Has the question ever crossed your mind, “What am I here for?”
In 2015, this was the main question on my mind. I just finished my undergraduate degree and enrolled into graduate school to begin my MBA. To be honest, once I achieved my goal of earning my undergraduate degree I felt lost. Something was missing. What was I to do next? I worked full-time all throughout my undergraduate career so finding a job wasn’t the issue. My daughters were doing great and active with activities outside of school. However, something was still missing. I finally achieved my biggest goal and I had no idea what was next.
It wasn’t until I truly surrendered to God and asked him to show me how my life can be of service to him. In this time, he revealed to me exactly what he wants me to pursue. The issue I faced right after he revealed my purpose to me was FEAR & DOUBT! I began to doubt God called ME to walk on this journey. So, I talked myself out of if time and time again. Did you see what happened? I asked God to reveal to me what he called me to do and like the loving father he is, he informed me of my purpose. However, I allowed the enemy to swoop right in and plant negative seeds of fear and doubt to make be falsely believe I wasn’t able of accomplishing what God has called me to do. The devil is LIE!
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
As God reveals to you what HE has placed you on the earth to accomplish, don’t you dare allow the enemy to convenience you, you aren’t CALLED! GOD CHOSE YOU! YOU HAVE PURPOSE! I pray you believe in yourself as much as I believe in you.
Here are three ways for discovering your purpose in 2019:
- Spend Consistent Time with GOD
This isn’t optional. No one on this earth can tell you what your purpose is. You need to get in the presence of God and be CONSISTENT! Begin with reading the book of Ephesians. This will assist you to better understand that we all serve a purpose within the body of Christ. You need the Holy Spirit to speak directly to you. This will provide you with direction for you to determine exactly what your purpose is.
- Brainstorm about YOURSELF
I wrote my name in my notebook and I asked myself, “What do I want to accomplish with my life?” For instance, When someone thinks of Ja’Lisa Brown, what do I want them to think of? I wrote a Woman of God, Change Agent, Women Empowerment Visionary, Motivational Speaker, Purpose Coach, just to name a few. I want you to do the same. Be real and transparent with yourself.
- Pay close attention to what excites you and what you’re deeply passionate about.
As you brainstorm think of situations, things, problems, issues that arise that gets you fired up. What areas can you see yourself do everyday and truly be happy? Don’t focus on the money. Whatever God has called you to do he will provide financially.
As you take your time with the steps above, please understand this will not take place all at one time. God continues to reveal to me more and more information about the direction he wants A Queen with Purpose to go in. I’m nervous but also excited! Why? Because I know God would never place me on the incorrect path or put me in harms way. There hasn’t been a time where I’ve stepped out on faith and didn’t succeed. TRUST HIM!
Since the launch of A Queen with Purpose, opportunities have presented themselves and doors have opened one after another. I know it is no one BUT GOD! Providing me confirmation after confirmation that I’m on the right path and continue to trust him. I can’t wait to share the greatness he has in store!