What SHAPE are you in?

I posted this last year and decided to share again.

While we reflect on Black History Month, and give honor to those whose indelible print will forever be etched in the fabric of our being…I can’t help but wonder about the impact we are making not just in our own lives, but in the lives of others. What will be your legacy? What are your contributions to society? What is your reasonable service? And finally, if you haven’t moved towards that which you were created to do, then when?

I know it’s a challenge to just live every day. Too many of us are in survival mode. But how many of you know that we weren’t just born to survive? We were shaped by God to fulfill His purpose for our lives. Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life” speaks to our God-given assignment and our ability to accomplish it via S.H.A.P.E.:

  • Spiritual gifts – given only to Believers (an expression of God’s grace)
  • Heart – the source of all your motivations (affections, hopes, dreams)
  • Abilities  natural talents you were born with (some misuse or abuse)
  • Personality – there never has, nor ever will be anyone exactly like you
  • Experience – family, educational, vocational, spiritual, ministry, painful

Our spiritual gifts are not given for just our benefit, but for the benefit of others. Just as others gifts are given to benefit you and I. We are all a part of God’s body. Figure out what you love to dowhat God gave you a heart to do, and Do It! Rememberwhat you are is God’s gift to you, but what you do with it is your Gift to God!

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Living on purpose,

Kimberly Richardson

About krich

Kimberly is a retired City of Detroit Real Property Appraiser who raised two successful young men with her husband of 26 years. After caring for her ailing mother who lost her battle to Alzheimer's Disease, Kimberly embarked on a journey of discovery of all the things she enjoyed; from traveling to enrolling in a hospitality course and exploring her love for culinary, catering/event hosting. and her passion for learning about people and their life's journey. She has a special affinity to her 50 and older generation, particularly as it relates to their spiritual & physical well-being, and overall quality of life. After having endured the harsh reality of ageism that is widely practiced, Kimberly hopes to inspire others to keep pushing, keep learning, keep growing and not let age keep you from living your Best Life! Through her blog and website, she invites you to share your season of promise, praise, and perseverance!


  1. Say it! Say it! Sister! Very powerful message! Reminds me of the Parable of the Talents! We were not meant to horde our God given gifts, we are to multiple them by using them to demonstrate Gods love and creativity!


    1. Amen! Wanda…yes we are!❤

    2. Beautiful piece! Reflection with a soirit of excellence! Kimberly you are truly 1st class! God bless!

      1. Thanks for the encouraging feedback Mr. Terry!

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