I think we've made finding our purpose too complicated, like we are supposed to receive a certain memo from heaven or a deep voice from the sky saying, "Helen, this is what you were born to do." It's not that deep y'all! Remember when you were a kid and you would pretend you were a princess, a cop, a teacher, a fire fighter, a fashion designer, a boxer or whatever it was that your little heart desired? Then we got older and started listening to everyone else tell us how hard it is out here and that living your dreams was not something we should even talk about. Our parents, God bless their hearts, just wanted the best for us, so they told us to go and get a JOB--Just Over Broke.
We live in a day and age where it is easier than EVER to turn those childhood dreams of saving the world into a reality.
What is the thing you like to do that blesses the socks off of other people? What is it that you enjoy talking about? Reading about? Learning about? Teaching others about? What is that thing you do with the least amount of effort but you do it so well? Or, what life experience have you had that you have come through to the other side victoriously, and now you have a passion to help other people go through what you have gone through? All I do is talk. I LOVE to talk. So guess what I did? I put a price tag on it! Listen, it REALLY is this simple. Whatever your answers were to these powerful questions, start taking ACTION on them TODAY! Don't sit and think too hard about it. Stop making it difficult. The world is LITERALLY waiting for you to stop playing small and step up to the plate of your God-given PURPOSE!
I also understand that you really may not know what you are good at anymore because you have listened to other people tell you what they think you should and should not do for so long that you have lost your own voice and intuition along the way. So begin to ASK. Ask- Seek- Knock. I haven't always known what I was good at. But I did know there was an empty spot inside of me and nothing in my life was making me happy. I couldn't put my finger on what my "problem" was. Until one fine day I was sitting on my couch watching The Oprah Winfrey show and Iyanla Vanzant was on her show showing people how to live a better life and giving them life changing advice. It was that day in 1997 that my purpose began to reveal itself to me. Now, I have to give you this disclaimer. When you ASK you will RECEIVE and when you do, BELIEVE what God begins to show you. Even if it scares the HELL out of you. (like it did me) Even if you don't think you're qualified. Even if you've never been trained in that area. Even if you've never seen it done before. BELIEVE it. It's coming to you for a reason. I believe there is a GOD sized hole in all of us. And if that hole is never filled- we will never truly be fulfilled. Who wants to live like that?
Too often we ask our self what if we fail...ask yourself, what if you succeed?! No, really, ask yourself, what if you succeed?
Pray without ceasing! 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Understand everyone was BORN with a purpose!
Remember God is in control...so don't be afraid!
Prepare your life for your purpose to be revealed to you!
Open up your heart & mind to receive!
Speak life NOT death out of your mouth! Proverbs 18:21
Everything in your life will work out for the good!