In January I wrote about purpose, and shared 6 Reflection Questions to Help You Live Out Your Purpose. A significant part of our spiritual journey is identifying our unique, God-given purpose. But we also need ongoing support and tools if we want to continue living with purpose.
In my own journey, I have learned that one of the most important things in living out purpose is community. We need a community of fellow purpose-driven people. In my faith community, we call this our "Purpose Posse." It is the community of people who are helping to spur each other on in purpose. Here are a few examples from my own life of how community with others helps me live out my God-given purpose:
- We are part of Bluewater Church, where purpose is explored and pursued. In addition to engaging with our larger community, Steve and I also host an Ohana/Family group in our home on the West Side of Oahu. This Ohana group is built on empowering each other in the faith journey. Our weekly times together are some of the most fueling and life-giving for me because it's a diverse group of people actively being purposeful.
- The Spiritual Journeyers Facebook group is an online space to encounter God and receive support from a global community. Our group began about one year ago with just a handful people people who wanted to encourage each other. Now it has over 380 members from all over the world!
- There is a monthly Creatives Gathering, a community of people who are trying to write, create art, start a business, or make anything that doesn't yet exist. We work at our art, and challenge each other to keep going when we get stuck.
- I have an inner circle of people who are my travelling partners. These people - my husband, my spiritual director, mentors, and a few friends - are the key people in my life. They know me at my best and worst, and help me keep pressing forward.
Who is your community? Do you have community with people who help your live your purpose? Do you help others live their purpose? If you don't have a community, what is one step you can take to engage in one?
If you happen to be on Oahu, come check out this awesome seminar hosted by my church, Pathway to Purpose, on Saturday July 29th in Honolulu. If you want to identify and be empowered in your life purpose, come join us! Space is limited, so register now. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested - I can get you a great discounted rate! More details are here on the official Facebook event page.
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