Coming up on 20 years in business has rustled up some emotions I’m not so sure I was ready to deal with.
Over the last month or so I have done a lot of self reflection and prayer because it is so easy to get discouraged as we travel down the road to finding our purpose.
I’m not going to pretend like I have not been jaded by my struggles or my heart has not been hardened by hurtful situations over my lifetime. In fact, sometimes I feel like having a purpose, a destiny, or goals is just something we told ourselves as children as we dreamed of prince charming and happily ever afters.
There are so many talented, knowledgeable, amazing people in this world, how can I be destined for greatness? It seems foolish, naive, and down right childish to allow myself to think this ridiculous fairytale of greatness exists for me.
Searching, Planning, Systemizing, Calculating, Researching… I’m tired.
When will the day come for me? When will my greatness`be revealed? When do I get to turn to others and say, “ and that’s when I realized I was finally on God’s path for my life ”
I have done all the right things. I have studied all the right material. I have met all the right people. So what am I missing?
The right focus.
I have been so laser focused on the direction I want to go to reach where I want to be that I have missed God’s very specific purpose for me.
The reality is that HE wants what is best for us. HE has a plan for our lives.
If I want to consistently work toward my purpose, my vision has to change. My goal needs to be to fix my eyes on Jesus, and let him guide the way.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
I have to become a willing and able vessel for Him to work through right now, today, this moment – right where I am at.
My heart must be open and I must allow God to guide my steps. I must trust that He will send me to the people that need me. God knows! He sees the big picture.
If our life was like a parade we would be spectators watching, wondering what float was coming next and what would be at the very end for the grand finale, but God sits above with an aerial view – he sees the beginning, the middle and the end all at the same time.
He already knows what our grand finale is, we just need to stay obedient to His course.