Deep down, we all want to be liked, don’t we? In a world powered by online (read: manufactured) affirmation, it can be all too easy to fuel the fire of “like me” that burns inside every one of us. Voices call for our attention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there’s no shortage of opinions consistently weighing us down and directing us on how best to live our lives. It’s easy to get swept up in living lives with the sole purpose of getting the most likes.

What would happen if you decided not to play along?

Yes, everyone seems to want something from you, even if it’s only your attention. But the flip-side of that truth is this; not every voice deserves your attention.

What would happen if you took some time to shut the voices out before 2016 starts?

Even better, what if you listened to your own voice for a change?voices

Can you hear what your body, mind, and spirit are whispering through the louder sea of opinions?

What are you saying to you?

God has placed a purpose inside of you and inside of me, and He’s given you all you need to fulfill that purpose. Maybe it’s time you begin living into it.

  • What’s that thing you always thought you’d be doing by now that you’ve let fall away?
  • What have you been putting off?
  • What gift is lying dormant inside of you?

In our world, we have to fight for silence. We have to fight to listen to the still, small voice instead of defaulting to the loudest ones. We have to fight the fear of purpose, the fear of failure, the fear of vulnerability.

I encourage you to tune out the madness because there is no shortage of voices willing to boss you around if you let them. But you know what? This could be the year you summon the courage to turn away from them, and listen to yourself for a change.

Let 2016 be the year you start listening to the voice that matters: yours.

You don’t need a guru to clear the path for you. What you do need is to listen to the One who created you, the One who knows you better than anyone else, the One who puts the longing for purpose in you to begin with. Let His voice guide you into your purpose.

***Is there something you know you were meant to do but you’re afraid to finally go for it? Leave a comment and share your purpose with us. We’d love to encourage you as you make 2016 the year to follow your purpose with focus and clarity.