How to Fulfill Your Purpose-Driven Goals

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Every one is born with a purpose. Whether you are a stay-at-home who is called to bring up godly children who impact the world for Christ or the CEO of a large conglomerate; you have a purpose. You are called by God for a special assignment. And there is no other person on the earth like you to fulfill it. Your uniqueness (personality, gifts, education, life experiences, and sphere of influence) makes you the perfect candidate for what God purposed for you. Just where you are God can cause you to have a positive impact on your family, your community, your nation, and the world.

So your life is valuable and has purpose. There is a destiny attached to your life. However the goals you set towards your destiny may often seem impossible to attain. But not so; the Lord will make it possible. He will give you the strength to do all to fulfill destiny (Phil 4:13)

Having a vision for your life and creating purpose-driven goals that are aligned to God’s will is a great start. As you work towards what you believe God has called you to do, you will find some challenges along your journey. But there are some lessons you can learn from the word of God about how to achieve your purpose-driven goals and ultimately fulfill your destiny

1. Keep The Vision
Joseph is a classic example of a dreamer and one who fulfilled destiny. His dreams from God angered his siblings and left his father wondering what they meant. But Joseph kept the dream even when siblings opposed him so much to sell him into slavery. One thing you can do (if you haven’t already) is to write the vision God has given you (Hab. 2:2-3) and review it often. Don’t worry if it isn’t all clear, God works with you where you’re at. As time goes on, you will understand more about it.

2. Don’t Complain
When things don’t go as you planned, curb the temptation to complain about it within yourself, to others and to God. It interesting that much was said about Joseph and his hardships and his successes but no where is it said that he complained to God or others. He took the opportunity once when he interpreted the dreams of others to mention his situation but even when forgotten Joseph didn’t complain. Instead of seeing the bad and ugly, see the good, the goodness of God in your life and be thankful to Him.

3. Serve Where You Are
Joseph though sold into slavery was considered a successful man. The Lord was with him and he flourished at whatever he did (Ps. 1:3). This was a recognizable trait in Joseph both in Potiphar’s house and in prison. His service or his work ethic was commendable and God honored him for this by causing others to see it and to promote him to positions of leadership. Make every effort to work to be best of your ability – at work, in your business, in your home, in your community, in your church. View your work as service to God.

4. Fear God
This is two-fold. Have a personal relationship with Christ and honor God in all you do. Don’t yield to temptation. Don’t compromising your godly values in order to get ahead. Keep the word of God in your heart; this will keep you from sin (Ps. 119:11). Recognize that God is with you at all times and ask for the grace to overcome and walk away from any temptation. Joseph was able to do this even though he seemed to be the one at the loosing end. But in the end God lifted him even higher. Having the fear of God will not only keep your from sin but will prevent you from delaying or hindering the progress of your purpose-driven goals.

5. Obey God
Wherever God leads, follow and whatever He says to do, obey. This isn’t always easy but you can rely for God’s grace and strength. God knows your heart is willing and He will help you. Moses did not complete his mission because of disobedience (Num. 20:7-12). He was able to deliver Israel from Egypt but he did not lead them into the promise land. Why? Probably because he was angry and frustrated with the Israelites complaining and instead of doing as God instructed, he struck the rock. Please, beware of your weaknesses and rule over them. Don’t let them cause you to miss the blessings of God.

6. Be Driven
Be determined regardless of the ups and downs along the way. No one told you it would be easy. Your purpose-driven dreams are worth the effort, the risk and the challenges regardless of how long they take to come to fruition. During this time you will learn more about yourself, find your value in Christ and trust God more than ever. Like the apostle Paul did, keep pressing, keep pursuing (Phil. 3: 13-14). The prize is worth the price.

7. Believe God
I don’t know how many times I have said or will say this. But this is one reminder you need when the going get tough: Have the faith of God. Be certain of this also: Your set time will come. Remember that God is working out everything for you – He will take the good and the bad and make it all good for you (Rom. 8:28). That’s His promise to you therefore don’t forget it. Joseph was able to see this; he saw his life from God perspective and knew in his heart that God had a plan for him. It was just a matter of time. Yes, time. And your set time will come when God makes all the hard work, prayer, fasting, etc. falls into place and your purpose-driven goals will become reality. Believe God.

This year focus on God regardless of the challenges and how much there is to do. There is more than enough of God’s grace to fulfill the purposes of God in you.

What do you do to help fulfill your purpose-driven goals?

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16 thoughts on “How to Fulfill Your Purpose-Driven Goals

    • Thanks for reading, Fungai. Sometimes serving joyfully can be hard but it’s worth. In serving, God shows His goodness to you and those you serve.
      Blessings
      PamelaC

  1. I love the post Pamela, I think the bit that really struck me was Joseph’s work ethic. It speaks to me and I believe it would speak to many. Most of the time we want what God wants for our lives, but we’re not ready to do our part by putting in the necessary effort. Will be sharing on my Women of Influence facebook group. Thank you.

    • Davida, thanks for your comments.
      We are an essential part of God’s master plan. The dreams He gives us are but a glimpse of what He has in store for us and His way of encouraging us to come along with Him on a journey towards a great destiny.
      Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

  2. I love the way you broke down the persona of Joseph in seven points (the number of completion). This post really causes the reader to view their problems differently and how to respond to those temporary challenges in a way that you can come out as having hinds feet for those high places. We all go through the valley and/or wilderness, but how long you stay in there is determined by your attitude and when it’s refined in the fire G-d will not launch, but literally catapult you to your destiny while redeeming the time you thought was lost. Kudos on a well written post.

    • Wow! Thanks Tabitha.
      I appreciate the comments you made. It’s encouraging. As I was writing this post, I asked the Lord to let me keep these points within my heart. The journey may see long and challenging at times but as we keep moving God will certainly catapult us into our destiny.
      Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

  3. I love that you started out saying that being called to be wife and mom is just as important as being a CEO of a company. This is a great post to encourage folks. I love that you said serve where you are too. Awesome. Go gently, Amy

    • Thanks, Amy. Everyone has a purpose and to me our mothers has a great call on their lives. Mom’s are great influencers from the womb into adulthood 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by.

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