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4 Ways to Walk Boldly in Your God-Given Purpose

walking in purpose

God never brings us to a situation He cannot see us through.

walking in purpose

Is there something that you dream about, fantasize about, and keep reaching out for in your life?  Do you battle with an inward tug-of-war that refuses to leave you alone and demands you to long for more in spite of the many challenges you face in life?

If your answer to these questions is yes, then like me, you have been called by God to live a life of meaning, significance and purpose.

It is my belief that we all have been created for purpose, and it is not until we realize, embrace and walk in our God-given purpose that we can begin to live the life of fulfillment and enrichment that we so earnestly desire.

When you awaken to the reality that God has created you for a life of “more”, the challenge becomes how to walk in this truth in spite of the everyday challenges that you will surely face in life.

How do you continue to strive to live your life of purpose in the midst of financial hardship, relationship challenges, parenting struggles, emotional roller coasters and any of the myriad of other hardships that you may face on your Christian journey?

Pressing through your challenges to live the purpose filled life that God has destined for you is vital to not only your life, but the lives of all those who are connected to the amazing gift that God has placed on the inside of you.

So how do you show up to answer the call of purpose on your life every single day?  I want to share you with some truths that I have discovered on my personal journey towards walking boldly and powerfully in my God-given purpose.

1. Live Authentically. 

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. (Genesis 1:26)

One of the greatest challenges to living out the call of purpose on your life is just being “you.”  We are inundated with the opinions of others through so many different channels (i.e. TV, magazines, books, social media, etc.) that it can become very difficult to press through the noise and discover our true self.

God has created you to be uniquely you, and it is your ability to live that out authentically and genuinely that will transform your life and the lives of others. You have been created in the image and likeness of God  so the key to authentic living is staying connected to your Creator so that He can constantly remind you who He created you to be.

2. Stay Focused. 

Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2)

If you are anything like me, you have all sorts of responsibilities pulling you in multiple directions every single day.  If you are going to show up and answer the call of purpose on your life, you must stay focused.  As tempting as it may be, you have to refuse to engage in things that do not speak directly to your God-given purpose.

Remember, your favor, peace and prosperity are wrapped up in the fulfillment of your purpose. Being busy does not equate to living out purpose.

The key to overcoming the desire to want to be all things to all people is consulting with the author and finisher of your faith  before you commit yourself to anything.

3. Value God’s Approval Over Others.

We are social creatures by nature so we thrive off of relationships; relationships with family, friends and loved ones.  Whether we like to admit it or not, we seek the approval and recognition of others.

There is nothing inherently wrong with wanting to be valued and appreciated by those that you love.  The problem creeps in when we place more value on the opinions of others than we do on the approval of God. Our ultimate goal should always be to please God above all else.

If we strive to please God in all that we do then we will always choose our purpose over what other people desire for our life when the going gets tough.

4. Fight for Your Purpose. 

Living out your purpose in spite of the many challenges you face in life is a daily fight.  You have to be willing to battle with both the internal and external opposition that you will face as you strive to live the life that God has destined for you.  No matter how hard things get in your life, refuse to ever give up!

When things get difficult for me, I recite to myself Philippians 4:13 which says…

“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”

I truly believe that, and it gives me the strength to continue to press forward in spite of my setbacks and challenges.

Be determined to fight for your purpose, and God will give you the grace to keep moving forward.

Erica Wyatt

Erica Wyatt

Visit her at drwyattinspires.com
Dr. Erica Wyatt is a single mother of four beautiful children, the author of "Striving to Live a Life of Purpose:My Journey from Teenage Mom to PhD Graduate,an educator, and a Christian Life Coach
Erica Wyatt
54 Comments

54 Comments

  1. Nothembekile Galada

    March 29, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Amen

  2. Dinky Jessica Dingile

    March 29, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Trueth

  3. Discent Thando Masinga

    March 28, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Hallelujah

  4. Julie Obasi

    March 28, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    AMEN

  5. Vernadine Ragubeer

    March 28, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Thank you Lord

  6. Phindile Mavis

    March 28, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Amen

  7. Agnes Dikekedi

    March 28, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Amen

  8. Tapiwanashe Ashley Chambati

    March 28, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Amen

  9. Berthina B Quarles

    March 28, 2017 at 9:18 am

    And truly in these last day as a child if God you have to be bold as a lion

  10. Nelo Akirika

    March 28, 2017 at 6:03 am

    indeed

  11. Gail George

    March 28, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Amen

  12. Lovely Sharon

    March 28, 2017 at 3:52 am

    Amen

  13. Myya Ford

    March 28, 2017 at 3:11 am

    thank you God

  14. Huny Bunn

    March 28, 2017 at 2:46 am

    Amen

  15. Nakkazi Mary Kiggundu

    March 28, 2017 at 2:28 am

    Hallelujah.

  16. Gloria Davidson

    March 28, 2017 at 2:27 am

    Amen

  17. Ellah Reu Cabaya

    March 28, 2017 at 2:10 am

    Inspiring..Amen

  18. Terry Daley

    March 28, 2017 at 2:04 am

    Amen

  19. Bobbie Galloway-Folie

    March 28, 2017 at 1:53 am

    Amen

  20. Kathy Yates Walters

    March 27, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Amen

  21. Frances Jones

    March 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Amen

  22. Cynthia Seize

    March 27, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Amen

  23. Bobbie Deal

    March 27, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Amen

  24. Ida Ashton

    March 27, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    AMEN

  25. Jacqueline Pinda Kandiu

    March 27, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Amen Amen

  26. Blessing Odili

    March 27, 2017 at 9:49 pm

  27. Ugochi Mbah

    March 27, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Faithful God be thy praised

  28. Maemu Nomsa Kutama

    March 27, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    amen to dat!!

  29. Otsanya Onmonya Comfort

    March 27, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    He remains faithful

  30. Julia Elizabeth

    March 27, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Aubrey Harris

  31. Eleanor Moreland

    March 27, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    AMEN

  32. Aor Jennifer Gomna

    March 27, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Thank u Jesus

  33. Aya Fubara Eneli

    March 27, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Confirmation!

  34. Keneilwe Silatane-Juba

    March 27, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    AMEN

  35. Priscillah Nhiwatiwa

    March 27, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Amen Powerful

  36. Eka Ekpo

    March 27, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Am blessed. Thank you Jesus!

  37. Vicky Tsado

    March 27, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Amen

  38. Rachael Chetty

    March 27, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Amen

  39. Slindile Cele

    March 27, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Yes Lord………Amen

  40. Vickie Tillman

    March 27, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Amen and Amen!!!

  41. Happy Agofure Onoriode

    March 27, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Thank God for this piece…

  42. Clement Ngoma

    March 27, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Amen

  43. Judy Karoga

    March 27, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    He will always give a way out

  44. Aguinede FaithIb

    March 27, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    At all

  45. Ime Okonubin

    March 27, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Sure

  46. Nikie Nikita

    March 27, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Amen

  47. Boitshepo Popo Molefane

    March 27, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    thank u lord

  48. Telly Manuel

    March 27, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Do all things that God has intended you to do….

  49. Marcene Walton

    March 27, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Amen!!!!!!!

  50. Ayanna Baker

    March 27, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Then what do you do if you don’t know? I know there’s something else…it’s calling me but I don’t know what!!

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      March 27, 2017 at 8:26 pm

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  51. Renita Evans

    March 27, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Amen

  52. Sandy Arnold

    March 27, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Hallelujah Thank you Jesus for always bringing me through.

  53. Mary Kahoro

    March 27, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Amen

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