Annette Rivers on the Journey of Acknowledging Purpose
A BLOG INSPIRED BY THE DESTINATION DESTINY WORKSHOP
I’ve had the luxury of going around and talking to people about their purpose and it’s interesting to see how people respond to questions and statements about it. I’ve realized that sometimes purpose can be an intimidating factor. It may happen because the word "purpose" triggers a lot. For some, it’s lost dreams, not identifying their own purpose or even the fear of possibilities to deter it creeps in. But, what people must understand is that everyone has a purpose and it was here before you got here. True purpose resonates in your soul because that’s its point of origin.
Allow me to encourage you to look within yourself, to look within your soul to find your purpose. You don’t get to choose your purpose because it was already chosen and what you were created to perform. You’ll most often find your purpose within your gifts, talents and abilities. so, take a few moments and list out ten things that you really like to do. After you list those ten things, prioritize them from 10 to 1 with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest. What you’ll begin to realize by prioritizing the list of specifics gifts and talents, is that there’s a trend or some things may link together. This is a helpful strategy because your gifts can point you towards your ultimate purpose.
Finding your purpose is about considering yourself. Most people try and find it outside of themselves; however, it’s housed within you and it’s up to you to open the door and let purpose out. Don’t worry about what didn’t happen or how life may have gotten away from you. I know it can be challenging in this circumstance but you must come face to face with it and acknowledge it. Otherwise, no matter what you are doing, you are being purposeless to your soul.
Make up in your mind that you’re going to pursue your worth.
Because, you were worth it when purpose was placed inside.