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Are you continually asking, “what’s my purpose?”
Being diligent in finding that answer is most important to your story and it is certainly the reason your Creator uniquely made you.
Since forever I’ve loved looking at boats parked so neatly in the harbor. They are parked so neatly. Put away so tightly in case of storms. But what my heart envisions when I look at them is their sails up as they are sailing out to sea.
Boats aren’t created to set in the harbor, just as you weren’t meant to sit idle with the gifts and talents you were created with. There comes a day when it’s time to raise your sail, take a risk, and set out to sea.
If you aren’t quiet sure where to begin, here are five ways that will help you see your unique purpose:
1. Seek God
You will never experience the true peace you are longing for unless you are smack-dab in the middle of God’s will. Seek Him daily and ask your questions before your Creator. He will answer in His own way and time. Being a self-help junkie does not fulfill. Trust me, I know!
2. Know Your Personality
God uniquely created you before you ever took in a breath of air. He created your tempermant and the way you would respond to the world around you. If you’ve never taken a personality assessment, check out Personality Plus. You will be amazed at just how unique you are.
3. Learn Your Gifts
Different than your personality, which was given to you before birth, is your spiritual gifts. Your spiritual gifts come only once you’ve accepted Jesus. Are you having a hard time realizing what they are? There are assessments that can help you assess and discern the way God has gifted you to reach others. If you need help finding a reliable test, email me.
4. Know Your Strengths
We live in a society that focuses on weaknesses more than we do strengths. But what if we focused on our strengths? Years ago I took the strengths finder assessment and I was amazed at what it revealed. What I thought were weaknesses within me were actually strengths I was viewing wrong.
5. Serve Others
Our purpose for being here on this earth is not to serve ourselves, accumulate riches, and live in big houses — we are here to serve others. Stepping out to help others in any way will help guide you to your real purpose. God can not move an inert person, so get to moving and watch God guide you to where He needs you.
As you begin to put these five things together, you will begin to notice common threads in your personality, gifts, and strengths. Ultimately where all those come together will be your sweet spot and purpose.
Can you see how all these would fit together to guide you to your purpose so you would feel fulfilled?