4 Tips to Living Life On Purpose

As human beings, we always look for reason. It is in our nature to ask why and what. It is in our genes to be logical and reasonable. It is in our character to always have basis for something. These things set us apart from other living things. These things make us smart. These things make us the leaders of different cultures.

  1. Live Your Life Great

Our purpose inspires us. Without it, we lose directions in life. If we do not know why we have to do what we have to do, we lose interest and then eventually we lose motivation. Motivation pushes us to become better and once we lose it, we just all become stagnant. Same goes with direction, without it nothing about the future will ever be clear.

Our Purpose gives us never-ending strength, motivation, and loyalty.

We are all blessed to be given the chance to live. Our lives must be meaningful. We have to live it well and in order to do this, we have to make sure that we express our true purpose in everything that we say, do, and create.

The Word of God tells us: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). Even God has a purpose for all of us. He knows exactly why we are all here on Earth. He knows why it is important for us to be doing what we are meant to be doing. It is our responsibility to seek and reflect on our purpose and make sure that we are living a life that God has planned for all of us.

  1. Allow Your Life to Unfold

Everything that we encounter in our lives has a purpose. We cannot just simply land into a situation that is not relevant to our lives. Everything happens for a reason and we just have to open our minds so that we can see what these reasons are.

Our lives deserve to be trusted. We just have to let it happen. We should stop trying to control so much. When we meet someone that we like at first and then hurts us in the end, we would initially think that there is no sense in meeting a person that we’ll leave eventually. This is wrong.

We have to change our way of thinking so that we can see the purpose that’s behind every event. It could be that we had to meet this person to make us realize the things that we want and we do not want in a partner. Maybe we had to meet this person so that we can get hurt and eventually become stronger. Maybe we had to meet this person so that we can learn about virtues like trust, loyalty, and love.

There are reasons why we meet the people we meet in our lives. There are reasons why we experience the things that we experience in life. Let us not disregard these experiences because they are all important in building our lives. They are all important because they all have the purpose.

  1. Think of Others

We are made so that we can be a blessing to other people. We are here so that we can fulfill our purpose. As people of God, it is automatically our purpose to help one another because we are just one big family. Our neighbors, co-workers, friends and even strangers are also our brothers and sisters.

We cannot hide the fact that we are all made for each other, and we are used as vessels to be blessings to each other. Without the people in our lives, we cannot be truly happy. We have to be selfless so that we can serve others. We have to be selfless so that we can put others first. Selflessness leads us to fulfilling our purpose and the purpose that God has designed for us.

  1. Find Significance in What You Do

We are the type of creature that knows how to make sense of things. We do not create anything that does not have any sense. We always ask “why” so that we can understand the reason behind everything. We never push forward in doing something that we really do not understand.

In order for a human being to perform well and be good, he must know the meaning and the purpose. This is the reason why we always ask our superiors in the office about the objectives of a certain project or campaign. When we are tasked to create a certain report, the first thing we ask is what the objective is about. This is because we cannot know how to create something or what to put into something if we do not know its objective.

Same thing goes with life. We cannot move forward if we do not know what the plans are for the future. We cannot live blindly. We have to know our purpose and we have to live according to that purpose. That is the only way we can make sense of things. We have to express our true purpose by living according to it and showing people that that is what we are doing.

How are you living YOUR life on purpose? Leave your comments and be an inspiration to others. Looking forward to reading your responses.

Don’t judge a book by its cover

Generally speaking, people establish their first impressions based on presentation – right? Think about the last time you passed by someone who had pink hair. You immediately thought that person was wild. Or, how about the last time you saw a black male with his pants below his butt. You thought to yourself that he was a “thug” and had no home training – right? You probably took extra precautions with your handbag or wallet.

We’ve all experienced this. I’m no different. I’ve learned over the years not to place meaning on things I see and what I hear. Rather, I like to shed light on the talents God has given to us from creation. Each and every single one of us, including you, have talents that we are to be grateful for. We have talents that we ought to develop. We have talents that we are not to hide, but to use according to God’s purpose. This is why it is important not to judge a book by it’s cover. We all have an inner beauty. Unfortunately, this inner beauty, which is suppose to manifest through our talents is covered up by the distractions of this world. What is meant to be fruitful and productive becomes an enemy to God’s good plan for our lives. What are some things stripping you of your beauty? Beauty is not about looks. True beauty deals with inner beauty. And, inner beauty is rooted in your God given talents.

In 1 Peter 4:7, we are told that “everything in the world is about to be wrapper up, so take nothing for granted. Stay wide-awake in prayer” (NIV). What are you allowing to be wrapped up? Take some time to sit down in a quiet place and reflect on your purpose. Ask the Lord to reveal why He created you.

When you’re able to communicate with the source of life, then you’ll be able to give glory to God with your talents. This is the beauty of life.

When your body looks healthy, but your mind and heart feels weak

For many of us women, this is the case. We look great and healthy on the outside, but we are fighting pressures internally–and it’s killing us. This is why it is so important for us to discuss maintaining a balance between the mind and the heart. There are so many things I can touch on, but for this particular post, I’ll start with the importance of marrying your heart and mind together.

In order to find balance, we must direct our mind and our heart towards a consistent goal and as a result, we will set them straight. When you set your heart and your mind to focus on your goals, make sure you don’t lose sight of them. Keep your eyes on the prize and pretty soon your heart and mind will start running towards it together naturally.

Similar to any marriage, there must be chemistry brewing between your heart and your mind. The secret it this: opposite levels of thought must be able to support each other even if they differ. You were not created with a heart and mind just so you could confuse yourself. They both have their different useful roles in your life, the trick is finding that perfect balance between them. The human heart and mind are two strong forces within us. Balancing their power can be difficult but if you think of them as two pieces of the same puzzle, you can start to figure out how they can fit in with each other.

This balance is important to truly experience optimal health. It’s easy to focus on simply following the right diet and taking the proper vitamins. Too many of us forget the importance of our mind and heart, and the impact it has on us. These are some of the ways I remind myself to keep the chemistry brewing between my heart and mind. Romans 12:2 does a beautiful job of summarizing the power of a transformed mind. Feel free to share with me some of your healthy remedies.

For more on this topic, read the 10 Commandments of Maintaining a Balance Between the Mind and the Heart written by Bishop E. Bernard Jordan.

The burdens of the church are bigger than me, Lord

I’ve been in ministry all my life and have seen and know the multiple aspects of running a church. I say all my life because my parents raised me in the church. And before I married my husband, I was serving in the church, prophesying from the tender age of 13. So hear me when I say, I understand how it feels to take on the burdens of the church. This is a feeling many of us experience, but too few of us share amongst each other. Right? As servants of the Lord, especially women in clergy, we feel it is our responsibility to continue to extend ourselves as long as we are doing the Lord’s work. Wrong or right? You don’t have to agree publicly, but nod to yourself.

After years of feeling overwhelmed and drained about up-keeping the house of the Lord, the Spirit revealed to me the strength in enrolling volunteers to support in doing the Lord’s work. Quickly, how many of you can identify at least ten people who you can call on to support with church work? Church volunteers are imperative to the growth of the church. I’ve decided to share five important

characteristics to look for when building a team of volunteers.

You must be a true believer and lover of God

Be an effective communicator

Value relationships

Value integrity

Be a good leader and servant

There are a slew of characteristics to look for in a volunteer, but these five are non negotiable.