This week drawing closer to God led to self reflection.
The WHAT and WHY in my life!
When looking back upon my life, I realised, I have accomplished many things I would never have imagined for my life, and is quite astonished. I look around me and see what I have and where I am from where I have been and is amazed. This fills my heart with gratitude and thankfulness towards the one that made it all happen - my Creator and Father in heaven. Don't get me wrong it was not always easy, went through a few trials and tribulations to get here but I would not change anything that got me to where I am today and contributed to the person I have become. I can't wait to see what comes next.
For me being a entrepreneur I am always looking ahead trying to figure out what to do next. I tend to always want something more, new or different - have a new goal to get to my Vision. If you are like me it is important to remember that what you are busy with now is your purpose, what you see in the future is your hope and what was is to remind you how you have grown.
We are all at different seasons in our lives. You might wake up one morning and find yourself in a job you hate, a relationship you don’t want to be in, or a life that has little resemblance to the one you had imagined. You might be feeling low, filled with frustration, shame, or regret. This is not where you wanted to be at this time in your life…it’s not the life you wanted to live.
The good news is, this is just a season, part of God's plan or maybe by your own doing but it is always a teachable moment, God uses everything for the good. To help you grow for what is to come. It is one step at a time, live in the now and make the most of it or maybe it is time for you to move on - take the first step towards the new season.
More good news is, you don’t have to work out what you want to be when you “grow up” or discover your entire life’s purpose. You don’t have to commit to a career for the next 20 years. I hear of so many people paralyzed by thinking they must work everything out for the entire rest of their lives. Of course, they feel stressed and overwhelmed! Instead, focus on identifying what's the lesson now, what is the why and what’s next.
To help you get to the what, why and the what's next ask yourself:
Grab a journal. Ask yourself these questions and allow the time and space to discover the answers.Write everything down. Then, review what you wrote and highlight or circle what stands out or resonates the most. These are what you want to pay attention to as you move forward and think about what you’re doing next with your life. Then, with a little soul-searching under your belt, it’s time to move on to the next step.
Brainstorm ALL your options without worrying about whether they are possible or not (just yet). Make a list and keep asking yourself….what else? This allows you to dig deeper and see opportunities you might have otherwise not explored.
Perhaps you have fears or limiting beliefs of what you can or can’t do or what someone said you were capable of. Maybe it’s lack of self-esteem or confidence. When these come up, it doesn’t mean the option is wrong; it just means you need to dig a bit further to find out what’s going on. It’s important to explore what’s getting in your way.
Just remember enjoy the moment aswell as the journey to self discovery and personal growth.
Jeremiah 29:11 : “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.”