An Unknown author put it like this, “Do not judge my story, based on the chapter you walked in.”
We all put enough pressure on ourselves to live out this idea of who/what we are supposed to be. I would even venture to say we at times unfairly adopt the parameters set by people who have come and gone. This type of self-sabotage is way too tiring. Which leads to us asking questions like:
“Why” has my life gone this way?
Or better yet
“Why” do I have to endure such hardship and trying times?
That opening quote can be applied to ourselves as well. When we do ourselves the disservice of living another’s distorted reality we invariably internalize this madness, we create paradigms that were not meant for us to live out. You see, with each new day we get to write a totally different outcome based on a decision to live L.I.F.E. versus letting it merely happen. Choosing to Live In Faith Everyday is a choice that must be made by each of us.
We hear it all the time change your mindset change your life. This would insinuate that we should not be caught by surprise when things do not happen as we envisioned. Disappointment only stings when not properly put into perspective.
A little over a year ago the man that I knew as Superman had a massive heart attack and stroke. This man, my father who now is fighting his way back to reclaim his own voice had up to this point lived a very vocal life through service. This service speaks and fuels me with intentionality on moving forward to constantly find my voice with every waken moment. Without witnessing the lived lessons I would probably not be able to see the footsteps in the sand towards purpose.
To put this thing called L.I.F.E into perspective for you. A little over a year ago I was not in my career field of choice, but I did have a paying job that more than took care of me and my family. A little over nine months ago I was laid off, but I was interviewing with three different companies simultaneously with 2/3 giving me job offers for positions in a purpose-filled career field.
These lessons in the very near future make me smile with an expectation of what’s next. I want you after reading this to go look at your resume. I want you to reflect on what it took to be where you are today. You will be amazed by your own resilience, grit, and determination. We are uniquely and wonderfully made. I want to leave you with some tips to own your strength and build an even brighter tomorrow.
Four fundamental things you must do to live well:
- Live with the intentions to leave a legacy that leaves the world a better place than you found it.
- In everything find the positive that positions you to be purposeful.
- Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God…Enough said!
- Everyday give thanks for the opportunity to be at peace with the fact that you did your best.
“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, it is to create something that will.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk ~
What will you do with the time you have?
Who will know you were here?
Will you make a decision to make today matter? What about Tomorrow?
Let’s partner for success.
Let’s live a L.I.F.E of intentionality!
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