It wasn’t until I received a message from another mom that took the time to ask how I was doing. Took the time to get to know me.
Our conversation flowed as if we had known each other since high school. We connected on so many experiences that it helped me open up my eyes alittle.
She showed me what a caring person she is and talked to me every day.
Little did she know she was the person who lifted me out of my “funk”.
She showed me the path to my purpose I have long been praying for.
It’s funny how God works in our lives. How amazing is it that He can work through others to help us see what He wants us to see!
Finding Your Purpose
Purpose is one of those words that we often can misuse. We often “think” we know what ours is but often mistaken.
A word we often take so much time searching for in our lives when usually it is right in front of us.
I have recently discovered what mine is that I have searched years for. I understand that I wasn’t mentally ready to know before now.
But I needed my trials and obstacles to help me get there and know what I know now because of it.
It isn’t just going to come to you and slap you in the face. You have to mentally ready to see it; ready to handle it.
That’s the hardest part is that we are often taught that we NEED to know right out of high school. That we NEED to pick our path entering college. And that is what you do with the rest of your life.
But why? How are we supposed to know?
I thought I knew but after changing my major two times and leaving then going back with a different major, I realized I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to be doing yet.
My purpose wasn’t clear to me when I was searching for it in college.
So how do we find it?
Never stop searching. If you’re unhappy or have any unsettling feelings about what you’re doing with your life, then it isn’t the right way. Always keep your eyes open. Never settle.
Look to loved ones for support and guidance. They may be able to see more than you can about yourself and who you are.
Dig deeper into your passions. What brings you pure joy? What is something you are so passionate about that your heart explodes with how much you love it?
Prayer is a powerful tool. Without it, I wouldn’t be where I am and how much I have grown. He has a plan for all whether you are able to see it or not.
Step outside of your comfort zone. If we stay within the boundaries of what we are comfortable with, we can never see beyond our ownselves. Taking a leap of faith and trying new things are what opens our eyes to the world around us.
Believe failure only pushes you forward. We are often told failure steps us back, but why not think of it as a moment to grow. We learn from our mistakes and can build off of previous actions to make them work. It’s all a positive thing.
Believe you are worthy of this life and so is the person next to you. This is an ideal that I think we lose as we grow to be adults. We see the world full of negative ideas and divided groups of people. We have a hard time seeing that we are all here for a reason and should support one another in that. Not bring each other down because we have different views on the world. Once you open your eyes to the people next to you, your whole mindset changes for the better.
Finding one’s purpose is not an easy task nor will it be handed to you. By opening your eyes to the world around may surprise you and help you on your journey to find it.