“It’s time to stop playing small so that others around you don’t feel insecure. You know doing that doesn’t serve the world, don’t you? Play Big. Play Huge. Play Ginormous.”
Lisa Nichols (Co-author of Chicken Soup for the African American Soul)
Me and Best Selling Author, Lisa Nichols
Finding Your Purpose: Discover Who You Are Meant to Be and Begin Living the Life You Deserve
by Derick Van Ness
This book helps you to answer the common question “What is my purpose?” People have always struggled with this question and are still struggling, even today. They have a strong desire to find out the meaning to their life. This book is highly recommended and ranks highly with similar books on this same subject. This book provides a better understanding of your purpose, using a series of simple steps, carefully chosen questions, this book helps you to discover new possibilities, and reveals the pitfalls that keeps us from breaking through to clarity. The simplicity of this book makes it both a powerful and practical guide to uncovering and living a life filled with purpose and fulfillment.
It’s time to erase the tape that somebody programmed in your head because they didn’t think you were smart enough, pretty enough or strong enough to succeed. They couldn’t see God’s plan and purpose for your life. Instead, they formed an opinion about you, based on their own personal perceptions. They assumed you would turn out to be just another carbon copy of somebody else.
You are an original. Be the best YOU that you can be. God made you to be unique and unlike anyone else on the planet. You have a purpose and a divine destiny. Don’t believe the lies that you heard that caused you to doubt yourself or diminished how you perceived yourself. They may have tried to define you with limiting descriptions, like:
You’re too old or You’re too young
You’re too tall or You’re too short
You’re too fat or You’re too skinny
You’re too hard to get to know or You’re too easy
You’re talk too much or You’re don’t talk enough
You’re too negative or You’re too positive
You’re too independent or You’re too dependent
You’re too serious or You’re not serious enough
You’re not the right color
You’re not the right size
You’re not the right shape
You’ll never amount to nothing
Stop the madness.
Erase the tapes by thinking positive thoughts about yourself
I heard someone say, thoughts precede actions.
Also, speak positive words about yourself.
We should speak positive declarations about ourselves every day.
The tongue has the power of life and death.. Proverbs 18:21a NIV
Speak life about who you are. Talk to yourself.
I am beautiful. I am powerful. I am important.
I am a winner. I am blessed. I am favored.
I am destined to succeed.
The Bible says:
Do not conform to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approved what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 NIV
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Philippians 4:8 NIV
Note: NIV = New International Version
I find renewed joy, hope and strength in knowing that God hears and answers prayer. Isaiah 65:24 states this, “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. (KJV) God has never broken His promises. The word of God is true and the word of God is sure. I believe that when we pray, God hears not just our words but He hears our heart and he has promised us that He hears us when we pray. And, He not only hears us, but He answers our prayers. He knows what we stand in need of before we ask, but He is waiting for us to ask for His help.
“What a friend we have in Jesus? All our sins and griefs to bear.
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.
Oh, what peace we often forfeit?
Oh, what needless pains we bear?
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.”
Jacqueline’s Words of Wisdom (W.O.W.) is an inspirational blog that will focus on five (5) “F-word” categories. They are FAITH, FAMILY, FASHION, FITNESS and FOOD. I am passionate about these topics. I hope that this blog will motivate, encourage, and inspire you to step outside your comfort zone, past your fears, and move forward towards your future, towards your dreams and towards your purpose. A life without purpose has no meaning! If I can do it, so can you. Enjoy!