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Christian Woman Leadership Podcast

144 EpisodesProduced by Esther LittlefieldWebsite

It's time for you to embrace your God-given gifts, skills, and passions and lead with confidence. Host Esther Littlefield is a pastor's wife and business owner, and she is joined by co-host Holly Cain. They discuss issues related to leading as a Christian woman, and they also interview other women w… read more


12: The Pitfalls of Purpose {Purpose Series}

Have you ever found yourself thinking that finding your purpose means you need to focus on yourself and what fulfills you? Or believing that you must earn an income with your purpose? Maybe you’ve seen people get completely burnt out by pursuing their purpose at all costs.

In the 4th episode of our purpose series, Holly and I are chatting about the pitfalls of purpose. If you missed episode 10, be sure to go back and listen. In that episode, we talked about defining purpose, how to find your purpose, and living your purpose.

Today we’re talking about purpose and calling, and whenever we are dealing with this issue, there are bound to be some pitfalls--some false beliefs that can trap us, and some dangers to watch out for on this journey.

Holly and I talk about 5 pitfalls of purpose, and we will give you some tips on avoiding hazards.

The 5 Pitfalls of Purpose are:

  1. Thinking that your purpose is all about you
  2. Thinking that your purpose has to be your job
  3. Thinking that your purpose is related to what other people want you to do
  4. Burning out by not walking in your purpose
  5. Burning out by being so committed to your purpose but not taking care of yourself

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