12 Steps of Purpose-from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power...

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power…

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It’s a terrific Tuesday to spend a little coffee break with you! Grab your coffee and let’s get to Step 12 and wrap up this series. Then we’ll be on to our first WOW of the year! I don’t know about you, but my year has definitely taken off at a sort of joltingly fast pace with a very weird twist of unanswered questions, but that’s for another blog! 🙂

So, Step 12: Staying spiritually awake so we may carry this message to others via our actions and our words-practicing these principles in all of our affairs.

If you think about it, each step leads to the next. Step 11 tells you how to become spiritually alive, and by practicing 11, you are already stepping into Step 12.

  • Staying spiritually awake will keep you away from your hurts, habits and hang-ups. When we don’t feed the spiritual component, we begin to fall asleep in our soul. When we fall asleep spiritually, we are easily derailed and go back to our compulsive behavior, drive in others’ lanes, and usually cause wrecks of some sort. The longer we sleep spiritually, the further we go from Him. The further we go from Him the further we are from our purpose, and the more our hurts, habits and hang-ups will control us. Remember, the more space between your hurt/habit and/or hang-up, the clearer your purpose becomes.
  • His purpose was/is a down payment for yours. Because He has paid for His purpose, which is you, you can find yours and when you find yours, it encourages others to find theirs.

If we allow ourselves to fall asleep spiritually we will more likely than not miss a blessing or two, or a divine appointment He has sent for you. And let me tell you, there’s pure exhilaration when you have encountered and walked through a divine appointment! There’s nothing like it!

So now let’s bring this closer to home. What have you been working at? What has become your purpose? Can you now see that YOU are Jesus’ purpose? I know that’s a hard concept to grasp but it’s really true. In the journey of the steps, we will discover not only our purpose, but the truth of His love for us, and us being His purpose.

In Luke we read about the purpose of the Jewish leaders: to get rid of Jesus who was fast becoming a threat. They wanted Him crucified. Guess what? That was their purpose but God in turn used their purpose for your purpose and mine.

2nd Corinthians 5:15 says: “He died for (your name) all, that those who live should live no longer for (your name) themselves but for Him who died for them”! There again, can you see that His purpose is You? Put your name in those blanks and say the verse again. Watch it come to life in you!

Galatians 2:20 says: “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith, in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Faith will lead you to your God-given purpose!

Take a minute and journal what your purpose has been up until this series.

And if you are wondering what this has to do with the holidays, oh, friends, I have a few quick things to share with you on that as well, so that as this New Year gets closer to the holidays, you will be better prepared because:

1. How we live our holidays is a mere reflection of how we will live the rest of the year.

2. What we do every day leading to the holidays just gets put on steroids during the season!

It’s a lot to take in, the truth that God sent His only begotten Son to the cross to pay for your purpose, but I can guarantee you this with my life; that when you keep showing up, He works!

Let me leave you with this last verse to confirm we are His purpose! 2nd Timothy 1:9: “… who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, [a divine invitation to embrace the salvation of God] not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.

Join me tomorrow for our first WOW of the year!

Love and Laughter,

Evinda

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