Papers and pens all over my desk, notifications popping up left and right, a long to-do list that is desperately waiting for me to complete, and somehow amidst all of this chaos I feel good. Not because it’s easy or I never get overwhelmed, but because I prayed for this. Well, not exactly all the behind-the-scenes work, but I did pray for growth, I did pray for impact, I did pray for wisdom, and with all that came a lot more responsibilities. But it also came with Bossing Up and taking responsibility for the ideas, vision, and path that God continued to show me.
Although, I love what I do, at one time I wasn't here and I had to decide to Boss Up. I had to decide to go for it, and here are five ways I Bossed Up in My Purpose!
First, I prayed and took action.
This meant that I no longer just prayed for my heart’s desires, but I decided to start moving towards that desire. I prayed for a ministry, but then I began to research, learn and grow in personal development through the Word. This was a major way that I didn’t just pray and stay stuck, but I prayed and got up and moved.
I went from being a faithless woman to faith-filled woman, and that made all the difference.
Second, I began taking responsibility for my dreams.
I realized after a bad breakup, gaining thirty plus pounds and getting crazy hormonal acne, that I was responsible for my dreams. No one was going to come and hand me a better life. I was going to have to seek it. The Word states “Seek and you shall find”. Well, that’s exactly what I did.
I sought out my dreams by taking responsibility for my life and my overall mental and spiritual health.
Third, I embraced forging my own path. This was a game-changer.
Deciding to stop trying to talk, create, and be a certain type of Christian like everyone else really allowed me to go on the authentic path God had for me. I quit trying to make a ministry like someone else’s and even stopped talking myself out of my ministry. Deciding to forge my own path allowed me to be authentic to all my gifts from speaking, to fashion, to purpose, and business.
I stopped limiting myself and started making my own way.
Fourth, I then began to focus on my needs.
This allowed me the time I needed to heal and fall in love with life again. This meant I’d go for long drives just to let the wind touch my face, or find a new coffee shop and enjoy the scenery. I fell in love with life again by deciding to take care of my needs. This also helped me fuel my vision for my life. The more at peace and centered I was, the clearer my vision was for my life. Taking care of me was one of the best decisions I ever made.
Fifth, I decided to Believe Bigger.
Now, you may think this doesn’t matter, but it does. When I was broke, living with my parents, I believed I would get an apartment in a city with a beautiful view and a pink couch! Well, let me tell you God even cares about our little desires, because I love my pink couch. Me deciding to get new ideas and dreams for my life allowed me to start aiming higher and going into new paths that God had for me.
My hope is that you Boss Up in your life and see that even the Proverbs 31 woman was the plug. She did much with her little and was a BOSS!
When we decide to not limit our belief based on what you see today, we will go to the next level in God.
Boss Up, Daughter!
"Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates."