Updated: Jan 26, 2019
Happy Love Day, Beautiful Royals!!
Although this post isn’t love-related (per se), I still wanted to make sure all of my Sensationally Single Royals got a Love Gift today! *heart eyes* (You’ll DEFINITELY thank me later!)
In light of the amazing event in our nation’s history (speaking by faith here!) of the Purpose Discovery workbook being released to the public a few days ago (Download your free copy here!), I wanted to provide you guys with some purpose declarations for you to decree on the road to discovering and planning your destiny! But first I wanted to give you the tea on the struggle that nobody really talks about after figuring out what their purpose is.
1. It gets lonely
The truth is: once you realize what your purpose is and begin taking steps towards achieving it, you’ll find that it can be a lonely road at times. God has a tendency to isolate us during this time because it forces us to depend on Him in order to work through us instead of looking to others, or even our own ability and strength, to accomplish our purpose.
He has put inside of you something that no one else can do the way that you do it, so you have to prepare yourself for the possibility that you and God may be the only ones that understand it. This is why you have to be very selective and use discernment about who you share your purpose and plans with.
2. You will be misunderstood
After you discover your purpose, you will encounter some of the best and worst times of your life. It hurts when you are misunderstood and unsupported by others, especially when you are trying to do something as constructive and challenging as serving your purpose. You may even experience discouragement from the people who are closest to you.
It may take some time for your family and friends to get used to seeing you in a different light. But these very experiences will be the ones that thicken your skin and teach you to be okay with being different from what others are used to or expect from you, because that is what will ultimately make you stand out!
3. Get used to being uncomfortable
You will learn to get comfortable with being uncomfortable because no one can accomplish anything significant in the confines of their comfort zone. You’ll never be as close to God as you are when you are actively fulfilling your purpose, because once you get a full understanding of just how BIG your purpose is, it will become clear that it’s way too big for you to achieve without Him helping you every step of the way (see John, chapter 15 in its entirety).
Look to the Word of God when you need encouragement, support, inspiration, and even a reminder of why you began this journey in the first place (because you WILL need a reminder). Just because you were made for this purpose doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to pursue. I find that declarations personally work wonders for me when I get frustrated, weary, or lose sight of my purpose in the midst of working to achieve it.
The most effective decrees are the ones that are backed by the Word of God, so here are some scripture-inspired Daily Declarations for Purpose Chasers! Y’all are probably tired of me saying this, but that doesn’t make it any less true: You have what you say!! So say it LOUD!!
I am a masterpiece, created by God for the very purpose of doing good works. God started these good works in me and He will be faithful to finish them- Ephesians 2:10, Philippians 1:6
God, Himself, holds me by the hand to guide me in the ways of my purpose and present me as one who brings awareness, offers freedom, and is a light in the darkness for others- Isaiah 42: 6-7
Even before I was born, God knew my purpose and chose me to produce excellence and prosperity that will last! I am appointed and set apart for a special work – John 15:16, Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:13-16
The Lord has blessed me with everything I need in order to serve my purpose. I am blessed with the gifts of faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, patience, Godliness, kindness, and love. My use of these gifts will prevent any and all failure! – 2 Peter 1:3-10
No one can rightfully think less of me or my purpose just because I am young or a beginner. Others will be able to look to my words, actions, love, faith, and purity as an example worthy of imitation – 1 Timothy 4:12
God has given me the gift of doing what I love and enjoying the wealth and riches that comes with it- Ecclesiastes 5:19-20
These are POWERFUL decrees! The Bible says that God’s word cannot return back to Him empty (Isaiah 55:11), so it’s important to know that with every statement you make, you are sending angels on assignment to go and manifest this word in your life! Look up some of your other favorite scriptures and make your own daily decrees for other areas of your life as well!