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Moving Beyond Fear Into Favor: Walking in Your PurposeSample

Moving Beyond Fear Into Favor: Walking in Your Purpose

DAY 4 OF 4

Here is what we must come to know: Our view of God will define how we view the fulfillment of purpose.

As I was transitioning from being a full-time teacher to a full-time entrepreneur, I was terrified. Everything around me seemed to say (and still sometimes says), “Don’t do it! This is crazy!” It was the risk of a lifetime, and the unknowns were limitless. But here is what someone told me one day during a breakfast meetup:

“Rachel, God will not punish you for your obedience.”

Those words were like a wave of calm to my turbulent soul. When she said this to me, my heavy heart lifted, and I felt myself release the breath I had been unknowingly holding for months. Those words became the words I lived by and still live by as I walk out the many unknowns of being an entrepreneur. When we choose purpose, we are choosing the unknown, unfamiliar, uncomfortable, and the center of God’s will—which is right where He wants us to be. It is a place of beautiful encounter, promises kept, dying to self, and freedom to be and do all that He has called us to be and do. My career change was so that the purpose of God could continue to be fulfilled in my life in a different capacity, or what I liked to call assignment (which I will explain more in the next devotional)

So as you walk out the purpose, remember that it is God whose purpose defines the direction our life should go. We are working for His “well done,” and as we work together in fulfilling the purpose, His kingdom is expanded, heaven is exploding, and He is being glorified. The Bible says, For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (Eph. 2:10, NLT)

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Moving Beyond Fear Into Favor: Walking in Your Purpose

The word PURPOSE has become so common that it is no longer understood. In this study of Nehemiah Chapter 2 we will discuss the idea of purpose in a unique and uncommon way that will bring clarity and understanding to liv...


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