In order to fully pursue the purpose God has placed on our lives, we are looking at how to avoid self-defeating behaviors. Each week for six weeks we’re looking at one of the following:
To get out of you own way, you need to remember…
1. …your identity
2. …what you are doing
3. …your purpose
4. …the people
5. …to be strategic
6. …the outcome
REMEMBER THE PEOPLE
Your purpose in life is never all about you. While you discover your purpose by considering your own abilities, passions, and desires, gratifying those traits is not what it’s all about.
Focusing only on you – what you are doing and what will benefit you – may be one of the reasons you find yourself frozen and unable to move forward.
A business or organization may focus their mission statement on marketing a product, but they cannot lose sight of their customer. Your purpose – whether written on paper or on your heart – cannot lose sight of those who will benefit from your commitment to your purpose.
When you take what you are doing out of the realm of self-fulfillment and consider the influence/support/service/relief/comfort you provide others through it, you reshape the nature of your approach and your expectations.
Thinking about the needs of those you impact can often give you the kick you need to lift yourself out of those self-sabotaging behaviors of procrastination, lack of focus, perfectionism, fear, etc.
Next week: REMEMBERING TO BE STRATEGIC