Wednesday, August 1, 2018

#WednesdayWisdom: Perpetrating Purpose

This week's dose of #WednesdayWisdom speaks to how we perform purpose. Are you playing your own role, or are you reading someone else's lines? Let's talk about it.

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I used to say my biggest fear in life was not finding my purpose. I've changed my mind. My fear is not in wondering whether or not I'll find it, my fear is knowing what my purpose is and not walking in it--or, even worse, knowing what my purpose is and still trying to walk in something else...or someone else's.

I've been a lot of things thus far: Daughter, sister, friend, writer, blogger, poet, giver, thinker, doer...the list goes on and on. I've been purposed to wear all those "hats" and so many others. Some days I feel like it's impossible to wear them all. Above all that I am and all that I have yet to be, I am a follower of Christ. At the end of my life, I want to hear God say "well done." I want to stand before Him knowing that none of my potential was wasted, that every aspect of who I am was used for His glory. A huge part of being "used up" means knowing what my purpose is--and knowing what my purpose isn't.

You have to know what you're graced for. You can choose to be good in several areas, or you can hone in on one thing and be GREAT at it. I'm not saying you shouldn't try new things. I'm just saying, if you know that you're not called to something, no matter how badly you want it, no matter how much you thought this was it, no matter how glamorous it looks, if God tells you it's not for you, accept it and ask Him to show you how to walk in YOUR calling. Look at it this way: Each and every one of us is the answer to a specific problem in the earth. If you try to walk in someone else's purpose, there will always be a void where you should be. Find the problem you are called to solve and solve it well. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Somebody, somewhere, needs what you've got! #WednesdayWisdom

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