A Few Tips of Life Purpose for Christian Women in Midlife

I just wrote a blog post on my "sister" blog and thought I'd write the chief points of it here.  If you'd like to read the full entry, please visit here

The post answers a few questions as to my recommendations for a friend looking for life purpose and direction.  I know most of the midlife Christian women who visit this blog are looking for the same type of answers. 

Here are a few tips I would recommend to any of you wading through the waters of a search for midlife purpose and finding new direction whether due to semi-retirement, job change, the empty-nest, or searching for ways to fill your life with meaning:

  • do identify your skills, abilities, and discern what you feel God has equipped you to do or made you sensitive toward. 
  • get rid of the idea there is only one calling, one role, one way to express your mission.
  • get rid of the idea there is some business that is waiting for you to join them or some job with your name on it.
  • use multiple tools, tests, courses, and books with the expectation that they will only be one piece of your life purpose puzzle.
  • consult God and take steps to try things out with the mindset you can change direction as God leads.
  • enjoy the process of everything you try.
  • think micro.  That means, ask God about every little thing you do, and be confident he will use it for good. Be happy with micro. 
  • rewrite your definition of success and validation. We get too hung up on paychecks. 
  • discover your top passions and when you don't know what else to do, work on them.  See where they take you.

"For the LORD God is a sun and shield; 

the LORD bestows favor and honor; 

no good thing does he withhold from 

those whose walk is blameless" 

Psalm 84:11 (NIV). 

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