5 Empowering Steps Toward Fulfilling Your Purpose
“Why am I here?”
At some time or the other, we have all asked that question.
Purpose brings significance, value and stability to our lives. Without purpose, we simply drift through life.
Believe it or not!
No one is like you. You are unique, one of a kind. No one has your potential, experience, talents and abilities. You were born to fulfill a specific purpose. Your purpose is the calling on your life.
Discovering your God-given purpose will empower you and fill you with excitement. There is nothing like walking in your purpose. It will literally set you free.
Here we go! Empowering steps toward fulfilling your purpose:
1. Go to the Source
You have a creator who knows your purpose. Go to God in prayer and ask Him to help you discover your purpose. Your purpose has always been a part of you. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10 NKJV)
As you seek God, make a list of the things that you do naturally…your gifts. When you have a natural interest in something, your productivity increases. Note the things that you do for fun and the things that you are passionate about. Some things might be big and some small, but they are all important. Knowing what you do best is fundamental to fulfilling your purpose.
Once you have made your list, reflect on how you can use your talents and abilities to serve others.
2. It is okay to ask for help
Do research to obtain information on how you can best leverage your talents and abilities to fulfill your purpose. The internet is filled with information of all sorts. In addition, do not be afraid to ask for help from people who you trust and who are thriving in an area that you are trying to break into. Further, talk with people who you believe are walking in alignment with their purpose.
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3. Step out in faith
Now that you are more aware of your purpose, step out in faith. Action is required. “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” James 2 v 17 (KJV) You are equipped with everything that you need to fulfill your purpose. Walk with that understanding and assurance as you consciously work towards your goals each day. Remember that God multiplies what we surrender to Him.
Have courage and tenacity!
Fulfilling your God-given purpose will cost you something… time, money, friends and the list goes on. Of course, the positives of walking in your purpose far outweigh the negatives. It’s all worth it. Be strong! Keep focus and stay on the path! “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverb 3:5-6 (KJV)
4. Shut the door
Shut the door on the doubters and the naysayers who will tell you that this has never been done. Yes, shut the door on all those who will convince you that God did not say so and it will not work out. Sometimes people don’t understand the vision that God has given you. Consequently, many dreams are crushed in casual conversations. Keep your purpose close to your heart until it is time for it to be revealed.
Next, JUST DO IT… step by step, brick by brick! Evaluate your progress all the way!
5. Celebrate your victories
Celebrating your victories is just as important as evaluating your progress. As you take steps toward fulfilling your purpose, celebrate your victories whether they are big or small. Celebrating creates momentum and usually translates to more successes as you press towards your goal.
Important: Keep, obtain or create a tangible picture of your purpose. Visualizing your purpose will help you achieve results more quickly.
Word of caution: Place no confidence in the flesh… even in your long list of credentials. Keep grounded. Only God can open doors for you that no man can shut. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.” Psalm 32:8 (NKJV)
Don’t put limits on God! No limits! No boundaries! See increase all around you… everywhere!
Okay! Time to roll! Just do it!
Ann Marie Bryan
CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design
Author of Unforgettable, My Love Has Come Along