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Finding Your Fulfilling Purpose-Thabile Molapisane

Molapisane_144An Interview with Thabile Molapisane, author of spiritdee.wordpress.com.

Q: Give me a little background about yourself please include your name at the beginning.

A: I am Thabile a stay at home mom of two. I have been a Christ follower for 11 years but it is in the past two years where I have really experienced God’s grace and love and I am slowly learning to let Him love me the way He wants to love me.

Q: For God has “called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which as given to us in Christ Jesus before time began” (2 Timothy 1:9) When and how did you know what God’s plan was for you?

A:  I am not quit sure when..but He dropped it in my spirit and then followed by signs.

Q: Once the Lord spoke to you about your purpose did you obey right away or did you struggle?

A: I did not obey and I still haven’t fully done so.

Q: What obstacles did you have to overcome and/or still run into?

A: I still think that I am not enough or good enough and that surely” God you must have another plan me”

Q: Is what you are doing currently fulfilling? In what ways?ewzdr

A: Yes it is I get to spend more time with my children and have learnt to enjoy serving them. I get to interact with other sisters in Christ and share my faith journey with them.

Q: Do you recall a time when you lacked peace about a job or situation and how God delivered you out of it?

A: Yes 2009 it was so bad and God moved us to another city with a new job for my husband.

Q: What advice to you have for women who are still searching to fulfill their purpose?

A: Do not rush it.
Surround yourself with godly women.
When God decides to cocoon you do not fight it.
Read the word regularly
Ask Him questions and listen intently.


 

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Finding Your Fulfilling Purpose- Janell Kremer

PSX_20140621_170124_wmAn Interview with Janell Kremer author of the Mustard Seed Family.

Q: Share a little background about yourself.

A: My name is Janell Kremer and I blog at mustardseedfamily.com.
I am a Suzy homemaker, hairstylist, teacher, mom, and wife. My daughter is almost 20 months old, and I’ve enjoyed staying home with her this last year. My husband is a musician, Mr. Fix-it, and an IT guru. I am currently pregnant with our second child and we looking forward to meeting this little miracle in April of 2015.
My blog is about mom life, where you will find great recipes, diy projects, hair tutorials, and more. Besides all that fun stuff I also share some of my heart, and a lot of my faith. My goal as a blogger is to create a place of inspiration where we can encourage one another and follow God’s calling in our lives.

Q: For God has “called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which as given to us in Christ Jesus before time began” (2 Timothy 1:9) When and how did you know what God’s plan was for you?

PicsArt_1403033371965_wmA: It took me a while to find God’s plan (while learning to give up my own), and I think it’s a continuous process that we have to choose daily. I know that I’m doing what God has called me to do because of the peace that I feel in my soul. Besides feeling at peace I have also come across many attacks from the devil to get me off the path. Those roadblocks only confirmed that I am doing what God has called me to do.

Q: Once the Lord spoke to you about your purpose did you obey right away or did you struggle?

A: I’ve struggled with obeying. I consider myself to at times act like Jonah and run away from God’s plan because it was scary. Once I started to trust and obey, God rewarded my obedience by blessing me in some way.

Q: What obstacles did you have to overcome and/or still run into?

A: My main obstacle is self-image. I am 8 years into recovery from anPicsArt_1404275638425_20140702095741536_wm (1) eating disorder and although I don’t starve myself or make myself puke anymore, I still have those thoughts in my head that I’m worthless. God is teaching me to fight those thoughts with scripture, and I can’t explain how incredibly powerful that has been.

Q: Is what you are doing currently fulfilling? In what ways?

A: Each day I face new challenges and struggles, but I do believe that what I’m doing matters. I may not see the fruits of my labor right away, but I believe that my faithfulness to God’s calling will produce an abundance of fruit later on. Being a stay-at-home-mom has been the best job that I’ve ever had, and I feel fulfilled by watching my daughter grow and learn things that I have taught her. Blogging has opened me up to a world of wonderful Christ-filled moms who are very supportive and wise. I feel as if entering that world is fulfilled the drive in me to show my creative side, which is necessary in order to keep my life balanced.

