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You were born for such a time as this. God knew the world needed your unique gifts. But now, God needs you to believe in who you were destined to be.
This article will help you understand more about yourself, your purpose, and how to execute the calling you have on your life so that you may walk in purpose to attain and maintain the success you seek, living as your most authentic self.
Purpose is not a skill set you must build. It’s a part of who you naturally are.
Confidence in yourself is the key ingredient to living in purpose.
The idea of approaching adulthood can feel overwhelming. You're in the process of discovering who you are and the goals you want to attain in life.
This new adventure has led to approximately 20% of GenZ experiencing depression before the age of 18? The mental strain experienced during this transitional stage of your adulting life, rises from the pressures of peer acceptance and success attainment.
The need to “fit in” is overpowering your ability to see your unique, one of a kind qualities, as a gift.
If you feel unsure about who you are and your purpose in life, these feelings are normal and you're not alone. The journey of adulting comes from discovering along the way. We’re all learning as we grow.
Where do you turn for clarity?
You must look within yourself. As you grow and develop into your true authentic self, one thing you’ll realize, no one has the insight or power to tell you who you are and what you were born to do. To discover yourself, your purpose, and your life’s calling, you must get close to the Creator so that God may reveal to you the answer - that already exists within you.
Your purpose in life is to be yourself. Period! To live every single day, being unapologetically you, while providing the world with what you know - innately on the inside of you. When being your most authentic self you become a rich resource of knowledge, information, and new ideas that have yet to be discovered or can help enrich the human experience in positive, loving, and successful ways. You carry within you gifts and talents that this world needs in order to evolve and progress.
Before you started to accept what the world told you was true. Before you looked to friends and family to tell you who you were.
Before the fears and need to be accepted overtook your life, you knew exactly who you were and what made you feel happy, healthy, and whole.
Many of us begin losing sight of who we are because we spend time foolishly thinking that someone else knows us better than we know ourselves.
Our goal in life is to live out our purpose. Our life’s calling is to successfully execute and express who we are, what we love, and why we love it...authentically.
To remember who you are and what you were born to do, before the world began to inject its opinion, you must spend quality time getting reacquainted with yourself and God. God is the only one who knows everything about you and has the best plan of action to help you arrive exactly where you are supposed to be, doing exactly what you love to do, as only you can do it.
Here are a few steps you can implement in your life, to grow a deeper understanding and appreciation for yourself, your purpose, and your calling:
Grab a piece of paper and begin to write a detailed description about who you are. It may feel uncomfortable to start, but dedicate quiet time with yourself and write out what you feel.
After you have written to express yourself, identify the statements that: speak to who you are; and those that reflect who the world says you should be.
Next, I want you to spend time in prayer communicating the feelings you discovered above. During your time communicating with God, share: Why you feel connected to the statements that represent who you are; and Why you feel pressured to show up as the world says you should
After you have shared your thoughts and feelings with God, spend 10-15 minutes in silence with your eyes closed, giving God the opportunity to respond and provide clarity on what you expressed. Don’t try to control the thoughts that come to your mind - just simply allow them to reveal themselves to you. You will know they are from God if they are positive, loving, supportive, and aligned with the outcome of giving you a rich and satisfying life. (John 10:10)
Next, I want you to write another letter to yourself. In this letter, express what you feel God was communicating to you in your moment of stillness. Did you receive clarity? In what ways? What steps is God asking you to take? Take a moment to write them down.
Repeat this process each week to help you rediscover yourself, your purpose, and your calling.
Over the course of your Adulting life, you’ll discover, those who live out their greatness and attain a life of purpose, do so by having the confidence to be themselves. They maintain a life of purpose by allowing God to show them the way to achieve their goals. By connecting to God, developing an intentional prayer life, and taking time to self-reflect, you remove the pressures of peer acceptance and society’s idea of what success should look like to you.
There is nobody like you. That is your power. Own your uniqueness and never be afraid to let it out.
Reflect On This:
2 Timothy 1:-7 “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and a sound mind.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.”
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 a hope and a future.”
Write down each scripture in your journal and detail what they mean to you.
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Who Are You Really blog was written by Dr. Amirah B. Abdullah; Commentary by Stanette D.