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Is There Really Purpose in the Pain We Experience

purpose in the pain

A lot of people discover purpose in the pain they have experienced, but sometimes pain is an unnecessary teacher.

An example of this is staying in a relationship with someone you know you have no business with and they take you through the ringer; or pursuing a job that takes up so much of your time that you don’t have any energy for yourself or for God.

But, in some other instances, the pain comes as a result of no decision we’ve made. It happens to us. Even though God never intended for this bad thing to happen to us, He can still use the experience to shape you for something greater. 

In this episode, I had an opportunity to speak with Alicia about her journey to purpose after experiencing great pain.

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Alicia Renee’ has faced her fair share of obstacles, but she perseveres in the face of adversity and empowers other women to do the same. She has successfully balanced life as a single mom, working in Corporate America, obtaining an MBA, and serving her community through church work and as a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated. Her commitment to helping others achieve their goals inspired her to become a best-selling author, blogger, speaker, and certified confidence and empowerment coach. In 2020, she founded The Confident Lily, a personal development company that equips women all over the world to find their personal power.

purpose in the pain

Purpose in Pain

In this episode we covered…
  • When Alicia became aware of the concept of purpose from a biblical perspective
  • When purpose became a priority for her
  • Alicia’s journey to discovering her purpose in the pain she experienced
  • How she has felt God guiding her during her journey
  • How has God confirmed her purpose
  • What keeps Alicia walking in her purpose
  • One thing about purpose she wishes she knew before she started on her journey

Want More?

If you enjoyed this episode exploring whether there is purpose in the pain, then you may also enjoy the episode of the show about the fear of success and how it hinders purpose or this episode detailing what to expect when operating in your purpose.

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