Have you let your past failures or mistakes drive you to downsize your dreams? Are you settling for less than the desires God has placed in your heart?
Jesus tells the Pharisees, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full
As a certified Leadership/Purpose Coach for the last 20 years, I have found many people can get unstuck and back on the “Dream/Purpose Wagon” by me just asking them a few thought-provoking questions.
But before I give you a few questions to ask yourself, I want you to ponder on some thoughts. First, remember your purpose is continually in process and under construction. Your calling is not something you obtain by a certain age and then maintain. Your purpose will require you to stretch yourself and be bigger than yourself. In other words, your dream/purpose isn’t big enough if you are not relying on God to achieve it. Next, prayer is not an alternative to preparation and faith is not a substitute for hard work.
Zonks! You probably want to stop reading now—please don’t.
Understand that God has placed His desires in your heart that will bring you joy, and fulfillment, Glorify God and enhance others’ lives because they crossed paths with you. So, here are a couple of questions to ask yourself this week.
- What does success look like in this season of my life?
- Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18.
- Am I working on my “call to” or spinning my wheels in my “can do’?
- 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
- What am I afraid of that is holding me back from taking the necessary step needed?
- Fear is a liar!
- Jesus, the ultimate Life Coach tells us to; “be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go”. Joshua 1:9
I wonder sometimes if we stop pursuing our purpose because we are so focused on our weaknesses. Jesus never taught about our weakness but about finding our highest callings and using our strengths and going after them with all our hearts. I am thinking we are to spend time strengthening our strengths, and not trying to grow our weaknesses.
Don’t let these words frustrate you but encourage you! God knows your season of life. He doesn’t say, I have come for you to have life to the full for a season. Jesus wants you to “bloom where you are planted.”
Lord, you came to give us eternal life and life to the full. For the woman reading this, will you encourage her and increase her thirst for your word. Show her she does have time to pursue all You have for her. Thank you, Father, for your promise to never leave us and for the power of the Holy Spirit within us. May our life song sing to you! In Jesus’ name, Amen.