Today, we’re going to take out the rubbish. That’s right, we’re talking about those rubbish lies that you’ve been believing about your purpose.
Ready for this?
Here are the 6 lies you’ve been believing about your purpose.
1. You haven’t got a purpose
Yes, girl, you do! When you became a Christian, you assumed a new identity in Christ Jesus. As a part of your identity in Christ, purpose is in your DNA. This isn’t any purpose that the world can give, not something mediocre and small. But a purpose that is bigger than yourself.
2. Your job is your purpose
Your purpose is to love God and love others. Your job matters. Yes. But is it your purpose? I don’t think so. In Matthew 22:36-40, Jesus is very clear that the greatest commandment is to love God and love others. That is the greatest thing that you can do!
Your job is one part of your life here on earth, of which there are many parts - time spent with family, friends, at church, at your sporting club, etc. In your job, you can love God by giving your all, by being obedient to him and working as if you are working for the Lord (verse). And you can love others by being kind, thoughtful, asking the Holy Spirit to lead you in conversations.
While there is purpose in your job and in what you do, ultimately, living with purpose is to have your eyes fixed on God and be obedient to him when he tells you to do something, say something or go somewhere. And hey, jobs can change. But the act of being obedient to God, even in the unknown, is something that never changes.
3. God doesn’t care about your dreams
God cares. He cares about every detail of your life. (scripture). God cares about your dreams. But God cares more about having you than your dreams having you. God promises to do far more than we could ever hope of imagine (Eph 3:20). So why wouldn’t you want to give your dreams over to God, trusting that He has a good plan?
4. Your gifts and talents are random
God created you! And God doesn’t make mistakes. God knit you together in your mother’s womb, and he created every strand of your DNA. Your gifts and talents sure aren’t random. In fact, you can use them to glorify God and point people to Jesus. :)
5. There is no room for your purpose in the midst of what everyone else is doing
Oh, this dirty lie! The lie of comparison, the lie of not good enough. If you constantly compare and look over your shoulder, then you’re never going to start.
Understand that we are all uniquely made, but that some of us may have similar interests, gifts and talents (after all, there are 7 billion people in the world!).
But although there are many many people in the world, there is no one like you. There is no one with your story, and someone needs to hear it. Of the 7 billion people in the world, there are people who need to know you.
So remember whose you are, trust in Him and step out boldly in the direction of your purpose knowing that God is the one who paves the way.
6. Living out your purpose won’t make a difference to others
If you let Him, God will use you. God can use anything, you know? God will use you in the every-day stuff, the seemingly mundane, the conversations with people around you, the way you interact with others.
You see, the devil would want nothing more than for you to believe these dirty, rotten lies so that you would never ever step forward into your purpose - so that you would never make a difference in the world.
But I believe that you can break free of that. It’s time to start believing God’s plan for your life. It’s time to start putting your trust in God and taking the next step, even if it’s terrifying.
I want to come alongside you and help you dive deep into this whole purpose thing. I want to help you uncover your purpose in Christ Jesus.
That’s why I created this guide: 5 Steps to Finding Your Purpose.
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Comment below and tell me: What lies have you been believing about your purpose?