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3 Books To Read When You Need Help Finding Your Purpose

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Do you struggle with finding your purpose in life?

Does it keep you awake at night? That gnawing sense that your life is passing you by. That deep-seated knowledge that God has something special and specific for you to do here on Earth.

The reality that your life has a purpose… if only you knew how to find it.

You know the Bible says that God made you {see Genesis 1:27}, you know that you are His workmanship in Jesus, created to do good for His glory (see Ephesians 2:10), and you know He has planned everything you will do for Him (see Psalm 139:16).

But there’s a disconnect: you have no idea where to start, or what to do, to find out what it is!

I’ve been there. (I think everyone has, whether they admit it or not.)

Are you there now? Well, here’s the good news: you don’t have to stay there.

 

Here are three books that will make finding your purpose crystal clear.

Each one addresses a key area of your life. A key area that is holding you back from finding your purpose and living it out.

 

(Sidenote: Keep reading right to the end of the post to find out how you can get all 3 books for less than the price of a cup of coffee!)

 

1) FOUND: GOD’S WILL

So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” (John 8:32-33)

This amazing little book (only 75 pages!) by John MacArthur makes it crystal clear what God’s will for your life is. No more searching, stressing, wondering or waiting!

He shares the six key principles that will help you with finding your purpose in light of God’s will for your life – and get going with it.

The first five are eye-opening and grounding.

The sixth principle? Unbelievable!

If you’re trying to find the direction and purpose that God has for your life, you need to read this book. There is wisdom, instruction, and freedom in it.

Yes, freedom! (When was the last time you felt freedom in trying to figure out God’s will?)

This book and its principles will give you direction, fill you with purpose and give you the confidence to live in step with God’s plan.

 

Found: God’s Will by John MacArthur is available in the following formats (left to right):

Paperback | eBook | Audio CD | Audible audiobook


 

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2) FERVENT

…The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.  (James 5:16)

Fervent - Priscilla Shirer

Let’s get real for a minute.

You know that prayer is important, and you try to make it a daily practice, but there always seems to be an element of “I don’t know what to say…” or “How long is long enough to spend in prayer?” or “What’s the point… nothing seems to change!”

So, when someone recommends a book about prayer? Your response is likely one of two options: “Okay…” or “Oh, how boring!”

But here’s the thing: prayer is a privilege.

We get to approach the most important, holy throne there is, on which is seated the most powerful Ruler and King there is, and we get to praise Him, repent to Him, ask Him for help and be strengthened by Him.

So, in light of this, why is praying so hard?

Why do we, at times, feel like it’s the last thing we want to do?

Well… Prepare for how you view and do prayer to have a complete transformation!

If you’ve seen the movie War Room, you’ll be familiar with ‘fighting in prayer’ and developing ‘prayer strategies’. Well, Priscilla Shirer (who plays Elizabeth in the movie), takes it a huge step further with her amazing and much-needed book, Fervent.

No more wondering what to pray. No more lack of desire to pray. No more finding prayer boring or irrelevant or powerless.

I’m not even kidding. This book will change your life.

Yes, really.

Shirer highlights ten areas of life in which the enemy most often attacks you, and offers encouragement and guidance to help you create your own prayer strategies by following a comprehensive format that will help you to pray effectively.

What does this have to do with finding your purpose and living it out? EVERYTHING.

You have a real enemy, who will do everything he can to hold you back from achieving what God has planned for you to achieve, and who wants to inflict as much damage on you, your family and your purpose as he can.

But you serve a God who hears you, who created the universe, who has healed the incurable and raised the dead.

If you’re tired of feeling like nothing ever changes, and if you’ve had enough of not knowing how or what to pray, you need to read this book so you can find out how to strike back against the enemy’s targeted attacks through serious, specific and strategic prayer.

It has been the biggest game-changer in my prayer life – ever.

War Room stirred a desire in me to pray more and pray effectively… but Fervent showed me how.

 

Fervent by Priscilla Shirer is available in the following formats (left to right):

Paperback | eBook | Audio CD | Audible audiobook


 

I have it in Audible audiobook format, and it’s great to listen to as I go about daily chores as well as taking time out to sit and listen and take notes, free from distractions. I got it free with my Audible trial (along with This Life I Live by Rory Feek).

