Lead as Uniquely You
We are told in Deuteronomy 6:5 and again in the Gospels to:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
What does that look like in our everyday? We are all created differently and have unique qualities. Each of us leads our life in a different, “uniquely you” way.
- Some lead with their heart, their feelings.
- Others lead with their Soul, their intuition.
- Yet others lead with their Mind, their intellect.
- And, still, others lead with their Strength, their experiences.
So, if we love God with all of these parts, we need to first start in the area we lead as uniquely you and then learn to strengthen the other parts of ourselves.
Where to Start Being Uniquely You
We all have seasons when we are frustrated in our faith life. Sometimes, we feel disconnected from God and don’t know how to reconnect. The disconnect is caused by ‘leading’ in one area of your life, say heart, but worshiping, doing Bible study, and praying in another area, say Mind. The heart, soul, mind, and strength disconnect makes it difficult for you to connect your heart to God’s heart because you are going about it in a way that is different from how He has designed you.
You may want to develop a stronger relationship with Jesus at some point on your spiritual journey, yet you are unsure what to do to get to that next level. You may be doing all the right things: Prayer, Bible Study, Worship, and such, yet you feel stuck and want to go deeper.
The reality is that there is no fast answer or magic pill to get unstuck and tap into the Super-abundance of God. Relationships take commitment, energy, and time to develop, and your relationship with God is no different.
You may know that the way to grow and deepen your connection to God is to spend time with Him. However, the generic way you were taught as a child or through your faith community may not work for you. There is a way to grow and thrive in your faith walk.
Enter the term, Spiritual Disciplines. I know the word discipline doesn’t sound fun, so let’s call them Practices. Remember, to practice something means just that, practice. It does not mean mastery (though the result is more mastery in that area). Instead, it is a continuous process that you get better at doing and become stronger along the way. So, the relationship deepens and becomes more intimate because you are connecting to the Vine (Jesus) through the Practices.
Eight Spiritual Practices:
- Prayer & Meditation
- Bible Reading, Study, & Memorization
- Praise & Worship
- Service & Hospitality
- Creative Silence & Solitude
You can find a more detailed explanation of each of these Practices in my FREE Spiritual Practices e-Book.
What I want to address here is your need to start today on one of these Practices. The first two are considered Internal Practices. This is where your first cup on the fountain fills up, YOU. Now, coming to God in Your Way is the next step to be consistent and show up every day. Not only should you ‘pencil in’ an appointment with God into your daily schedule, but you need to dig deeper.
Digging Deeper Into You
If you’re looking to dig deeper into how God made you uniquely you, I invite you to look into my Calling Clarity program.
In this program, I teach you how to get clarity, find your direction, and have a laser-like focus that will give you more impact in your business and life. It’s time to stop spinning your wheels, clear away all the distractions and put an end to a lack of focus you may have experienced in your business.
When you get clarity, direction, and focus around your calling, you will see incredible results in your business.
Make a move towards clarifying your calling today by learning more about the program here.
Apostle Cynthia Bolden-Gardner says