When I meet someone or talk to someone I have not spoken to in a long time, we start shooting one another with questions to get to know one another or to catch up on lost time. By the second or third question they have learned that I am a SAHM (stay-at-home) and ask: Is that what you want to do? Are you happy? Do you want to go back to work? Three years ago my answer would have been something on the lines of, I don’t know what I am doing and I most certainly want to get out of the house ASAP! I was clueless as to who I was and what I was supposed to be doing with my life. I often reflected and asked myself, What am I doing here? Today, I can confidently answer, Yes, this is what I want to do and I am extremely happy about it! Over the last two years I have fully accepted my role as a SAHM and have not one regret. If you have followed me for a while, you know that I believe my role as my children’s influencer is the greatest responsibility and has lead me to want to homeschool my children. Being at home also gives me the opportunity to get involved in my community and allows me the time needed to pour into this blog and sharing my journey with you.
There were a handful of factors that helped me to accept my role as a SAHM and realize that it is my assignment for this moment in time. Becoming comfortable with my decision to stay at home took some time, prayer, and revelation of who I was as an individual, who I was as a Believer, and what the Father desired of me. I also had to understand that my life should not mirror the world and did not need to be based on what society believes is progressive, successful, or desirable.
It is easy to walk through life aimlessly, living with no expectations and no desire to live life to the fullest. In order to enjoy life the way God intended you to, you must find your purpose.
5 Questions to Help You Find Your Purpose
1. What is your assignment?
Everyone has a purpose for living. We have all been created to accomplish something, but what exactly are you supposed to do and accomplish? This is a question that no other human can answer for you. Our purpose can be found through God. What does He want for your life and are you asking and allowing the Holy spirit to lead you? He will reveal to you the exact details of what you have been called to do. Your assignment carries grace, meaning whatever it is that you are supposed to do, the right amount of strength, patience, and joy will accompany you.
2. What makes you happy?
Does the thought of a particular activity or hobby excite you to the point of tears? Whatever makes you most thrilled about life and almost always grabs your attention can be a part of your purpose. Walking in your true purpose will always bring satisfaction and happiness to your life. Pursue the things that make you smile and, over time, your purpose will be revealed to you.
3. Are you using your gifts?
What do you have within you that needs to be displayed and put to use? Every person on this earth is unique and has been given abilities to change the world in some way. Do people always compliment you about the way you do or say something? Are you the go-to person for one specific thing? If so, most likely they recognize that you have a gift. Your gifts will aid you in your assignment, helping you to experience productivity and success. Using them will create a sense of satisfaction in life and have true purpose.
4. What is holding you back?
You may think you do not have the funds to walk in your assignment. You may think you lack the proper education to do what you desire to do.Get rid of excuses. Do not allow fear to keep you from successfully living out your purpose. I recently heard someone give the definition of the word poor. Drenda Keesee used the acronym P.O.O.R–passing over opportunities regularly. You can be poor in spirit, finances, relationships, and many other things, simply because you are not taking advantage of opportunities that come your way or because you are failing to create opportunities for yourself. Make the proper changes to be progressive. Eliminate the hinderances.
5. What are you doing to reach your goals?
My increase is a result of something I do (Gary Keesee). Things will never magically appear or happen for you without you first taking steps towards your goals. Everyone wishes it were that easy, but truth is, every person who has ever had a dream has had to do some footwork. Get active, start researching, schedule meetings, connect with other dreamers, and start making moves! Do not allow time to get away from you.
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. 2 Peter 1:3
Through Him, you can find your purpose and live the life He designed you to live–the abundant life.
Do you know what your life’s purpose is?