Jill Briscoe is an international speaker and author. She partners with her husband, Stuart, in ministry through their worldwide media ministry Telling the Truth. She also serves as executive editor of a magazine for women involved in ministry and on the boards of World Relief and Christianity Today.
Her active speaking ministry takes her to many countries and she has written more than 40 books including study guides, devotional material, and poetry. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their 13 grandchildren.
There are few things more comforting than the knowledge that God loves you. This is especially true if you have been hurt or betrayed by people in the past. It can be difficult to trust again, but know that God’s love is steadfast and never fails.
He created you in His image, and when He looks at you, He sees something of Himself that brings Him joy. He treasures you so much that He didn’t stop at just forgiveness for your sins; He adopted you as His own child.
That’s a staggeringly loving act, and it should encourage you to know that God’s love for you is deeper than any human can comprehend. He wants you to succeed in life, and He will give you the gifts and talents you need to do so. He is always by your side, and you are truly never alone. His love is a constant, no matter what you do or what others do to you.
The truth is, there are no limits to what you can accomplish in life. It is all about your mindset. You can either choose to wake up every day and strive for greatness or you can drag your butt out of bed and live a life of mediocrity. You can either commit to grit, motivation, persistence, and perseverance or you can give up.
You can do anything you set your mind to. That doesn’t mean you should set unrealistic goals, like becoming a parkour master if you have a paraplegic condition or making a billionaire in the next ten years if you are only earning $11,000 per month. But it does mean that you can make your dreams a reality with hard work and dedication.
It takes action, it will take courage, and it will probably require you to step out of your comfort zone. But nothing worth having comes easy in life. So, believe in yourself and don’t be afraid to push past your boundaries.
You can try to figure out your life’s purpose by observing what you like and dislike, what makes you feel good and bad, and what makes you want to give back. You can also look for clues by noticing what other people value, such as family and nature.
Ancient Greek philosophers believed that one’s ultimate goal was to achieve a state of eudemonia, which is described as the pleasure, joy and satisfaction that comes from fulfilling your goals. Having a clear sense of purpose helps people make better decisions and harness their energy toward something bigger than themselves.
Finding your purpose isn’t a one-time thing. Your purpose will evolve over time, as you experience new things and grow from them. If you continue to seek out your purpose, you’ll eventually see that there is an overarching theme in everything you do. Then, you’ll know that what you are doing is for the greater good. Having that understanding gives you the motivation to keep going when times get tough.