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How are you going to start living your purpose today? It’s not enough to know what God has called you to do. Now you have to get practical. The purpose statement exercise in the previous lesson should have given you an idea of some of the practical ways you can start living a purpose-driven life.
This is how you fulfill the second greatest commandment which calls us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. One way to love our neighbors is to serve them. When you combine your specific gifts, skills, talents, and interests, you can use them to serve others uniquely.
Which of the skills, gifts, or talents can you use right now? How can you use them to help others? Can you use your experience to start a Kingdom-driven business? Can you volunteer your time in a charity or ministry that you are passionate about? Maybe it’s a completely new area and you need to go back to school or do a course or two. Or the Holy Spirit is highlighting something specific but you need to brush up on it first.
But don’t take too long. Fear (we’ll talk more about this soon) often masks itself as perfectionism. It can keep you stuck making you believe you need to have everything perfect when God just wants you to step out and trust Him with what you have now. Remember, you are on a journey with God and He’s not calling you to be perfect. He’s there taking every step with you and will help you along the way.
Father, I want to start living the purpose You have given me from this moment on. Please show me the skill, gift, or talent you want me to use first. Show me the first practical step I need to take to start walking in my purpose.
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Deborah Ruck @ As Bold As THE Lion blog