Updated: Feb 19
Sadly, it is all too common these days for people to think that what we should be doing in life should always be enjoyable.
But what happens when it is not?
When the stark reality of life kicks in, people let you down or turn on you, forsake you, when you make mistakes, fall short of your intended goal and fail, when the demands seem overwhelming?
Do we just jack it all in?
What keeps us pushing through?
Having a clear sense that there is a much higher reason other than just our personal happiness, safety or comfort. That we are giving of ourselves to and for something greater than us.
To be able to do this, you must first find your purpose, something that your heart feels is very important and meaningful. Something that is going to help make the world a better place.
I did just that! The very thing I have been doing pretty much most of my adult life was empowering and uplifting others. It always feels as if I am adding immense value and possibility of hope into their lives. It matters to me that people are living fully as God intended for them to be.
If you have found your purpose then you are an extremely blessed person. If not, then I really urge you to make that your immediate goal. To find something to do that helps to make the world a better place. Let’s face it, you are not here just to find peace within yourself; you are here to be all that you can be and give the world the gift of your unique presence!
The challenges that are right on your doorstep, right now are calling you out. Calling you to step up and glow and grow. Think about it, Who would Nelson Mandela have been without apartheid or Martin Luther King be without discrimination? Please don’t choose to resent the people or situations that are challenging you. They are your main teachers, they are serving you, enticing you to grow. Embrace all the birthing pains that may be stripping you of any of the attachments that could potentially be a major part of the process of you finding a deeper you.
I decided to turn things around. I chose to take control of my life and began partaking in various ways to alter my then unhappy reality, such as daily meditation to reframe my mindset, journaling to express my thoughts, along with taking the necessary action to remove the self-induced image of perfection I had placed upon myself just to please others. I then began to feel more confident about sharing snippets of my story. Not only did this highlight that I am an inspiration to so many others but that this was indeed my purpose. To inspire and bring light to others by simply sharing and being me.
Finding my purpose has given me the drive to achieve something extraordinary something I never ever thought would have been possible but discovering this new passion has given me the push I required in order to achieve my dreams.
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