#017 Finally! The Book is Released.

Greetings Everyone, It’s finally here! The long-awaited release of my bible study, “Journey to Purpose” is finally here. It has taken nearly a year to complete this project. My persistence and trust in God have paid off and the book is now available at major retailers. Check out my new ‘Publications’ page on this site for more information. Be sure to get your copy by July 19, 2019. I will be hosting an online book launch party via Facebook Live starting Monday, July 22. Join me for six weeks of chapter reviews, dialogue, testimonies, and lessons learned. The more participants, the more we can all learn. Plan to be inspired to discover or persist in your pursuit of purpose.

In advance, I appreciate your help in making this a successful project. You can help by spreading the word about the book to your church leaders, family, and friends. During the Facebook launch, you will have multiple opportunities to tag the book on facebook, twitter, or Instagram, and win prizes. I’m so excited to see what God does with this work. I can honestly say that I have had to read the book over-and-over and each time, I am blessed and encouraged to persist on the journey and serve intentionally.

How to register for Facebook Journey to Purpose E-Launch. To register for the E-launch, simply go to the Contact page on this site and fill in your name and email. In the comment box, simply type, “J2P registration.” I will communicate pertinent information through email. Tell all your friends and let’s engage in this study together. To start the fun, the first person to purchase their book and email me a receipt will win a prize. Winner and prize will be announced at our first session on July 22. To forward your receipt, click on the Contact page and complete the message information. In the comment box, include the date, time, and location of your purchase (i.e. Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or Xulon Press) and I will respond with the email address to upload your receipt.

Thank you for your continued support. I hope to hear from you at the E-Launch. Don’t forget! Register for the E-Launch on the Contact page on this site. Be sure to include your email to receive important information about the E-launch, date changes, competitions, etc. Mark your calendar for July 22. More information will be forwarded once I have your email address.

God bless and keep you,

L. Elizabeth

#008 Fit for Purpose

Are you fit for purpose? Are you prepared for the calling that is on Your life? Well, not to worry. Although God allows us to see bits and pieces regarding our destiny or calling, He never reveals the processes involved in arriving at the designated place. Sometimes processing can feel like you are “Jason and the Argonauts” and you have to past the 12 test of character to acquire the golden egg… or was it a golden fleece? I don’t really remember. You can think of any treasure hunt movie where the hero is trying to acquire an ancient artifact and there are sure to be some riddles, puzzling problems, test of character, and some dicey villain trying to derail you or prevent you from succeeding on your mission. This is certainly how we may feel sometimes on our journey to purpose. There are important reasons why God takes us through processing. In this week’s podcast we discuss the importance of going through and being a willing participant in the process.

 

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#007 Closed Doors and Grace for the Journey

Are you in a season of discovering purpose or discovering the next phase or purpose for your life? While on the journey for purpose we can face disappointments and experience emotional turmoil which often stems from closed doors. God gives us glimpses of our destiny but he never reveals the processes involved for the journey. The journey for purpose requires that we be steadfast in the midst of disappointments and emotional pain. Our minds filled with unending questions –when Lord when, what Lord what, how Lord how, and why Lord why, cause us angst.

We are required to be patient as God unfolds piece by piece our purpose and ultimate destiny. However, we can become so emotionally enthralled with the closed doors and lack of responses to our flurry of questions that we lose hope or belief in our destiny. We can’t grasp how any of what we’re going through is related to where we’re going to. It is a painful process but there is always grace on the journey.

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#006 The Root Cause of Comparison

Today I’m back with another purpose-related topic, “The Root Cause of Comparison”.  You will find this podcast categorized later under “Getting and Maintaining Focus”. In our search for purpose, we encounter numerous distractions. These distractions can be relationships or even our own insecurities. Comparison is one distraction that can detour us from purpose. At some point in our lives we have compared our looks, possessions, physical appearance, children, successes; not to mention our spiritual gifts and callings against that of others. I’ve engaged in comparison as it relates to my height. Those of you who know me, know that I am vertically challenged.

Regarding our God-given purpose, we engage in comparison and judge ourselves inadequate to carry out the call on our lives. While meditating on the concept of comparison, I needed to understand the root cause of comparison in order to effectively war against it with the Word.

In today’s podcast, I share two types of comparison though opposite in thought, share the same root cause, pride.

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“Purpose” Part 3 – A Personal Story of Uncovering Purpose w/ B. Doucette McCray

Everyone’s journey or story of uncovering purpose is different. Perhaps you have come to know your purpose in the kingdom in a unique way. Maybe you had a dream or a vision. Or perhaps someone spoke into your life with clear direction regarding your purpose. Or maybe you came to know your purpose through a trial, a hardship, or through an internal or external problem that needed to be resolved. Sometimes we can be intimated by others in our search. Oftentimes the enemy tells us, “God does not have a place for us in the kingdom, we are too old, or that we are inadequate or unworthy to be used by God.” The list goes on. The enemy definitely does not want us to walk, or even crawl for that matter, into purpose. Remember, how you start the journey or uncover purpose is not important: It is important that you start and finish the journey.

I am back with Part-3 in the series on “Purpose”. In Part 1, we addressed the question, Does God Have a Plan for My Life? In Part 2, we addressed the question, How Do I Uncover My Purpose? if you have not had a chance to listen to Part 1 and 2, I encourage you to take a minute and listen. I believe you will find something to encourage or help you on this journey. Today, I have asked a dear friend, Mrs. Bridget Doucette McCray, to share her personal story on uncovering purpose.

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#004 How Do I Uncover My Purpose?

Today I’m back with Part 2 in the 3-Part series on “Purpose”. Earlier this week we addressed the question, Does God Have a Plan for My Life? If you have not had a chance to listen to Part 1, please do so.  I believe you will find information that is helpful in your search for purpose.

Today we are answering the question How Do I Uncover My Purpose? Take heart because discovering purpose is a journey that will lead to your ultimate destiny. It is important to remember that while on the journey, purpose may look different in various seasons of life.
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