This month we’ve been talking a lot about purpose. Why am I here? What did God think when He created me? How do I live so my life reflects who I am on the inside? All valid questions, requiring some digging and self-discovery if we want to find answers.
I loved Craig Groeschel’s book Chazown because it guides you through the process of creating a life purpose statement by examining your life experiences…the good, the bad, and lessons learned along the way. You’ll remember proud moments when you took chances, and things worked out. And you’ll look back on times of sadness and the wisdom you gained the hard way. As you go through this process, your life’s defining chapters emerge and you begin to form your purpose. It’s truly an eye-opening and fun experience.
The only catch? While it’s not hard to write down and categorize the events of your life, it takes courage to sift through what it means and put that new knowledge into practice. Stepping out from behind the curtain of contentment can be rough.
As you lead your Known Collective group, consider the ways God has used your circumstances to mold you into who you are today. Each experience is a deposit into your purpose. Psalm 139 tells us, “all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” I think this includes the unique purpose God calls each of us to. After all, He created you with abilities and talents unique only to you. So, take time to dig into your purpose as you share your journey with the women you lead. They want so much to learn from you and what you’ve experienced along the way.
Talk soon, friend!
“Sometimes we feel like we have to be a certain way, look a certain way, or act a certain way to be used by God. But His continual pursuit for our heart shows us that we don’t have to be anything other than exactly what we are.” -Meghan Larissa Good
Check out this podcast from our friends at God Hears Her. If you’ve been struggling with reading Scripture lately, this is a great episode to help you get started. Or to share with your mentees if they need help digging in.
We were made for more; God created us with a unique purpose in mind from the very beginning. If you want to dive a little deeper into the topic of purpose or help your mentees do so, we suggest this easy 7-day bible reading plan from Christine Caine and Proper Women.
LISTEN AND TAKE NOTES
As you engage in conversations with the women in your mentoring group, remember that sometimes as women, we don’t want to be fixed. We just want to know someone hears us and is with us. The time for offering suggestions will come, but until it does, just let her know you see her, and you hear her, and she’s worth your time.
“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:16
Download this fall-themed wallpaper for your phone or computer background. It will hopefully serve as a great reminder of your uniqueness and the specific purpose God has ordained for your life.
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