I used to struggle with trying to figure out my purpose. I discovered that the challenge was not in my figuring out what my purpose was but, lied in me “trying to find my purpose.” Our purpose is not found outside of us. It is within us. It is that thing that you wake up with, travel throughout the day with, naturally and authentically touches someone else, and rests in your spirit each night. It is the defining part of who you are that does not need to be found. It needs to be activated. The beauty of such a powerful discovery is the realization that it was there all the time waiting for you to tap into it.
The wonderful discovery of living a life of purpose is to live YOUR life with purpose, faith and trusting God’s plan for YOU! Adversity can be a great deterrent to living a meaningful life of purpose. Why? Life’s challenges often create painful experiences that can keep you stagnated due to a sense of hopelessness. On the flip-side, painful experiences develop patience for those experiences, gratitude for the life lessons learned, a willingness to embrace change, and become the key to lasting joy.
As author and scholar C.S. Lewis describes, “It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other, larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in.”
I passionately encourage women to daringly steal away from their day-to-day busyness and be still to hear the inner voice of their heart. I know all too well how our minds can be on constant overload. Intentional moments of stillness empower you to be led to taking one bold step at a time to explore the opportunities that await you. Be inspired by these action steps to live your life with intentionality.
- Stop thinking about finding your purpose. As Nike reminds us, Just Do It! Get out of your way and daringly take one bold step at a time by doing something new even if it scares you! Results are bred out of our doing.
- Listen to your heart, therein lies your true purpose. Take a bold step to answer the questions of your heart, i.e., are you doing what YOU love? When you follow your heart, true happiness flows and your inspiring, creative soul boldly shows up.
7-Day Action Plan
Over the next 7 days, you are being challenged to take some time to be still and listen to your heart. As your heart speaks, be brave enough to take one bold step at a time to fully walk in your purpose.
Your purpose matters! Your life’s mission matters! Your calling matters! This week’s Call to Action: Whatever it is, just do it and live your life on purpose with purpose. “The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion” – Terry Orlick
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