for others, it means doing all of the above plus more. I now live out my purpose by helping others begin to live out theirs through coaching services, books and speaking. But this topic became important to me years ago when I was just a little girl.
As a young girl, I paid close attention to the people around me, I watched closely how they lived their lives, and I inquisitively asked questions about their circumstances. I knew deep down inside there had to be a better way to live. You see, growing up, I didn’t see many people living what my young heart could recognize as purposeful lives and I instinctively knew that without purpose there could be no true happiness.
I would pray every night for happiness. What I was really asking for was a purposeful life. I knew what I wanted and the kid that I was wasn’t afraid to ask for it. But as I grew older and life began to present more obstacles, I stopped praying that prayer. Instead, I began to grow bitter about what I felt was being dealt to me in life. There was a point where I found myself angry at God and at myself because I didn’t have that purposeful life. I didn’t know that it wouldn’t just happen magically by falling out of the sky and right into my lap.
Back then, I didn’t know what role I had to play in bringing forth my purpose. I thought that if God created my soul to do a thing, then He should bring it to pass. Afterall, Jerimiah 1:5 tells us that God knew us even before he formed us in the womb. If that is true, which I believe it is, then surely, he would not allow the purpose that he created me for go undone. Would He?
I was making the same vital mistake that many make in believing that God will just reveal to us our purpose…presented on a silver platter so that all that’s left is for us to just begin to do. I wanted to skip all the challenges, losses, pains, and tears that would eventually mature me enough to be able to handle the purpose. I believed that those things that didn’t feel so good were breaking me when in actuality they were building me. Without those things, I would not have been able to actually carry the weight of my purpose. I would have been weak, self-centered, and unable to handle the weight of living a life with purpose! If it were easy, everyone would do it!
The truth is that the answer to our purpose was always right before our eyes. But what we must manifest, through our words and our faith, is our very own unique way to carry out the purpose He’s given us all. God has indeed given us all an important task to complete. Regardless of your gifts, talents and abilities, we are all called to use them to uniquely carry out His will on earth, as it is done in heaven. We can each do this uniquely because of the unique situations that we each experience in life. Regardless of who we are or where we are from, our job is to prove how good and acceptable and perfect God’s will is, so that in the ages to come, it is incontestable. (Romans 12:1-2)
That alone is an amazing thing to be called to do. But, because of His goodness, God gives us even more! According to Deuteronomy 8:18 He has also given us the power to get wealth. We can use those same gifts, talents, and abilities to uniquely carry out our purpose and also step into the power that we have been given to gain wealth. I’m so thankful that I have found my unique way to live out my purpose by helping others live out theirs. Have you figured out your way? Do you believe that you have been given the power to get wealth? If not, maybe I can help. Check out the coaching services I offer, order one of my books, or book me at your next virtual event! In the meantime, don’t let anyone or anything keep you ignorant about your ability to manifest your purpose or your profits.