Q: Do you recall a time when you lacked peace about a job or situation and how God delivered you out of it?

A: I took a job at a daycare when I first became pregnant with my daughter. I was hired during the first interview which I found odd. Throughout my training I had an uneasy feeling about the atmosphere of that daycare that only got stronger the longer I was there. After four days I was assaulted by a ten year old child and decided that was my confirmation that this was the wrong job for me. I quit on the spot and felt peace immediately after doing so.

Q: What advice to you have for women who are still searching to fulfill their purpose?

A: Keep praying for God to reveal His purpose. Seek in not only 20141003_164607_wmthrough prayer, but also by reading the word of God daily. Also, give up your plans. They may be hindering you from God’s best for your life. Your plans may sound wonderful but if they aren’t in line with God’s will, your plans will never succeed.


 

I want to thank Janell for allowing me to interview her and I recommend following her blog as I do myself!

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Finding Your Fulfilling Purpose- Katy Kauffman

Author PictureAn Interview with Katy Kauffman, author of 2 Timothy: Winning the Victory. 

Q: Share a little background about yourself.

A: I’m Katy Kauffman, and I love studying God’s Word and writing about it. I have a ministry with my family in which we write and teach Bible studies. Our ministry is called Lighthouse Bible Studies, a dream almost twenty years in the making. It became a reality last year. I published my first Bible study through our ministry, and I’m working on the next one.

Q: For God has “called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which as given to us in Christ Jesus before time began” (2 Timothy 1:9) When and how did you know what God’s plan was for you?

A: I knew as a preteen that I was supposed to be a Bible teacher, but it wasn’t till I was in my late twenties that I understood that plan meant publishing Bible studies. I followed the direction I had, and God steered my family and me the rest of the way.

Q: Once the Lord spoke to you about your purpose did you obey right away or did you struggle?

 

A: I wanted to do it! I loved His Word and wanted to share it. But I was scared and wondered whether I would be able to do it.

Q: What obstacles did you have to overcome and/or still run into?

A: Fear, self-doubt, distractions, weaknesses, busy-ness

Q: Is what you are doing currently fulfilling? In what ways?

A: Yes, it is fulfilling. I know this is God’s path for me and what He wanted me to do. I can use the gifts He’s given me, I can bless others and learn from them too, I have a peace and joy that’s missing when I’m not writing or teaching.

Q: Do you recall a time when you lacked peace about a job or situation and how God delivered you out of it?

A: I prayed about whether to be a camp counselor at a place I thought was perfect. I knew God wanted me to pray about it, but I didn’t realize He didn’t have for me to do it. But not doing it steered me in a different direction, what He had for me. He wanted me to seek Him about it, but stay close to Him to know His will. He does show us the way!

Q: What advice to you have for women who are still searching to fulfill their purpose?

A: Ask God to guide you, and start doing something at your church that you think He has gifted you for. What ministries would you like to be a part of, and seek God’s direction about it. Try something, and see if it works. When we take the first step in faith, based on what we know so far, God will lead us to take the next and the next.


 

I would like to thank Katy for taking her time to be interviewed here are so ways you can connect with Katy:

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Finding Your Fulfilling Purpose- Nichole Howson

photo 5aAn Interview with Nichole Howson, author and creator of defyingshadows.wordpress.com.  Nichole is a Business student who grew up in a town outside of Windsor, Ontario, on a dairy and cash crop farm where she learned what it means to work hard, and what is involved to be successful. She is an avid coffee lover who enjoys a good action film or a chick flick, depending on the day, and enjoys reading both non-fiction and fiction books in her spare time. She takes great joy in organizing, scheduling, and participating in social media. She has a passion for volunteerism, but more specifically helping those who are hurting, whether it is emotionally, physically, or mentally. Nichole hopes that her future career will embrace these passions, and allow her to help others in a larger capacity.

Q: For God has “called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which as given to us in Christ Jesus before time began” (2 Timothy 1:9) When and how did you know what God’s plan was for you?

