June 2019: SOCIAL SHARE RECAP – Living with Purpose
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Many of us have heard this scripture before but don’t really realize the context behind it. It wasn’t until this year that I had taken the time to research this scripture further.
Prior to this verse, we read how the Israelites were exiled into Babylon because of their disobedient. During this time, Jeremiah send them a message from God which basically shows God asking His people to wait 70 years. During this waiting period, He explains to still live their life, multiply. Which later leads to the promise above in Jeremiah 29:11.
How many times have you seen yourself in a waiting or painful period? Maybe its unemployment, a bad marriage, bad boss, family or financial problems. It’s a hard and sometimes very lonely road. But God tells us to take courage. To lean on Him during this time and keep our minds in the promises He has for us.
The Bible tells us that God formed us in our mother’s womb, that He knew us before we were born, and knows every hair in our head. We are not an accident. We have been created with a Beautiful Purpose.
So if we were created with a purpose then why do we experience situations that leave us empty or confused?
I believe it’s because many of us can’t let go of who we are NOT. We keep living in our past or living a life defined by the people that surround us. We allow people or situations to get a hold of our identity, instead of letting God hold us in His hand.
What is hurting you so much today that is preventing you from moving forward into becoming the person God is calling you to be?
In this Social Share, we were able to openly share this deep question. What I saw is women from all walks of life, multicultural, united to understand better who they should be. The phrase, “I’m trying or still trying to find my purpose” was mentioned several times. We learned from our speakers, Soledad Tanner, Ivette Mayo, and Connie Leon, that life is a hard road but totally worth living through. Divorce, death, unsupportive family or friends, did not stop them from pursuing and finally taking control of their own identity.
From this conversation, we learned there are many ups and down in life. All working to get us to where we are today. Many of the difficult challenges, with time, will make sense. All three speakers said, “they reached an age where they no longer wanted to please others while losing their own identity.” They all decided this was their time. The time to live the life according to who they believed they needed to be. Truly an inspiring moment!
What’s most important in the end for you to remember:
- Living with purpose is knowing your creator: God has already chosen you! He wants you to know him through fellowship and His word. “Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. – Ephesians 1:4 NIV”
- Living with purpose is waiting on the Lord. And, finding gratitude for the journey: What you can do today is preparing you for God’s divine plan. Sometimes you’ll take wrong paths, but God will continue to guide you back to where He needs you. “His word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. – Psalm 119:105 NIV”
- Living with purpose is not allowing your passion to burn out: Rise and be obedient, and fight through the challenges. Have faith that the one who sent you has already given you the victory. “for the LORD your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory. – Deuteronomy 20:4 ESV”
Surrender everything to God. Allow God to lead you in every area. Download our free e-book “Lead by God – Living a Life with Purpose” for more information.
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