Indescribable Joy! Finding Your Purpose - Spending Time with Self - Part 1

  Post by Carla Nelson

Post by Carla Nelson

The most liberating moment of my life after accepting the gift of salvation has been discovering and embracing my purpose.  There is simply nothing better.  Everything in my life now revolves around knowing my purpose.  This unearthing has empowered me with clarity for all of my decisions.  I no longer accept just anything, now just anything simply will not do, I now know exactly what my standards and requirements are.   I can look at an opportunity and either say no that will not do it.  It will not compliment the vision I've been given (therefore alleviating a distraction), or yes that fits and will serve as a stepping-stone for the journey.  No more wandering or confusion.  It's a beautiful thing.  It is an indescribable joy and peace that cannot possibly be replicated, and I wish for you to have the same or a better experience in discovering yours.  I feel better, I get up better, walk better, talk better, I am just better all-around and I want nothing less for you. 

The gifts we have been given work together to enable our purpose and empower us to thrive.  Utilizing our gifts allows us to assist others in resolving their problems and by helping others and that is how we get blessed.  Gifts are that thing (or things) that is usually overlooked because they are as natural as the air we breathe.  It is our makeup, how He designed us, our fingerprints to leave an imprint on someone else's life.

Trust me discovering your calling takes you to a level you never could have imagined.  I believe not knowing is a Travesty - that's my opinion based on my epiphany alone.  The gifts are given without repentance, so regardless of what you might have done in the past they are there, possibly lying dormant awaiting to be awakened.  We can't escape them and most likely may not reach our full potential and joy without this discovery.  

For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn.

Rom. 11:29 NLT

Well how do I find my purpose you say?  Six things proved beneficial for me in my discovery.  In this entry I'll share first things first, spend time with yourself.  Good - quality - time - alone with - YOU!

I used to buy an ice cream cone and go sit by the water to think, pray and listen. There is just something about the water.  It brings me serenity and clears my mind.  Get away from your normal surroundings.  Exploration of different environments illuminates our thoughts.  Go to places you gravitate to.  Be still and listen. Check your desires with the word of God and then go for it.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.
In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.

Prov. 21:1 NIV

I have often heard it said (paraphrasing) that many people have taken their untapped gifts with them to the grave upon death and never reached their full potential in life.   Don't let this be you.  Discover your purpose, put it to work, empower yourself and others by utilizing it.  Spend some time alone by yourself with God.  I promise you it'll be worth it and your life will never be the same again.