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How to Find Your Passion and Fulfill God’s Purpose

Do you feel lost?  Like something is missing from your life?

Do you frequently wonder if this is all there is?

You’re not alone.

Many people go through life hoping and praying that they land someplace happy.  But most fall short.

I was all too familiar with these feelings.  I would frequently say…  God there’s got to be more than this

I was living a ‘good’ life but I wanted more.  So I kept striving for more.  More accolades, more money, more vacations, but nothing was filling that void. Oh it would temporarily but it would always come back to that nagging question “What am I here for?

That was until I discovered what was truly missing from my life.

Purpose.

I was a hard worker who made good money and had a great family, but I lacked a bigger purpose in life.

So I set out on a mission.  I was on a mission to find my purpose.  And on that mission I went through 3 phases.

Phase 1: Discovery

In the Discovery Phase,I learned all about myself.  Not the ‘self’ that I pretended to be or molded myself to be, but the REAL me.  Here is where I want to encourage you to learn all you can about yourself.

My friend, you are fearfully and wonderfully made.  God took the time to craft every detail about you, It’s your job to discover those details.

Learn your likes, dislikes, your personality and your talents.  Put aside all the expectations of others (and yourself) and start fresh.  It’s like getting to know a brand new friend.  Except that friend is YOU!

Phase 2: Development

The bible gives countless examples of how and where we are to continue developing ourselves.  It talks about developing our mind, our talents and our talk, among many other things.

In the development phase you begin to grow in your areas of discovery. The development phase is unique to each person. Perhaps you go back to school, or maybe you spend months in counseling to get healing for past pain. Maybe you even hire a coach to help you learn a skill or take the time to get to know God on a deeper level.

Whatever it is that you need to do to develop personally, professionally and spiritually, DO IT.  You are worth the investment.

Phase 3: Design

The design phase is my favorite, but in the past, I would make the mistake of trying to design a plan before I discovered who I was and where I was going.

It’s a lot like putting the cart before the horse.

Maybe you’re like me and you love to set goals – that’s great, you’re going to love this phase.  But you’ll only succeed in the design phase AFTER you’ve laid the foundation in discovery and development.

Once you have discovered yourself and made the commitment to develop, now you can begin to set the plan in place to take your purpose from concept to completion.

It’s time to take action. All of your dreaming and praying won’t amount to anything if you don’t apply your faith and take action.

 

Every Christians desire is to hear those wonderful words “Well done my good and faithful servant”

 

God has planted in you a dream and it is his desire to help you bring that dream to fruition.

You are unique

You are talented

You are called out for a very special purpose.

Don’t stay stuck another day in mediocrity and frustration.

 

Take the steps necessary to fulfill your God-given purpose.  God needs you.  The world needs you. Why live a life of pleasure without purpose.

 

If you want to go deeper, check out the upcoming episodes of my youtube channel.  This season, I will be talking about purpose, specifically your purpose – How to find it and how to live it, so click the subscribe button, so you don’t miss any of the upcoming episodes.

 

Want more?  Grab your FREE inner voice Guide. It’s my gift to you to help you begin to discover what God wants you to do with your life.

 

Until next time, my friend, I pray that you walk in the fulness of all that God has for you.

6 replies
  1. krisreece
    krisreece says:

    That’s exciting Julie. I call the development phase the ‘messy middle’. Keep pressing on towards all He has for you Julie

  2. Robert
    Robert says:

    Thanks for sharing these helpful tips. I think this is important to discover the creativity and God-given passions our Father has laid on our hearts. Sometimes we can ignore these because they don’t feel quite practical or fit in with other more conventional roles that other people are doing. And in those times, we can feel that we have to conform to a particular image instead of finding out how God has made us unique and special for a purpose.

    BTW I noticed you still have some standard Latin text block under the “Discovery” paragraph that you forgot to remove.

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