Living Your Abundant Purpose
by Anita Agers-Brooks
“I am convinced you were born on purpose, with purpose, and for an abundant purpose.” This is a core message I share at both Christian women’s and general marketplace business conferences. I’m passionate for more people to understand this truth and experience every ounce of the amazing dreams, desires, and purpose God planted in them at conception. Most women and men are not living the more they were made for.
The people who work for More to Life magazine show their own commitment to purpose as they encourage people to seize all that God has in store. By providing inspiring and informative articles in every edition, those who work for this publication make a difference in countless lives. But what if they were like the sad majority of people I meet today?
I can relate to those who feel as if God passed them over when He was doling out talents, abilities, and gifts. I also know what it’s like to discount your every day rituals, as if they don’t matter, or feel you’ve messed up so badly that God couldn’t possibly use you. If you feel less than, it’s hard to live the more you were made for. I wrote about this in the second chapter of Exceedingly: Spiritual Strategies for Living on Purpose, with Purpose, and for an Abundant Purpose. (Actually, as I shared my own story, I feel like I penned that chapter in blood.)
Here’s one of the things I’ve learned though, if God doesn’t lie (which He absolutely does not), then that means He’s completely genuine when He reminds us through King David, “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it” (Psalm 139:13-14, NLT).
This beautiful passage proves we are not accidents of the cosmos. The sense that we are not enough doesn’t fly. Instead, we are wonderfully complex beings made on purpose, with purpose, and for an abundant purpose—sometimes, we simply miss the difference we can make every day.
How can you live the more you were made for and touch another life in a meaningful way today?
Anita Agers-Brooks is a business/life coach, international speaker, and award-winning author, inspiring people to make fresh starts with fresh faith. Her new book is Exceedingly: Spiritual Strategies for Living on Purpose, with Purpose, and for an Abundant Purpose.