My Purpose Statement and Life Verse:
To love and respect all, to receive and promote the unconditional love of GOD. “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” Romans 12:9
Yesterday was the last formal gathering for the workshop I have been attending for the past four weeks, I found it to be a rather bittersweet event. My knowledge gained from this learning experience has by far exceeded my expectations. My goal was to come away with clarity, through the direction and guidance of our facilitator and interactions with members of the group I now have that clarity with a clear understanding of my spiritual gifts as well as how they are manifested through me. I have been able to make purpose statement using the gifts that God is using through me, (giving, intercession and mercy). I am so thankful for the gifts that I have received and I receive great joy in sharing them. The others that I have had the privilege of sharing this journey of seeking and finding our unique purposes has strengthened me in regards to my own faith and I was able to see and feel the energy of each individual in the group through the stories they shared. I felt the very presence of God and His Spirit in the room as some shared deeply personal accounts that have occurred within their lives. God is truly alive and is making a difference in this world through people of faith while using their specific spiritual gifts. What I encountered while listening and sharing was true community and connectedness that fills a void in my life. There was a strong interest from all who attending last night to continue on this journey, from “Pursuing Our Purpose,” to “Finding/Identifying Our Purpose” to “What’s Next.” For me, the “what’s next is “Living Into My Purpose.” Life is a journey and I am excited to continue, I can see now that I have been fearful of the future for quite sometime and no power on this earth can stop the momentum of moving forward. If we choose to stop or even slow down, the effects are only felt within ourselves. I have been holding onto the past because I was happy then, not wanting to be hurt by the unknown. God created each of us unique and individual for His glory and with a unique purpose, how awesome it that? I don’t want to be afraid or live in fear any longer.
Some who read this may be thinking they do not have any gifts to offer but believe me when I say, ” YOU DO!” They are already in you and most likely you are already using and sharing them daily. Read the verses below and know you are a gift and God has blessed you uniquely and He wants to help you use the gifts you were created for. Feel free to contact me if you have questions, I may not have the answers but I can help you search. Blessings to YOU!
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:13-16