Today, I'm featuring another amazing woman who is living her purpose each day. As a mother, wife, and so much more, Ty Lewis wears many hats. She's a role model to many women! I'm so grateful to know her. Check out the nuggets of wisdom she so graciously shared with us:
Tell us about what exactly you are doing to fulfill your purpose.
To me, purpose is seasonal. God may give me many things to do, just in different seasons. In order to understand my purpose, I sit before God to make sure that I'm in His will. I don't want to do what I want to do, but I want to do what He called me to do. When He gives me instructions for my next steps, I obey immediately. In addition to that, I make sure that I discipline myself during this time, so I won't get distracted. I also keep people around me to hold me accountable, and after completing the plan for my purpose, I get to work.
How did you know what you were called to do?
I've always known I wanted to teach, but now, it's just in a different capacity. Your calling can be found when you understand the problem you were created to solve. For me, education has always been my top priority. My purpose is to close the literacy gap for children in low-income areas.
How do you handle fear and doubt when it comes to your purpose?
Fear and doubt will always be present when you're walking in purpose. You just have to understand that your faith has to be greater that the fears that are present. Fear doesn't come from God, but it comes from the enemy. Rest in the fact that God has not given you the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.
How do you use your gift to uplift God’s kingdom?
I use my gift to uplift God's kingdom by taking the focus off of me and pointing people back to Him. That's something I had to learn. When you're about kingdom business, it's not your business. We were called to do the work of God to point people back to God.
What advice do you have for people, especially women, who are not sure what they were called to do or may be afraid to step out on faith?
If you are not sure about your calling, seek God. He's the one that knew you, created you, put purpose in you, and gave you a future and hope. Don't ever be afraid to do what He called you to do. Someone is tied to your obedience, and they are waiting on your yes.
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