Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Moving Forward to your Purpose

Today I am going to start a series on finding your purpose, finding that which God has called you to for this time in your life. I am using the book, "Pathway to Purpose" by Katie Brazelton as my reference for much of my writing. I highly recommend you get this book.

Here's the first question:
What am I doing in the midst of deadlines, diapers, to do list, laundry, and daily schedules? What is the connection between my life purpose and the daily life I am living now.

"Whatever our season of life, it offers its own opportunities and challenges for spiritual growth. Instead of wishing we were in another season, we ought to find out what this one offers."
John Orterg

STEP ONE to purpose is one of the hardest - it is -- to do today what God sent you into the world to do for today - some women stumble at this because they try to pass this step to rush to pursue a more prof0und, exciting, fun purpose. But realize that your day in and day out efforts are extremely precious to the heart of God

All our life experiences have value to God. Everyday he considers our willingness and faithfulness in the ordinary things to see if we can handle the challenging, unique assignments that he loves to entrust to those who are faithful.

In the mist of the boredom and sameness of life's ordinary tasks there are wonderful blessings to be found in doing today what God has sent you into the world to do. God has assigned you to a purpose for each day. God sees and rewards the daily roles of servant hood that you are pouring your life into. These everyday experiences are part of His plan to prepare your character and faith so He can entrust you with greater responsibility in the future.

If you are going through a difficult season of life right now remember that God never wastes a hurt. He uses them all to prepare us and equip us for future purposes and to help others.

Even in the midst of your ordinary routine, God reveals hints about what he has called you to do. God has has blessed you with spiritual gifts, skills, talents and natural abilities. You may be able to teach, organize, write, encourage people or something else.

Some steps to take toward understanding your purpose:
1. Write out the many roles you have.
2. Write out any areas of your daily life that you really enjoy or are really good at. (ex. finances, organizing, cooking etc.)
3. Prioritize your Roles
Most important, second most important, third most important etc.
4. Enjoy today.

"Show me the path where I should walk, O Lord: point out the right road for me to follow."
Psalm 25:4

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