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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


93: Five Obstacles to Pursuing Your Purpose

Are there obstacles that are holding you back from pursuing your purpose or the calling or dream you have sensed God has placed on your heart? The good news is that these obstacles do not have to stop you.


As Christian women, it’s easy for obstacles to get in the way of the purpose or calling God has for our lives. These obstacles can seem very REAL, but oftentimes they are mostly fake… in other words, they are often the excuses or lies we tell ourselves that keep us from moving forward. 


In this episode, I’m going to share 5 obstacles that might keep you from pursuing your purpose. Along with each obstacle, I’m going to share what I believe is true and how the obstacle does not have to prevent you from stepping forward.


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  Key Points Discussed:
  • Obstacle #1: The timing isn’t right to step into this purpose [6:54]
  • Obstacle #2: I don't have enough support from family/friends [9:28]
  • Obstacle #3: I don't have the funds to pursue my dreams [14:13]
  • Obstacle #4: If I'm confident or pursue my dreams, it might intimidate others [19:12]
  • Obstacle #5: It's selfish to pursue a dream or calling - shouldn't I just be content where I am? [23:06]
  • How do You Know What God is Calling You to Do? [28:37]
  • How to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Into Your Calling [31:42]


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