5 Keys for Discovering God’s Purpose for Your Life
As humans, it’s natural to have doubts, especially when troubles and issues challenge the very meaning of our life.
By discovering God’s purpose for your life, you can:
Reconnect with joy and fulfillment;
Confidently believe in your choices; and
Enjoy inner peace.
The 5 keys below will help you discover – or rediscover – your God-given life purpose.
No matter what we’re going through, it’s important to hold onto our trust and faith in God’s overall plan for our life. Even when we feel:
Disconnected; Stuck; or even Lost; we are always living in God’s purpose and under his care and guidance. Trust you can always rediscover and regain your sense of purpose.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
As mentioned in our last article, Three Ways to Trust God When Things are Falling Apart, http://batonrougechristianlifemagazine.com/2019/03/14/three-ways-to-trust-god-when-things-are-falling-apart/, patience allows us to be in the moment and:
Slow down the negative and anxious chatter in our mind;
Reflect and open ourselves to what is in our best interests;
Absorb God’s guidance for living the purpose of our life; and
Effectively adjust our life path.
Remember, you are not expected to have all the answers. In God’s plan, there is a time for everything.
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3.1
Life today is often full of fear, feelings of hopelessness, overwhelming challenges and responsibilities. It’s no wonder we sometimes doubt whether we are on the right path according to our Heavenly Father. By regularly seeking out inner peace and quiet helps us reconnect to God’s wisdom and find a clear path forward.
Peace can be found in both prayer and the Bible. Reading the Word of God helps clear our hearts and minds and fill them love and peace, our natural spiritual state.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Always trust that God will provide the best for us in his infinite wisdom. Just like a parent provides what a child needs at the right time, our Heavenly Father will do the same for us.
Did you know that God has already given you clues to your life purpose?
Keep reading to learn where to find these clues!
Your Unique Passions:
We ALL have our own unique passions and natural gifts and strengths! Have you ever wondered why?
It’s been said that God often works at the intersection of our gifts and our passions. All kinds of strengths are needed in this world; whether it’s caring for people or animals, creating art, running a business or teaching the next generation, we have all been “called” to share our innate passions!
Not sure where your passions lie? Move on to the next clue to find clarification.
People Who Support You:
You were never meant to take this journey – called life – on your own. Throughout our life, God brings the trusted people, advisers and friends around us to help find and fulfill our life purpose. Reach out and ask for help. There is no shame in asking for help; there is strength in numbers. The right people will support you and hold the faith when you can’t. They will believe in you when you’ve lost your faith and they will walk the path with you.
“Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”
Right after practicing patience, allowing time to pass is probably one of the hardest things for mere mortals. Typically we seek out a “quick fix,” a solution that stops the immediate discomfort or pain, regardless of how well it may – or may not – serve us in the long-run.
Again, things come to us at the right time. Do your best to keep a hopeful mindset that anticipates the best is coming. You will then be able to see things more clearly and ideas, answers and heavenly wisdom will lead you down a path of exploration and discovery to living your life’s purpose.
“He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”
Alton and TaShawnda Jamison are the founders of The Empowerment Zone. This is a ministry designed to “empower people for everyday life”, through products, events, and messages. Alton and TaShawnda Jamison have been sharing the gospel together for over 20 years. They met in college on the campus of Old Dominion University and started teaching Bible Study together and the rest, they say, is history. God has gifted them in the areas of Families and Finances, and they have been blessed to be able to share their message around the country. They have recently completed their first book together: Purpose, Passion & Prosperity: 3 Keys To A Godly Marriage. Alton is the author of three additional books: Get Off The System: Moving From Lack To Abundance, No More Handcuffs: 5 Keys To Removing The Mental Handcuffs From Your Life, and Biblical Principles For Entrepreneurs. They have a genuine love for God and being transparent to others about their failures and successes. God has also blessed them with two beautiful children. For more information about Alton and TaShawnda or The Empowerment Zone, please visit: www.empowerlives.net