In last week's blog post, we talked about two techniques you can use to discover your purpose. If you missed that post or need a refresher, you can check it out here.
Now that you've done the work to discover your purpose or are on the right path, what's next? What should you do after you've discovered your purpose?
Consider this prayer from Jabez in the Bible:
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request. - 1 Chronicles 4:10 (NIV)
Once you know the direction you're going, even if you only know the first step or two, let God know you're ready.
Consider these ideas found in the story of Jabez:
Jabez asked God to "bless me and enlarge my territory." You can ask God to:
- Bless you, with the wisdom, knowledge, and resources needed to accomplish His plan for you.
- Bless your business, so it expands in every way according to God's will for you.
Next, Jabez requested, "Let your hand be with me…"
Ask God to guide and direct you, to inspire you, and let you know each succeeding step.
Tell God that you'll listen to His messages to you. Stay in communication with God through prayer. After all, you are submitting to His will, not your own.
Then, Jabez asked, "… keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain."
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Ask for God's protection in every area of your life - for you, your family, and your business.
Don't be afraid to pray over your business. It's a part of you.
Lastly, you're told that God granted Jabez's request.
Pray with a spirit of expectancy. If you are following God's plan for your life, He will help you accomplish your goals. Thank God in advance for what He's going to do concerning your purpose.