Do you remember your childhood dreams?
Do you know your purpose? When you wake up in the morning, do you feel a deep joy bursting forth, as you dive into your day and walk in your calling?
Or do you struggle to answer the question, "Why am I here? What in the world am I supposed to be doing in my life? What is my purpose?"
If that's you, you're not alone!
Stepping into the fullness of your purpose, discovering what it is that God has called you to do, is a lifelong journey!
As we continue to seek the Lord, trust in Him, and ask for guidance and revelation, He is faithful to open our eyes, open new doors, and even connect us with those who carry answers that we're looking for!
Meet Rebekah. She's the author of Dreaming Backwards. Rebekah works as a purpose coach, running her very own online business, helping women of all ages discover and step into the fullness of their God-given purpose!
Today, we have the honor of featuring Rebekah here on Crown of Beauty, asking her a few Q's, and picking her brain about what she does!
CBM: Hello, Rebekah! Thank you so much for chatting with us today. We've been wanting to feature a "Purpose Coach" here for awhile now, so we're super blessed to have you with us today! Finding and unlocking our purpose can seem like such a daunting thing. Before you stepped into your calling of helping others, I'm sure your story first started within! How did the Lord first revealing to you what your purpose is in life? Was it a challenge to step into it, or did you know right away what He had for you?
Rebekah: Finding my purpose was a journey - and I think it's that way for everyone. Once I discovered it though, I realized that I could trace it the whole way back to age three. It had been there all along and I simply hadn't been aware of it. God used an assignment in an online course to help reveal my purpose. In the assignment, we had to map out all the highs and lows in our lives and then choose the top 3 highs and the lowest 3 lows. Through that, I started to see a pattern of my gifts and purpose. But discovery is just the first part - Walking it out was a process. I started to simply say YES to opportunities that aligned with my purpose and as I did that, I received more clarity and more opportunities.
CBM: I know it's your heart so sow into other women, to help them discover and unlock the potential inside, because of Christ living in them! What first lit that fire in you to start helping others in this way?
Rebekah: My passion for helping others started at a very young age. I was 3 years old when I gave my heart to the Lord and what drew me to Him was a desire to help others. But my passion for helping women discover their purpose and walk in their gifts really came from feeling lost myself and watching others feel the same. Once I knew what was possible, it was like I had broken through my glass ceiling and I wanted to help others do the same! I truly believe that our lives are not our own and filling our potential is all about blessing others and bringing the most glory to our Father!
CBM: Tell us a little bit about your coaching, and how it works! I love that you offer something called "The Growth Course", really calling people up and out into everything God has for them! Do you have any testimonies or real life stories you can share with us about people who have benefited from that course?
Rebekah: So coaching is something that I offer on several platforms - but the Growth Course is a foundational part of it. We meet in a small group setting via zoom each week for 8 weeks while we dig deep and learn together. I have a bunch of testimonies on my website (too many to share here!) that I'd love you to read. www.RebekahNolt.com
CBM: What's one piece of advice you would give to someone who is struggling to "break through" to the next level in their purpose and potential?
Rebekah: Just begin and don't stress about the next step. People can feel a lot of shame around finding their purpose - but it's kind of like walking through a garden. If you sit on the park bench wondering what's around the next bend, you'll never find it. But if you just start walking and enjoying the journey - the discoveries are endless!
CBM: Having cheerleaders and connecting with Godly community calling us higher is SO important! Who are some people that have sown into your life as leaders and mentors, and how has that affected you?
Rebekah: Oh my, I've had so many! My father definitely left me an amazing legacy and I've had multiple mentors through books that I've read as well. I believe in being intentional with this so I make sure to have mentors and accountability partners that I know and then also a handful of online people that I read and follow. Any of us can grow way faster with coaching and mentorship - I'm so grateful for those who have helped and inspired me through the years!
CBM: There's SO much we could dive into concerning your story, but I'd love to hear about your time in Africa! What did you do to serve there, and how did that impact you and your walk with the Lord?
Rebekah: Yes, my story would fill a book (I do plan to write it one day!) and God's faithfulness runs the whole way through it! My husband and I moved to Ghana, W. Africa 6 weeks after we got married and we lived there for 6 years. We lived in a remote, Muslim village among a people group that was unreached with the gospel. Those were some of the hardest and most rewarding years of our lives but God carried us through and gave us multiple village churches before we left. Facing hardship, loss, loneliness and spiritual warfare far from home forces one to depend on God in deeper ways and makes your roots grow deep. My physical health will never be the same, but I have no regrets and I'm still in touch with several of our spiritual children there.
CBM: Lastly, I'd love to hear something unique and fun about you! What's something about you perhaps very many people don't know? :)
Rebekah: Unique and fun? ;-) Well, I'm the oldest of 8 children and when my mother remarried after my dad died, I gained 7 step-siblings as well! People know that I love to travel but not everyone knows that I've actually been to Timbuktu and slept on the roof of a house overlooking the Sahara Desert! That was an amazing experience! I also love to connect with new friends on social media - so look me up on FB and send me a friend request.
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