This Pastor’s Wife’s Purpose, Conclusion

We’re finally here, ladies and gentlemen! It’s time for the BIG FAT PURPOSE STATEMENT.

The four questions (one, two, three, four) should give you an opportunity to brainstorm and spend some time with God in determining a specific purpose statement for your life. Bada-bing bada-boom, no?


My purpose is to glorify God by being faithful to encourage people in my life to take big risks for God.

As I looked through my brainstorming, I noticed a few common themes:

  1. God has given me a heart for people. He has particularly given me a longing for the lost to find Him, but He has also given me a passion to embolden His followers to live for Him and His purposes. So the “people in my life” are not just the people currently in my life, but also believers and unbelievers that I pursue on behalf of Him.
  2. God wants me to be faithful. I am quite scattered in my interests, and it excites me to change things up. But how will I see fruit if I keep starting things over? It is a big risk for me to remain faithful because I will fail and have to depend on Him.
  3. God wants my heart. I also crave more of Him, and I have to fight alongside the Spirit to stay focused and committed to His will, not the world’s, for my life.

So there you have it folks, my purpose in a nutshell. I have to say, this has been an exhilarating process for me, one I’ve never really gone through. I hope this has equally rocked your world.

State your BIG FAT PURPOSE STATEMENT in the comments!

8 thoughts on “This Pastor’s Wife’s Purpose, Conclusion

  1. Penny

    Hi Stephanie!
    I just love meeting other Pastor Wives… especially those who blog!!!

    I’ll have to confess later that I’m a little bit jealous that you get to live in Austin. My husband I lived in Austin when we first got married. Then we moved to Houston to plant a church there. We’ve been church planters ever since we got married almost 9 years ago.

    Today my husband is the Senior Pastor of a church in New Orleans! I never thought I would leave Texas and hope some day God lets us come back!

    I recently found your blog and am your newest follower. I can see from the follow list we know some of the same folks! When I was single I went to Hyde Park BC. Small world!

    I’m looking forward to coming back and getting to know you better!

    have a great Thursday!

    1. Stephanie Post author

      Penny – I’m so glad you’re here! Welcome to another Texan. I have also lived in Houston and LOVE Austin. Hopefully you’ll make it back here someday.

      Can you post your blog address so I can glean some wisdom from a church planter pastor’s wife!? 🙂

  2. Christin

    Great statement!! I am also scattered in my interests and cannot stick to doing one thing all the way through. In 2011 one of the goals I am seeking after is faithfulness. I will be sharing about this on my blog every Tuesday in 2011.

    I actually just went through the process of making a motherhood mission statement, using Kat’s (from Inspired to Action) e-book. It is:
    “To be lost in God, devoted to serve, and a recipient of grace and joy.
    “To be a joyful helpmeet who is supportive and ambitious; to be intentional about making our home a peaceful haven.
    “To be a joy-filled mother who graces her children in word & action; to be attentive, consistent, and diligent in teaching and training.
    “To be a passionate writer for God, using my messy life as a testimony for His glory.”

    My themes are grace and joy. 🙂

    1. Stephanie Post author

      I love it Christin! It’s great to see a mother of many being diligent to worship God above all else.

    1. Stephanie Post author

      OOOoooo I love it! And I LOVE how your mission statements directly use Scripture. Greatness.

  3. Michelle

    I absolutely love this: “to encourage people in my life to take big risks for God.” There are so many of us out there with gifts to give, but too timid or with not enough confidence to take those big risks and put ourselves out there. People like me really need someone like you to ENCOURAGE taking those risks for God. Thank you!

    I’m going to have to go back and work through your questions myself. Thanks for the encouragement to think and find a purpose!

    1. Stephanie Post author

      Michelle – I’m so glad it’s encouraging you! It first and foremost did a number on me, yay! I would love to hear how the questions end up going for you.

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