50. Nine Things That Get in the Way of Finding My Purpose? (part 2), with Laurie Donahue

Do you (or your child) ever feel like you are a nobody compared to someone else? Do you (or your child) feel like you don't want to try because you will never be as good? Do you (or your child) ever sit on the sidelines because you are afraid to jump in the game? I think this is universal, but this is not God's plan for us. After all, he has told us that we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10) We are going to lighten things up this week and explore through a picture book reading and activities, two ideas. 

  1. When we compare ourselves to others, we can feed destructive patterns which can negatively affect our entire life.
  2. God has purposes for us which he has planned from long ago. We need to follow His leading to find out what they are.

We want to help our kids (and maybe us) find our God-given purpose. Today's podcast is a commentary on what gets in the way of Mr. Blue (and us) finding our purpose. Although there are many reasons, we will only talk about 9 for the sake of time. We will look to Scripture to see what God might say about it. At the end of these notes, you can click on a link that will take you to a pdf that you can download to follow along. I will also include a link to the YouTube video of my reading of Mr. Blue- a Job for You

00:00  Introduction
01:33  What gets in the way?
02:00  I don't have the ability
03:00  It is too hard
04:13  I don't know how
05:32  I am lazy
07:49  Others will make fun of me
09:05  I am afraid
10:35  I would rather serve myself
13:30  There are other things more important
15:25  When we depend on our own strength
16:47  Free things and great deals- final thoughts

I have free stuff and deals for you!

Here is a pdf of the 9 Things That Get in the Way of Finding God's Purpose. Click this link to download it.

We will begin with the link to the YouTube video where I am reading the book and displaying the pictures. Here is that link: Mr. Blue- a Job for You

Some may be interested in purchasing the book at 60% off. Here is that link: 

We'll start with those, but we have many more resources to come over the next two weeks!

Thanks for listening, and remember to rest in the Lord this week!