People tell you many things you should know to change your life, but one thing you need to know is that if you know your purpose, it can have the most powerful impact.
Have you done all the things that were supposed to make you happy, but you still feel like something’s missing?
Maybe you’ve climbed the career ladder just to realize there’s no true meaning at the top.
Maybe you gave all of yourself to raise your kids, and now that your nest is empty, you feel empty too.
Or you might have climbed the career ladder just to realize there’s nothing of real meaning at the top.
You can of course find satisfaction and purpose in all you do as a wife or as a mom, at home or at work.
But if you find your identity only in these accomplishments, and don’t also know your purpose that God specifically designed you for, there will always be a void in your spirit and soul to be filled.
What does it mean to know your purpose? It means living out who God designed you to be and what God called you to do. And when you do this, you impact the lives of those around you and honor God.
What is the Importance of Knowing Your Purpose?
You may be wondering, “Why is it important to find your purpose in life?” The answer is that knowing your purpose in God empowers you to fully embody and express who you are and what you were made to do.
You were made for Knowing Your Purpose
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. ~Ephesians 2:10 NIV
Remember, your true identity lies in who you are in Christ and who you are by the unique design of Your Creator. Your individual personality, strengths, gifts, passions, and all that you are was specially and specifically knit together with purpose.
Your soul yearns for Knowing Your Purpose
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. ~Proverbs 13:12 NIV
Whether you realize it or not, everything inside of you longs to fulfill what you were designed to do. Your spirit and soul have an inherent hope tied to the bigger picture of God’s purposes, which you’re a specific part of on this earth.
If your path doesn’t align with God’s direction for you, true fulfillment and maximum life impact will always remain just out of reach.
3 Ways Your Life Changes When You Know Your Purpose
You may want to know what happens when you find your purpose that is so powerful. There are 3 ways that you’re impacted by knowing your purpose that in turn change how you live your life.
1 – Your Know Who You Are (Psalm 139:14)
As you become more aware of your God-given design, you…
- Embrace your uniqueness
- Stop comparing yourself to others so you gain more confidence
- Start living out your true identity and potential in Christ
2 – You Know Why You’re Here (Ephesians 2:10)
As God’s calling on your life is revealed, you…
- Understand your significance
- Stop thinking you’re not enough so you gain more courage
- Start stepping out into new possibilities to make an impact
3 – You Know Where You’re Going (Proverbs 16:9)
As you partner with God to know your purpose and walk in it, you…
- Understand God’s vision for your life
- Stop wandering without direction so you gain more clarity
- Start being productive in what really matters in God’s plan
As you grow more into the person God’s calling you to be and step farther out into the things God’s calling you to do, it changes everything as you move toward God’s best for you from the inside out.
She Yearns Ministries would like to thank our guest, Arris Charles today, for her perspective on how your life changes when you know your purpose.
Arris Charles is a Life Purpose Coach and founder of Live Inspired by Purpose. She helps Christian women in midlife pursue their God-given purpose in their daily life and as their unique calling so they can live with more passion, confidence and impact. Knowing what it’s like to lose yourself in a career that doesn’t fit who you are and what it’s like to have your kids and family be the focus of your whole world, Arris brings both experience and empathy to her life’s work. Both detailed and creative, she blends detailed analysis and inspired vision to help her clients dive deep, dream big, and take bold action toward a new vision for their life.
Connect with Arris:
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/liveinspiredbypurpose
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liveinspiredbypurpose/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/liveinspiredbypurpose
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/liveinspiredbypurpose
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