“How do I walk in my purpose?”
“The reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.”
When I think about the word purpose and the idea of “Walking in your purpose.” I think about destiny, I think about serving others and a higher calling than just working a 9-5.There is nothing wrong with working a job whether it be full-time, part-time or on call. We all need to have food in our belly, clothes on our back and coins in our pocket lol.
What if I told you there is more in store for you! That your mind wouldn’t even be able to comprehend the plans God has for you, would you believe me?
There are so many stories in the Bible where ordinary people were able to do extraordinary things because God’s hand was on their life. God used people to display his healing power, uplift his people, help deliver people and provide for his people. None of the people he used for a greater purpose were perfect which means you are not required to be either. God created each and every last one of us for a reason. The more we draw closer to him the closer we get to discovering why we were put on this earth!
Point #1 Pray
Prayer allows you to spend quality time with your father. When you pray you open the door for communication to flow, you open the door for vulnerability and for God to reveal things to you about your purpose. He may have an assignment for you so keep your ears open.
In my experience God either shows us a path or reveals bits and pieces of his plan slowly. I’ve personally never received the big picture for my life from God ( example: asking God where will I be in 30 years) and I never ask him to reveal it to me. I say this because I’m okay with things happening in his timing and I don’t want to be overwhelmed and I’m not in a rush. I am a firm believer that slow and steady wins the race, so I don’t need to be anxious.
Remain humbly at the feet of Jesus and he will direct your path when you decide to submit to his will.
Point #2 Discern Spiritual & Natural Gifts
I believe that God can help you determine what you specialize in. It helps to know what you like, love and are passionate about. Spiritual and natural gifts are important because they play a major role in helping you walk in your purpose. You should see them as the tools that help you get the job done.
Spiritual gifts: Serving, teaching, encouraging “exhortation”, giving, leadership, mercy, word of wisdom, word of knowledge, faith & more
Natural gifts: writing, acting, singing, dancing, photography etc.
Point #3 Intentionally Give Your Time
Once you discover what your purpose is or have an idea of what it is, you may ask yourself, “What do I do now?” Start intentionally making time to walk in your purpose. It does not do you any good to keep what you have on the inside of you all to yourself.
When God revealed to me my assignment with my gifts I hesitated. I did not know how to walk boldly because I was afraid of what others thought about me. Eventually through prayer and working on my weaknesses I was able to overcome my fears and doubts about my own ability. What I will say is that it helps to stay in tune with God.
I remember my first open mic! I was so nervous, I was on a big stage in high school by myself. My nerves got so bad, I was sweating real hard and I just wanted to leave the stage. I believe God told me to take off my glasses ( he knows I’m blind without them). Everybody now looked like little black balls of fuzz and I wasn’t as nervous anymore. I started to recite my poem and get into character. The first poem I ever memorized was, “ I too sing America” by Langston Hughes ( One of my favorite poets). As I was reciting the poem I started to get more comfortable, move around the stage and freely express the words to the poem. The more I moved my nerves just slid off me and was replaced with excitement and passion. I started to hear the confidence in my voice and couldn’t recognize myself. I ended the poem with a powerful punch with my tone as I began to stand up straight putting my glasses back on and with my head held high I said my last line, “I too,.. sing America.”
From that day forward I have allowed my father to take the lead, when I’m afraid and even when I’m not. There is an overflow peace attached to his presence. My father is my strength in my weakness.
In my grandma voice, “Don’t be timid, let your light shine baby !”
I thank you Jesus for giving me insight to give my readers nourishment for their mind, body and soul. Rest kings and queens of the most high, soaking in the fact that God’s got us! You are Destined For Greater!
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- Definition of purpose: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/purpose
- Spiritual gift list with explanations : https://www.gotquestions.org/spiritual-gifts-list.html
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