Good Morning!! I'm super excited to share this with you all!
At the beginning of the year I chose three different books I was going to read to help enhance my spiritual life! The world has A LOT of knowledge to offer... but I prefer wisdom, ergo, I try to stick to faith focused material.
I blazed through the first two books already and have moved on to the third book, which is actually a Bible study! I have only read the first chapter and I LOVE IT!
It is called Understanding Purpose, By Carolyn Custis James. It is a Women of Faith Bible study! I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a Women of Faith conference many moons ago and those ladies are truly inspiring.
The premise of this study, is understanding that God's purpose for our life is indestructible. He had a plan for you, far before you were every created. At He nit you together in your mother's womb, He fashioned in you all of the talents and gifts you would need to fulfill the purpose He created you for, and no matter what tragic storms sweep through our lives, that purpose cannot be destroyed. It remains, through the floods, the hurricanes, the darkened paths of life. In fact, God has a purpose for those things.... within our purpose. Does that make sense? LOL
One of my favorite statements I read is how many many try to fit the mold that they believe the world expects of them or try to squeeze themselves into the mold of another woman; like Cinderella's stepsisters, to be forever trying to squeeze into a pair of shoes that simply don't fit.
I have done that! I have tried to garden! (FAIL) I have tried to be super duper organized! (FAIL)
I have tried to be the PERFECT housekeeper (FAIL)
I have tried to be a DIY Queen, taking on projects I had no business pursuing (FAIL)
Those were not my shoes to try and squeeze into! Though I have no doubt that if God desired for me to do those things, He would give me the ability, those things were not my purpose. My energy was to be put elsewhere.
This study will not only help in identifying my specific purposes but also, that my purposes can never be swayed or changed by environmental circumstances.
Is that not AWESOME! God is King over the flood and nothing can get in His way.
This will be my new morning posts and would love anyone interested to join me! I will post some of the content, however, if you would like to follow along and do the study with me, I will post a link to the book! It was only $9.99 on Amazon!
Here are some questions to begin pondering....
1, What do you believe is a woman's purpose? Where do you believe a woman find her greatest fulfillment and why to you believe this to be true?
2. What are the "what if's" in life? What changes or adversities make it difficult or impossible for a woman to achieve her purpose as you defined above?
3. What has happened to you or someone you love that seemed to put purpose out of reach?
I pray you will come along on this journey! I would love to have you!
Here is the link to the book!
Peace and Blessings