A: I knew that God had great plans for me when I was in High School. I knew I would be involved in a ministry but I was unsure as to what ministry it might be. I thought maybe I was meant to be a pastor, so when I started college I began attending Bible College.

I soon learned that God had a different plan for me. It wasn’t to be a pastor. I learned that my Ministry may not be as big as I thought, but it is most important to God.

Q: Once the Lord spoke to you about your purpose did you obey right away or did you struggle?

A: When I finally head the purpose that God had for me, I waited. I wasn’t sure if I was ready to open up about my deepest and darkest moments and bare my soul to world. I spent time in prayer and God showed me that although I felt I might not be ready, that I was in fact more than ready and should be excited to share my passions with others.

Q: What obstacles did you have to overcome and/or still run into?

A: Having a ministry that includes writing about Mental illness is purposehard. It is hard to hear the stories of others who are struggling. The first email I received sharing their heart breaking story, I cried. But I knew that I needed to pray. I prayed for that person. I prayed for me. I prayed and I asked God what wisdom He wanted to share with that person. I let God lead my words and when I did that, it suddenly became easier. Sure, it is still hard, but I have a peace that comes from my faith in Christ.

Q: Is what you are doing currently fulfilling? In what ways?

A: When I first started my Blog, I told my friends and family that this made me happy. It really did. It is so fulfilling knowing that you are doing what God wants for you. Knowing that you are fulfilling God’s purpose for you life.

Q: Do you recall a time when you lacked peace about a job or situation and how God delivered you out of it?

A: Ever since I started my blog, the Devil has been attacking me. I struggle with mental illness just as my followers do. The Devil attacked me and slowly slid anxiety, fear, and depression back into my life. Writing blog posts on being happy, or trusting God suddenly became so much harder. When I realized that I was under the attack of the Devil I prayed. I asked God to heal me and show me what He wants me to do next. When I put my trust in God, my peace was restored.

listen to his voiceQ: What advice to you have for women who are still searching to fulfill their purpose?

A: If you are still searching to fulfill your purpose, please keep praying! Even if you have found your purpose, keep praying. God will show you what He wants you to do. It might not be right away. He might only show you the first step in His plan, but follow Him and your purpose will be made clear.


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Finding Your Fulfilling Purpose-Christy Cox

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An Interview With Christy Cox, author of Cries of Anguish & God’s Healing Truth.

Q: Share a little background about yourself.

A: I have been a Christian for 25 years, but many of those years, I did not walk strongly with God. I am a single mom with two adult children, ages 20 and 18. I served in the Air Force for 4 years working on F-15 jets after I graduated high school. Currently I manage 6 mobile home parks with two wonderful assistants, my Mom and my friend. And I am very excited to see all God has ahead for me and the new things He will teach me of Himself.

Q:  For God has “called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which as given to us in Christ Jesus before time began” (2 Timothy 1:9) When and how did you know what God’s plan was for you?

A: I knew the Lord wanted me to write a book at the end of 2011. He had put the burden heavy on my heart to use what He had been speaking to me in my journals. Then later, three different people told me out of the blue as I was praying for purpose and action that I should write a book.

Lastly the Lord gave me a scripture confirming it. Revelation 10:10 “Then I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter.” My story was bittersweet, so when God gave me that verse speaking of the book and how it would feel writing it, it was His voice.

Later He gave me another verse towards the end of writing. Jeremiah 30:2 ““Thus speaks the Lord God of Israel, saying: ‘Write in a book for yourself all the words that I have spoken to you.”

Q: Once the Lord spoke to you about your purpose did you obey right away or did you struggle?

A: I felt led to obey right away. What I struggled with was endurance and many obstacles that kept pushing off what I desired to do. Once I know what the Lord is telling me to do, I don’t usually delay. It’s the deciding mode that takes time. Is this really You Lord or just me? What’s the direction or focus, etc.? As soon as I know it’s the Lord leading, God lets me run with it.

Q: What obstacles did you have to overcome and/or still run into?

