Live Out Your Awesome (Part 1)
6 Powerful Ways to
Live Out Your Awesome (Part 1 of 2)
This blog was conceived with the best you in mind, not because I know you but because I know WHO made you. The same extraordinary Father God who created the universe lovingly shaped you with all of what you need to have an extraordinary life. Consider the 6 powerful ways to live out your awesome.
Have you ever looked at an egg? I mean really look at it properly to see how it’s made?
We all know that various transformations happen for an ordinary egg to get to be a healthy, full-grown chicken that produces eggs. Which then becomes a food source fit for our table.
And yet we sometimes strive to be someone else other than who we truly are. We lack understanding that we have been designed to be just who we are.
You could read about you my story and how I found out about
my identity. Read about it HERE
Now let’s think about the example of that humble egg.
Just like the egg with all the potential already inside, you still need to go through phases of transition to get to your extraordinary awesome life. And that doesn’t happen in one fell swoop.
If you read my story, I can tell you now that it took a lot of twists and turns for me to get to this point today. I wish I could say that everything went hunky dory for me from that night in 1992. Yes there were highs, but I had to go through a whole lot of personal challenges and stages of change along with the way. .
To help you through the next stage, I will summarise here six ways to live out your awesome. Then in the next few blogs, we will go into each of these in more detail.
There’s more written about your identity in the previous blog post.
CLICK HERE to start from the first post which was written about you.
These are the six powerful ways to live out your special brand of awesome:
1) Know God to Know Your Destiny
In the same manner that you came to know your biological parents, you need to know the One who created you. He so lovingly crafted your awesomeness to qualify you for an extraordinary purpose only you could fulfill.
People who know their God are able to fully trust and have their security in Him. The Bible has many examples of this, recording how they look to God as their loving and faithful Father God. They called Him “Abba” that Hebrew word that means more than a biological connection, but more of a personally involved father and life source.
That His mercy and grace will guide them through all of life’s challenges, even through all their failures and mishaps.
God Wants You to Know Him
God knows you. But He seeks your company and wants you to know Him.
God lets Himself known through all of His creation. He lets Himself known in the beauty found in nature. You can see God in the way the sun never fails to rise in the morning. God is there even in the way your heart beats and your blood pumps through your veins.
God also makes Himself known in His written Word. Those who know their God believe in the Bible as the infallible word straight from His heart.
The Bible says that to know God is the beginning of wisdom.
“Start with GOD – the first step in learning is bowing down to GOD; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.” – Prov 1:7 MSG
“Skilled living gets its start in the Fear-of-GOD, insight into life from knowing a Holy God.” – Prov 9:10 MSG
When you get to know who God is, you will gain the wisdom necessary to live out the awesomeness He has put within you. Which takes you to a pathway of walking in your God-given destiny of an extraordinary life.
2) Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude
Have a heartfelt appreciation of what you have.
Celebrate and honour the people who love you. Thank God for all the priceless things in life that you cannot live without, yet freely made available to you. The air that you breathe, the love of family and friends, even your heart that pumps non-stop for you which you take for granted.
When the heart is too busy being grateful, it makes it harder for pride to rear up its ugly head. With a thankful heart, there are less chances at being easily offended and getting into conflicts and arguments.
In a world where something could go wrong at any time, be thankful for everyday that you were able to get out of bed, with each block of twenty four hours gifted to you.
Be grateful for both the big and the little things. Appreciate the love of family and friends. Or the wonderful take-away shop around the corner you run to when you don’t have the time to cook. Or that app that was invented to help you organise your chaotic schedule.
“Always thanking the Father, who has enabled you to share the inheritance that belongs to God’s holy people, who live in the light.” – Colossians 1:12 NLT
Say ‘thank you’ to the cab driver, or the bus driver. Thank those that give you favour, or whoever passes you the salt on the table.
Give thanks with a grateful heart and see the world with a gratitude filter.
The world needs more thankfulness and less cynicism.
Just you watch what happens. When you start having an attitude of gratitude, your whole perspective of life changes, empowering you to live out your awesome.
3) Embrace Who You Are
Know what makes you tick and what ticks you off. Your strengths along with your weaknesses are what makes you uniquely qualified to accomplish the purpose for which you were placed on the planet for.
There are some people who focus on making money. It would be more rewarding for them if their focus shifts to being their best self in whatever enterprise they’re in. There would still be a lot of work, but they will feel less pressure and more fulfilled.
Some people spend their whole life trying to change to be good at something they were not originally designed for. You can only change your environment and the externals of what society has imposed on you. But not what God built into you and designed you for.
“Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things.” – Ecclesiastes 11:5 NLT
Embrace who you are. Start identifying and accepting those limitations you were not designed for. Then you can then begin to focus your energy to living out your potential of God-given talents and abilities.
PART 1 ends here. CLICK HERE to continue to PART 2