Why You Should Be Finding Your Purpose in God
We were created for a purpose but too many people try to find their purpose in the things of the world. Where are you looking to find your purpose? Unless you’re finding your purpose in God you’re going to be disappointed.
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The Difference Between Identity and Purpose
Your identity is who you think you are and includes how you will act because of what you believe about yourself whereas your purpose is what you were created to do. Purpose can include your ministry and how you impact those around you—including what you believe your impact should be.Here are 3 reasons you should find your purpose in God. #identityinchrist #findpurposeingod #hebrews12endurance Click To Tweet
3 Reasons for Finding Your Purpose in God
1. Your sense of purpose is important to your wellbeing. It influences every aspect of your life even the words you choose in conversation. Maybe you know someone who bases their identity on the things they owned, their partner or even a job, what happens if they lose any of those things? Their sense of self quickly crumbles and they’re left trying to figure out what to do.
Finding your purpose in God doesn’t carry that risk. God never changes and so we can be sure that when we ground our identity and purpose in Him, the foundation remains firm.God never changes and so we can be sure that when we ground our identity and purpose in Him, the foundation remains firm. #identityinchrist #findpurposeingod #hebrews12endurance Click To Tweet
2. It is God who gives you purpose. You were created on purpose for a purpose but only God knows the full details of what you were created for. Those who believe in God understand that they have been created to bring glory to God (Isaiah 43:7). They understand that every action is an opportunity to worship and bring glory to God (1 Corinthians 10:31). But only God knows the specifics.If you are to bring glory to your Heavenly Father you must learn to love Him. #identityinchrist #findpurposeingod #hebrews12endurance Click To Tweet
Only God can tell you where your ministry lies and what you should be doing as a vocation for the rest of your life. Oh, there may be hints, but our potential is only fully realized when we put our trust in and choose to find our purpose in Him.
3. God’s purpose will be in your best interest. When you find your purpose in God, you can do so knowing it will be for your good. God desires salvation for everyone He has created. That’s why your primary purpose is to bring glory to God. If you are to bring glory to your Heavenly Father you must learn to love Him.
We are complete in Christ (Colossians 2:10) as God provides for all our needs (Philippians 4:19).
Heart of a Royal Review
McKenna has spent her life living like a princess in the palace, but she’s not royalty. She’s just a commoner chosen as a companion to the princess. But when the princess is betrothed, McKenna’s time in the palace runs out and she’s forced to figure out where she fits in and how to live her life as a commoner when she was raised as a princess.
Without Alina, McKenna lost her identity and sense of purpose. She didn’t know what to do with her days or where she fits in with her society. She was no longer a quasi-royal but she wasn’t a common commoner either.
She had no skills which she could utilize outside of the castle walls. She missed her daily schedule and the purpose it added to her days.Where do you find your purpose? #identityinchrist #findpurposeingod #hebrews12endurance Click To Tweet
Know God—the faith element didn’t become fully evident until the third act but there were elements hinted at throughout the book.
We watch as McKenna struggled with insecurities and her sense of self especially after she left the palace. It wasn’t until she came into the knowledge of God that she truly understood who she was. The lesson to the reader is that unless you’re finding your purpose in God, your sense of self and your purpose are going to fluctuate.
Know yourself—when we know God, He strengthens our identity and gives us the courage to face our fears. When Kenna found her purpose in God, she was able to make life-changing decisions based on Him. She also received the peace Jesus promised and was able to choose courage and faith over fear.
Run your race—for a long time, McKenna lived her life one step behind Princess Alina. She was her companion but it was always with the knowledge that her time was short. Her purpose was to the princess’s companion, but when that job ended, she had no purpose. Until she gave her life to Christ.
The romance between Kenna and Ben was swoon-worthy. But for a long time, she couldn’t see his love for her in the same way we sometimes doubt God’s love for us. Kenna was a strong character whose heart for the people of Peverell was evident in her actions towards them, as was Ben’s. Together, they will make a perfect royal couple.
Heart of a Royal is a reminder that all of us are loved and wanted by God and that all of us find our purpose in Him. Our Heavenly Father desires to show us how much He cares for us. But if we are to see, choose, and accept Him, we have to stop running from our fears and open our eyes and hearts.Our Heavenly Father desires to show us how much He cares for us. But...we have to stop running from our fears and open our eyes and hearts. #hebrews12endurance #findyourpurpose #findpurposeinGod Click To Tweet
Heart of a Royal is Book 1 in the Daughters of Peverell series. I received an electronic ARC from Celebrate Lit; a positive review was not required.
About Heart of a Royal (Daughters of Peverell Book 1)
Brought to the palace as a newborn, the royal life bestowed upon Mackenna Sparrow was never meant to last forever.
With Princess Alina engaged to be married, Mackenna’s presence as a companion is no longer required and, like it or not, she must return to the birthright which should have been hers – that of a commoner.
But not everyone at the palace wants her gone. When the truths she’s based her life on start crumbling as fast as her future, will she find the courage to trust, both herself and the prince she’s fallen in love with?
About Hannah Currie
Aussie author, Hannah Currie, loves God, family, people (in small numbers, let’s not go crazy here!) and writing. She and her husband live with their three adorable kids in sunny Queensland, where it really is beautiful one day and perfect the next. Except, maybe, during heatwaves. They’re not so fun. She loves to connect with readers at www.hannahcurrie.com.
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