12 Steps of Purpose-from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

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Happy New Year! We are off and running, aren’t we? Thanks for choosing to spend a little coffee break with me. It means more than you know. Let’s get back to the conclusion of Step 11. Grab your coffee and come on in.

So Step 11 tells us to seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscience contact with God, praying for knowledge of His will/purpose and the power to carry it out. But how is it we truly begin to do that? Is there some magical solution to apply? Well, no, not really. Let me give you some ways to seek Him so you will better understand Him and recognize His will/purpose not just for career, but in all you endeavor to do.

  • How- Meet with Him first thing in the morning-begin your day with Him so you can finish strong. I take my coffee, a little snack, and I go into my writing room. Usually one of our four-legged kids follows me, sometimes both. If you don’t have a room you can go into for some privacy, find a comfy chair in your living room, or even a closet. Find a place where you can be alone with Him and if that means a bathroom, so be it!  Make sure you have a Bible, a translation you relate with, and a journal with something to write with. If you have any kind of IPod with some worship music, that will enrich the quality of your time with Him. If you are not used to a quiet time, in the beginning plan for at least fifteen minutes. As you meet with Him more and more, that will probably increase.
  • Worship is the first thing. Just listen to one or two of your favorite songs and let them speak to your heart. As the words speak, your heart will soften and prepare you to do the next step, which is to pray. This is nothing more or less than a conversation, which requires two people! What I do to begin my praying is thank Him for things from the previous day, circumstances wherein I recognize that He intervened, guided and/or provided. As I thank Him for things, that leads me to areas of growth and so we meditate on those things for a bit. If you are not sure what to talk with Him about, this is a good way to start. After talking with Him, it’s time for a little of His Word and trust me when I say a little dab will do ya! The more you take time to chew on it, the more your appetite will grow for it. Colossians 3:16-Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing . . .
  • The more aware you become of His hand/purpose in your life, the closer you are to discovering who you are, what you were meant to do, and the more inclined you are to do it as He strengthens you each time you meet with Him.

As with anything, the more you practice it, the quicker it becomes a habit and when a practice becomes a habit, and a habit a lifestyle, our lives are made richer in these steps.

Join me tomorrow for the conclusion to this series, finally! Oh, and we are back on the air today at 1:00 Pacific time with our Blog Talk Radio show, How to Love Who We Love! Join us and if you can’t join us at 1:00, just click on the link and listen when it’s convenient for you! www.blogtalkradio.com/Chicklit-Power



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