I lead people and life coach people everyday. I notice so often when I ask my clients to fill out an intake form, that the most difficult question they have to answer on my form is ... what are your strengths and what are you best known for?
They struggle to share their strengths or their gifts, or what makes them most unique.
I want to encourage you to take all of who you have been designed to be and boldly plant your feet in that place, fully YOU! Spiritual gifts, unique design, values you hold dear, faith that matters so deeply to you.. all of who you are ... and just show up! Just your presence alone and you actively living and leading and loving within your grace zone will show people who God really is.
That is what I think makes you stand out well and carry kingdom effectiveness. Be you. Know your because. If you walk away, who will put their feet into that territory? Your presence matters.
That is what this journey has been doing for me. It is helping me re-clarify again my 'because' for my whole life. My 'why'. My passion points and even what I know I am good at. I love helping people see their life as an integrated whole. Connecting spirit, soul and body. Helping people find freedom. It makes me come alive, and I believe it makes a difference in other people's lives.
We walk with a different boldness when we know our 'because'
I love what these daughters of Z in Numbers were standing for
- generational blessing
- advocating on behalf of women
- setting up families to receive what is rightfully theirs.
- On both a micro level and a macro level
Isaiah 61 is my signature scripture over my life.
‘The Spirit of the Lord, the Eternal, is on me. The Lord has appointed me for a special purpose. He has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to repair broken hearts, And to declare to those who are held captive and bound in prison, “Be free from your imprisonment!”. He has sent me to announce the year of jubilee, the season of the Eternal’s favor..’
(Read all of Isaiah 61 in the Voice paraphrase ... so worth it!)
This scripture paints a picture of what happens when we let the Spirit of God rest upon us, within us and through us …
- People will become strong, magnificent & free
- God will be made famous
- Broken lives will be rebuilt
- His Church will become glorified
- People will become prosperous
- Generations will be impacted
There is both a personal difference you can make, and that in turn directly affects big picture challenges upon the earth. Do not think that it doesn't. Like we said yesterday. It is never just about you.
What scripture encapsulates your ‘because’? Do you have one? I would love to be inspired by it. Share it in the comments below with us today.