3 Things You Need, to Discover The Life You Were Born to Live




3 Things You Need
to D
iscover The Life You Were Born to Live

by Olga Hermans

#1. A Plan

The purpose of life is to discover your gift, which means that you need to discover the things that you like to do. If you are inspired and motivated to “Discover The Life You Were Born to Live” and make a difference with your life, then you must have a plan. Nothing will just happen automatically. The primary reason why most people do not succeed is because they do not plan. Planning is one of those lifestyle choices.

This morning my husband and I were talking about some things that we want to do with our life. He said a few things that just hit home to me. “Yeah, yeah, that’s where we’re going” was my quick reaction to it. And I saw it so very clearly what we are going to do in the next few months, the next year and the next five years.

I’ve discovered that most people do a better job at planning a trip that will only last for a week than they do planning their life which is a lifetime. A lot of people do not succeed simply because they do not plan. God didn’t just wake up one morning and said, “You know, I think I will make a universe.” That is not how God operates. Nothing that God does is by coincidence. God is the master-planner.

If you are one of our valuable readers, you have read a few times that we have talked about the fact that God has a plan for your life even before you were formed in your mother’s womb.

You know as well as I do that if you want to be a doctor, then you have to make plans to be a doctor. If you want to own a business, then you have to make plans to own your own business, and if you want a better life, then you have to make plans for a better life. All of that is a choice.

So many people live for the moment. Whatever happens, happens. What will be, will be. You are not going to experience God’s best with that attitude. It takes planning. Success in any endeavour requires planning and planning is a choice. If you never succeed at anything, it is simply because you didn’t plan to succeed. Success doesn’t come easy, if it did, everybody on the planet would be successful.

Just a few weeks ago I was at a party where some of my friends shared that they had gone through very stormy conditions in their life. Life can be full of stormy conditions and that is why you need a plan. With a plan you can maneuver through life’s storms much easier.

A person who never sets goals is like a ship without a rudder; a ship without a rudder is like a person who just wanders aimlessly through life. Aimlessly wandering is like depending upon which way the wind blows. There are a lot of people like that today.

#2. Positive thoughts, words and actions

This universe is governed by certain laws, which were put into motion by God Himself. One of them is called the law of gravity. This works for everybody the same way because it is a law. If you let go of a book in your hands, it will drop on the floor. If a baby rolls over to the edge of a table too far, it will fall on the floor. This law of gravity cannot decide that because the baby is a baby, it will not go into affect.

If you don’t want to be a failure, then you have to learn certain laws that produce success. One of these laws is also the law of seedtime and harvest; or the law of cause and effect. The way you live today is the result of the seeds sown in the past. If you don’t like the way you live, then you have no one to blame but yourself. So, if you don’t like the harvest, stop planting it.

I want to encourage you to take the time to sit down and carefully look at what you have been doing that is preventing you from having success. Most importantly, take time to listen to yourself. Whether you realize it or not, you are applying the law of cause and effect or as the bible calls it, the law of sowing and reaping every time you speak.

In my new book “Pursue your Destiny with Passion and Purpose” I cover this subject in great depth. It is a very important subject and we need to learn to apply this law and put it to work for the contentment and happiness of our life.

# 3. Perception

In order to discover the life you were born to live, you have to learn how to become perceptive. Every problem has a solution. Many times people fail, because of wrong perception. By changing how you perceive your problems, you can literally change your life from failure and defeat to victory and success.

You know the story of David and Goliath. When David saw Goliath, his perception of that challenge was totally different from that of his brothers and the entire armies of Israel; they perceived Goliath as too big to kill. When David looked at him, he thought he was too big to miss. Same giant, same problem, a different perception.

You and I are created by God to succeed and not to fail. Success does not come without adversity; there is no such thing as success without adversity. Most people run from it though.

Learn to look at every situation, every problem, and every challenge with a different perception that your problems are subject to change. That is how you can endure anything.

If you don’t like the way you are presently living, then it’s time to make some choices. If you don’t like where you are, then you have got some decisions to make. One thing you have to do for sure is to Pursue Your Destiny with everything that is within you. Stir up your passion to make a plan, to think on good things and let those thoughts come out of your mouth. Use your words as the rudder on that boat and decide to take some action. You will see your life from a totally different perspective.

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  1. Olga, I LOVE this post.. So very true. Living life aimlessly is totally not what God wants for us. He has big plans for us if we will just be willing to use those precious skills and abilities He has blessed us with. Sometimes it takes awhile for this to hit home. I agree that adversity is part of the journey; so glad we’re not walking alone! Thanks for sharing

    • Thank you Sue, I know that you know that God doesn’t want us to just live aimlessly! He himself is very specific and He expects the same from us.

  2. Carrie Huskey says:

    This is exactly what I was talking about. I try to stay positive all the time. One of my gifts is encouragin people. I like to be encouraged from time to time. So glad to be connected with ya again. Thanks Olga.


    hi ! good morning beloved. I am very grateful for the time u are putting in to minister to the lives of many people around the world. May the God of Israel keep u strong with every resources u need to rescue many more who are dying out there in the world .

