What is purpose? Purpose is the reason for which something is done or created for which something exists.
It was a gloomy afternoon and I was home alone. I love cleaning so I decided to sweep the entire house and spoke out loud to the Lord. In the meantime, prior to having this dialogue with Jesus, I was reading an amazing book titled “In Pursuit of Purpose” by Dr. Myles Munroe this was the assigned book to read at the book club I was a part of, but I read the book so fast because of all the wow moments I encountered. This powerful book spoke volume to my inner man and it led me to read the Bible concerning my purpose and this is where the REAL questions began……
I asked questions like this
“Lord what am I doing here?”
“What did you have in mind when you created me?
“What is the why to my existence?”
“I want to live a life where I am walking in my full assignment what does that look like?”
“You created everything for a reason so what was your reason for me?
These were few of my many questionnaires towards God. Sister, if you are serious about knowing your purpose then it is going to require you to ask intentional questions. I purposely ask those questions. I did not go around the bush or fake what I was feeling I genuinely wanted to know. I set aside time to chat with the Holy Spirit, to pray and fast because I wanted answers. I practically bothered God every day about this. See, Jesus is not hiding anything from you. He actually wants you to know Luke 12:32 “Do not be afraid, little flock for your father has been pleased to give you the kingdom) Jesus is waiting for you to ask him. Knowing your purpose is one of the most treasurable things in this lifetime. God created everything for a reason read Genesis so your existence has a reason and it is your job to seek the Lord and find and live a fulfilled Christian life. I want to share with you 5 ways to attain access to finding your UNIQUE purpose. Are you ready to tap into a whole other level? Continue reading….
The nerve of me to open my mouth bluntly and say “God, I want to help teen girls and young women” only for the Lord to save me because, at that time when I uttered those words, I was not a believer of the Gospel. Funny enough, the thoughts would not leave me. They grew and grew. I shared all my feelings with God daily. I want you to express. Tell him your deepest desires over and over again. After all, he tells us to come boldly before the throne of grace.
Scripture tells us in Matthew 7: 7-8 when you ask you shall receive. It is dangerous to keep quiet especially when you and I have access to the Kingdom of God. There are things waiting to be discovered, but you aren’t asking. Some of us grew up in religious churches where you were told to not question God about anything, but if we are his friends and no longer servants shouldn't we know what he is all about? We have the right to ask. Do not allow your thoughts or outsiders make you feel guilty for going before the Lord and desiring to know why he created you. If Abraham had back and forth dialogue with God then so can you and I.
Prayer is special communion with God. Pray always and be intentional too. I know I keep repeating this word, but it is true. An intentional heart is a honest heart. Pray without ceasing and you will get your answer. Pray, wait for him to response and then proceed. There was a season in my life when I felt God was not talking. I wanted to knock on Heaven’s door and say “Hello sir is there anybody home?” but I realized when I prayed it was not God who was mute, but it was my ability to hear. How bad do you want an answer? Pray and then take time to hear. Hint: try praying the word of God, for example if you are reading something like John 10:10 make it personal and say “God, your word says that the thief only come to destroy, but I thank you that you came that I may have an abundant life. You want me to have a satisfied life with you. Show me my purpose so I can mirror you in all that I do and please you.”
This is an extra step you can take, but it’s a great one. I love that the word of God said when you fast and not if you do. Great things unravel when you humble yourself and starve your flesh to get closer to God. He responds to prayer and fasting big time. If you don’t believe me read the bible for examples :)
5. BE OPEN TO RECEIVE
You may have found your purpose or you are about to. Be open to receive why? Well, most likely it will be BIGGER than you and you will feel unqualified for the mission. I felt so scared and in this present day I shiver within when I think about what God revealed to me in regards of my visions, the prophetic words and forth. I wanted to cry due to the simple fact, the dream does not match where I am today, but God doesn’t care. How he sees you is what matters to him. We always see the status now, but he is out of our time and he sees the bigger print.
P.S God led me to read a book which was connected to the bible. I want you to be aware that your way of finding out may be completely different from me and that’s okay as long as you discover your destiny that’s 10 times more significant. Do not try to copy me or anybody else on their journey to finding their purpose be inspired, but flow according to the spirit because that’s the best way! Funny enough, what I always wanted to do was always in me. God bought it to light. Since the eighth grade I declared out of my mouth I wanted to teach teenage girls and young women about the importance of self worth and finding true love in Jesus Christ and boom! Mind- blown. I hope you were inspired! Try these steps, the journey will be different, but the steps will work (you may get 8 more steps messing with God.)
Be bless and encouraged!