A: The very first obstacle I faced was my son’s health crisis. I literally came back from a conference ready to start writing the next day and my whole life changed for 7 months. However, God wanted me to use that whole season in the book. But at the time, it just felt like another delay.

Busyness with work trying to steal my time away has been a constant obstacle. But the hardest obstacle to overcome is discouragement. The second guessing, thinking “Who is going to care about this anyway?” “Who do I think I am writing something about God?” The sense of inadequacy was always there. In those moments, I would pray for God to remind me of His words for me to go forth and ask the Holy Spirit to do for me what I cannot do. There was so much I didn’t know how to do, but trusting that God would show up at the next step of faith.

Q: Is what you are doing currently fulfilling? In what ways?

A: I feel fulfilled right now because I am obeying God in finishing this book and sense I am right in the center of His will. I have no idea what God is planning on doing with it, but it will always be my stone of remembrance of God’s presence being revealed in new ways to me. I don’t know what other blessings of fulfillment lie ahead after this book is out, but I know He has a purpose for me in it.

Another purpose God showed me during this journey is to walk in the gift He’s given to me, which is to give a word in season to those who are weary. When God gives me the verse to send to someone, it is always a sweet blessing. The confirmation of knowing that I actually discerned God’s voice in those moments and that someone else is lifted up by the Word of God is amazing. I believe God wants us all to have those wonderful moments of God doing something through us for another with the gifts He’s given to each of us. It lets us experience God’s presence in the moment and joy in blessing another. God even led me to a verse to describe what this gift looks like for me and what my heart is passionate about.

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Isaiah 50:4 “The Lord God has given Me the tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned.”

Q: Do you recall a time when you lacked peace about a job or situation and how God delivered you out of it?

A: Many times I have lacked peace in regards to my job in property management. I have to make many decisions and need wisdom all the time. I pray constantly for God to speak or to reveal truth or to just work out the situation for me. God has done that over and over for me. He defends me from sometimes evil forces (people). I lack peace and start fearing when I forget that God is greater than the people, greater than my bosses, and greater than my own weaknesses. Those are the moments I need a verse to stand on and lift the situation up in prayer.

Q: What advice to you have for women who are still searching to fulfill their purpose?

A: Sometimes taking an inventory of the spiritual gifts God has already given to you and what your God-given passions are can start to open your eyes to your calling. Then seeing what scriptures speak on those gifts, God may stir something in your heart. Prayer to ask God to show you how and where to start using those gifts He’s given you and the opportunity to develop them. He doesn’t start with the big things, He starts with the small and sees if we will be faithful in doing them. And then He will entrust more into our hands.


 

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Finding Your Fulfilling Purpose

“who saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,”
2 Timothy 1:9

Reading this verse made me question what God’s purpose for my life wastumblr_m8lzbhQQ2x1rr4b87 and was I fulfilling it? I really struggled that staying home taking care of the kids was my full purpose in life that there  had to be more something bigger I was meant to do. My husband goes to work everyday and comes home with a new story about who he shared the Gospel with and I think to myself how rewarding that must feel going to bat for God everyday.

It wasn’t until I shared my concerns with my pastor’s wife when she so lovingly explained to me that every victory my husband has is a victory I share with him. He wouldn’t be able to do what he does with out the support of me praying for him and taking care of the kids and household. She also went on to explain that since my children are so young God may have me in a season where my family is my purpose and when they are older perhaps God will have different plans. I was so encouraged by what she had to say and the fact that she too struggled with the same thing when her children were young. (Shows the importance of sharing with one or two trusted people because if I was left alone with my thoughts I could of easily fallen into a depression.)

having the eyes of your heart enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, (Ephesians 1:18)

So with a new outlook on my life I am finding fulfillment in the smallest of things. When my daughter remembers something we learned in home school or when my youngest prays when we have a meal.

jeremiah 29 11Since I struggled to find my fulfilling purpose at first, I will be doing a series every Friday of other women who found God’s purpose for their lives. I hope this series encourages you to listen for God’s voice and obey so you may live up to your potential!

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