It’s great if you can discover what you were called to do when you are young. But most people don’t discover what they’re supposed to do until later in life. But that’s okay. Because it’s never too late to begin again.
Life is a journey, not a destination. It’s not about finding your calling. It’s about pursuing your calling once you find it. It’s not up to you when you will discover your purpose in life. The key is to be willing to take the next step when God reveals the next clue.
Here are three examples from Scripture of people who did not discover who they were until later in life. But they still were able to begin again. Because it’s never too late.
As you grow into the person who God made you to be, you will come across obstacles that will hold you back. There will be times when you will not believe what you are capable of doing. That is to be expected. It’s how you handle it that matters.
The enemy of your soul does not want you to become the person who God called you to be. And he will do everything in his power to prevent you from fully developing into the person God designed you to be. The key is to recognize that and be prepared for it.
Here are the three main things that will hold you back from becoming all you are supposed to be—and how you can overcome them in your life.
God created you and you are His workmanship—and He has work He wants you to do (Ephesians 2:10). God would not call you to do something and not come through. So don’t limit yourself by telling yourself lies.
When you are limiting yourself, you are listening more to the enemy of your soul than to God. God is not impressed with the lies you tell yourself, even if they sound holy.
To identify where you may be limiting yourself, here are three lies you should never tell yourself.
Visionary leadership is about taking what is and turning it into what can be. And it is always trying to help others reach the next level. When it comes to leading with vision, it is important to be a discontented leader.
One caveat: while you should be discontent with the delta between what is and what can be, always be content where you are in the process at any moment.
In order to help others become who they can be, here is the three-step process for becoming a discontented leader.
God wants to transform you into His image. He wants to help you change from one level of glory to another (2 Corinthians 3:18). And He wants your little victories to become big victories.
The process of sanctification will take time. It will take effort on your part. And it will require your active obedience.
Here’s how obedience to God brings about sanctification—through little victories.
Your leadership ability is tied to your identity. You will never be able to lead anyone beyond where you see yourself. You must believe you can do something before you can lead anyone else to do it. Who you think you are will determine how you lead.
People will want to follow you if you can teach them how they can become better than they are. That starts with cultivating a belief in who you can become—based on God’s word—so you can help others believe who they can become.
To improve how you lead, use these Scriptures to cultivate your belief in who you can become.
Despite what others may tell you, gratifying your personal pleasures will not make you happy. In fact, it will leave you feeling empty. But obeying God will lead to your self-actualization.
God knows you better than you know yourself (Psalm 139:1-4). And God is for you (Romans 8:31). As a result, He knows what will truly make you happy.
Here are three reasons why obeying God will lead to your self-actualization.
God wants you to be who He made you to be, work how He wants you to work, and accomplish what He wants you to accomplish. In order to do all that, you first must discover your personal identity.
That is easier said than done. God is the source of your personal identity. And you must seek Him to know who He is in order to embrace the God-designed package of your personal identity.
Understanding your personal identity can be similar to understanding your company’s brand identity. Here are three questions to start you on your journey to discover your personal identity.
Do you ever take inventory of how you’re progressing? I’m not asking if you are happy with who you are. I’m asking if you like who you are becoming.
In life, you are never standing still. You are either moving forward or moving backward. If you’re not progressing, then you are regressing.
It’s important to be in the habit of self-analysis. Here are nine questions you can ask yourself to find out who are you becoming.
In order to have a clear vision for where you are going in life, it is important to first have an accurate handle on your personal identity.
A vision is a picture of a future state from a present vantage point. In order to build the vision for your life, you must first know your present vantage point. And you can establish that starting point by discovering your personal identity.
Here are the three components that go into building your personal identity.