  4. Christopher Ebu Obi says:

    Thank you so much for this inspiring post.indeed living a life of MEANING and not of MONEY by working on one’s dreams instead of just living to pay your bills,is what guarantees a life of total freedom n fulfilment.I have made some mistakes in the past and I believe I am set to realy pursue my dreams and thus fulfiling destiny.God bless you n have a great day ahead.Shalom

    • God wipes our past away Christopher when we ask Him to do that; He has so many great things in store for you!

  5. It took me a long time to appreciate the life I had been given and it was through changing my perception that I could begin to change my life.
    Love this statement: “You and I are created by God to succeed and not to fail.” How wonderful is that?!

  6. Charles Allen says:

    That is the state i am in right now is to make a decision what i am going to do to come out of my hurt,and is not easy to fiqure out where to even start.I am listen for the Holy Sprit to guide me in the right direction it puts you in a state of opression and depression.and it is not easy but i know he will guide me out of this.

  7. A plan, positivity and a new mindset! Well done Olga. Those are powerful things. It reminds me that we are changed by the ‘renewing of our mind’!

  8. Pain or perception, is a phrase I adopted from somewhere…. and you have helped me to remember that every problem comes equipped with its own solution and provision. I guess that’s why we are to erupt in praise and rejoicing when trials come our way, because if we unwrap the package, with perception, we find the provision.
    I needed to be reminded of that today – thanks, Olga!

  9. As always Olga I enjoy reading your articles. I love how you point out that God created us to succeed and not fail!

  10. I love it! Yes,we can spend more time planning a vacation than our life! Thanks for your timely words, Olga. For sharing from what God’s given you.
    I think a plan has been brewing in my head for awhile… a passion God’s given me to share what I know from the kitchen. Working on a second cookbook; I will look deeper into what the passions are, and go from there. Your post was encouraging- thanks again!

  11. Wow, that’s scary Olga: “most people do a better job at planning a trip that will only last for a week than they do planning their life which is a lifetime”. This is a very important post for our teenagers as well.

  12. Nyla Norris says:

    Thank you for your encouragement and inspiration. I enjoy your words very much. God bless you.

  13. Olga, I love this post! Mind you, I love all of them! You are such an inspiration! Yes, God has created us to succeed and not to fail! Thank you and God bless!

  14. I like what you say about people taking more time to plan a vacation than their life! Ain’t it the truth?? We are all created to create and I take that seriously. I live an “inspired” life, which means I pay attention to the still, small voice and take action. It has proved to make all the difference. In fact, my book “Be Social Be Rich” was given the title by the maker of the Universe. I always laugh when people say, “I love that title.” Of course you do, it’s a “God thing!” LOL

    • Now I know why I like that title so much!! LOL Yes, when we follow Him, we will come out on the other side so much better!

  15. “If you never succeed at anything, it is simply because you didn’t plan to succeed. Success doesn’t come easy, if it did, everybody on the planet would be successful.” This is what people often do… just drift through the life and then wonder… 😉 Loved it, Olga! Great points, we have a choice and our choices will determine our success. Without a purpose our life will go nowhere. Thank you!

  16. this is beautiful advice ! Know and find your purpose and get your plan! I have my plan and I am after it with all my heart !

  17. It’s really the difference in your life to know your purpose and use your talents to fulfill that. You have such a beautiful inspiring blog Olga.

  18. I am afraid that you are right…a lot of people do spend more time planning a trip than their life…and then they wonder why it doesn’t all come together. Great post!

  19. GREAT article =)

  20. Great post! A plan and positivity can get you anywhere 🙂

  21. Shola Fola-Oni says:

    Thanks Olga for your articles. It is when we discover the importance of living a meaningful life, can we start to life a life full of meaning. God created things, stopped at a point so that we can use what He has created to become co-creators with God. We shall all be remembered for one of two things in our life time the problems we created or the ones we solved. We should make the world a better place than we met it. God bless.

  22. Love this post, Olga i agree with ‘ most people do a better job at planning a trip that will only last for a week than they do planning their life which is a lifetime.” People put so much thought and detail into a vacation- imagine how that effort could change their life!

  23. I couldn’t help but think of the quote “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” While I think it’s wise to think ahead, create a vision for where you want to be in 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, the value is in the energy it creates within. By imagining and planning for what’s next, we line up with the energy that will carry us there. This relates to what you write about Positive Thought, Words and Actions. As well as perception!

    I’ve found that I can make all the plans I want, and still, God has other ones in store.

  24. Olga–This is very clear and well-presented!

  25. Great article, Olga! It is so important for us to know our true purpose. I love how you write from your heart! Thanks for sharing your Great words of wisdom 🙂

  26. Good advice, Olga. Finding our purpose is such an important part of our journey here on earth. These are definitely some key elements in finding them and you have explained them all very clearly. Thank you.

  27. I sat with a friend today as she told me about some difficult incidents that had happened to her recently. I asked if she realized the opportunity each incident offered her … to reinforce what she truly believes and where she is headed. That’s part of the perception shift you mentioned …

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