 

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3) FEARLESS

When my anxious thoughts multiply within me,
Your consolations delight my soul. (Psalm 94:19)

Fear’s a funny thing, isn’t it?

What’s funny is how one person can be so afraid of something that it consumes their thoughts night and day, yet with someone else, it doesn’t even enter their mind.

But the thing that isn’t funny? How fear makes you feel. The tremors, the lurching, the heart-pounding, forgetting-to-breathe, all-consuming terror that can disrupt daily life and threaten to derail your destiny.

People may fear different things, but we all fear somethingWhether your fear is violence, death, illness, disappointing God or your life not mattering, this book is filled with clear and concise truth and encouragement.

Max Lucado weaves words beautifully together, with eye-opening similes and powerful parallels. But even more beautiful than his prose is the promise of a Redeemer that can help us to live fearless in an ever-worsening world of evil.

What does fear have to do with finding your purpose?

Fear can be one of the biggest attacks against finding your purpose and living it out.

Fear can hold you back from being, doing and going. It can warp your perspective and disfigure your convictions.

If you’re often anxious, worried or fearful – about everything, or about specific things or circumstances – you need to read this book. It is a treasure trove.

It gives much-needed wisdom and clarity when you need to be reminded how big God is and how little the fear-inducing circumstances in your life truly are.

I have it in Paperback, and I have read it numerous times. But I’ve read chapter 7 – There’s A Dragon In My Closet: Fear of Worst-Case Scenarios – more times than I can remember. Each time I read it, it’s like hearing godly wisdom and encouragement from a faithful friend.

Sidenote: It would also be a great book to listen to in audiobook format and learn from throughout the day to help keep your thoughts on God, His Word and His promises about fear.

If you struggle with fears and anxieties, this book will give you the reassurance you need, and will point you to the One who says so often, “Fear not”.

With Him, you can be fearless in finding your purpose and living it out.

 

Fearless by Max Lucado is available in the following formats (left to right):

Paperback | eBook | MP3 CD | Audible audiobook


 

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>>> LIVING IT OUT >>>

PRAY: That the Lord will reveal His purpose for your life and that He will help you to be proactive in serving Him at all times.

STUDY: Psalm 138, and praise God for His strength and certainty, and thank Him that He will accomplish the plans that He has for you (see verse 8).

REMEMBER: Finding your purpose doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. These three books will change your life and equip you to live out the purpose and plan that God has for you.

GO: Follow the steps below to get all three books the most affordable way, then dig in and take notes, trusting the Lord to guide you as you move forward.

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Get all 3 titles for less than the price of a cup of coffee!

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(Even if you cancel after 30 days, you still get to keep your 2 free audiobooks!)

Using this deal wisely, you could get all 3 titles mentioned in this post for less than the price of a cup of coffee!

Here’s how:

1) Choose Fervent and Fearless as your two FREE audiobooks through your Audible trial —> Sign up here!

2) Purchase the eBook of Found: God’s Will eBook in the Kindle Store —> Click here to buy!

(Don’t have a Kindle? No problem! You can download the free Kindle app for hassle-free reading across all your devices!)

 

(Of course, you could purchase the titles in any format you prefer – I’m just sharing this combination as it’s the cheapest way I can find for you to get all three!)

 

 

→ What about all the opposition you’ll face when you find your purpose and start living for God? Click to read: Is The Cost of Christian Persecution Really Worth It?

 

Lois is a forgiven child of God, a wife, a mother, a writer, a navigator of chronic illness and an incessant fact-checker. She writes at WhereTruthLives.com to equip and encourage women to impact the world by living out the truth of God's Word.

2 Comments

  1. These are great book recommendations. I am right now digging into a season of radical trust with God so thank you. I love your posts and just followed on Pinterest. I am a total newbie at blogging so it is great to see how someone more experienced does blogging well in the Christian niche.

    • Lois Reply

      You’re welcome, Rosemarie! These are definitely great places to start to explore and develop a deeper trust with the Lord. 🙂
      Thank you for your Pinterest follow! And, I love helping other Christian bloggers, so feel free to get in touch if there’s anything I can help you with!

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