3 steps to Unlocking your purpose
We were created on purpose, not only for a purpose but for God's Purpose. There are three keys to unlocking and staying in your purpose. God wants to use the gifts and talents He gave us, but sometimes He wants to use our weaknesses more. The reason is because He likes to be strong where we are weak the Word says His power is made perfect in our weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9.) The first step is recognizing where God is calling you and then saying YES regardless of your comfort level. First we must accept the call, then the equipping from Holy Spirit will come. If you’re feeling called to something, a stirring within you to do something you’re afraid or feel unequipped to do, take heart. God is the qualifier.
Step 1: Saying Yes to God, Regardless of your comfort level!
This is a concept that can be hard to struggle with because we naturally want to do things we are good at and gifted in because that makes us comfortable. Saying YES to something we don’t have a skill set in goes against what the world will tell us. Life coaches or motivational books will tell us to combine our gifts and talents with what we have a heart for when deciding our purpose. But life is different in the Kingdom of God and a lot more exciting. When we are available and trust that God will do what we can’t, the possibilities of limitless.
Our ultimate purpose is to love God and love people. Many of us want to do something extravagant and big and there isn’t anything wrong with that. But sometimes, the bigness of our goal or vision can overwhelm us into doing nothing. I know I have definitely been there before. If you are feeling confused or lost as to what your purpose is, you aren’t alone. But to simplify it, our ultimate command is to love God and love people. So start by doing that in small, big, daily ways and watch how God will lead and unfold things. God can’t drive a parked car, so get moving in loving Him and others as a first step. He will take what you sow and give you a multiple fold return and you never know where it will lead.