Do you ever feel like you are wandering aimlessly in life, without purpose, without direction, without goals and ambition?
This week I came across an email in my inbox from Hey, Sweet Pea (a great encouraging resource for entrepreneurs!) that basically described in two sentences what my whole world has centered around so far in 2015:
You are where you’re supposed to be. You can get where you want to go.”
The last two months I have felt this uneasiness, this urge to just do something completely different than the regular, every-day routine. I have fought the intense desire to take Travelzoo up on one of its latest Top 20 deals and just go. GOOOO. Go far away and never return. Unfortunately, those feelings are a part of human nature, and at some point everyone will experience them. I am not immune to them; you are not exempt from them.
However, there comes a point in life when we must realize that life isn’t about us — or those bothersome emotions — at all.
It isn’t about the monotonous days, the sleepless nights, the questions of “is this where I’m supposed to be right now” and the desire to get to wherever it is you want to go. In fact, everything we do and work for has a purpose greater than ourselves. As Christian women, we have a responsibility to have common goals, to go forward with similar purpose, and to work together.
There are so many diversities within communities of people that it is often so easy to become distracted from our purpose. Believe me: I know. I have lost sight of what my calling is. I know what it is to feel singled out, to feel completely abandoned and alone on the island of life. There are challenges that call to each of us. Human nature dictates that we have multiple areas of interest, therefore leaving us breathless with exhaustion by the time we crash into bed at night. Add that to our ever-changing world of technology, social media, and entertainment, and all you have is a life that leaves your brain swirling around in Pantone colors of confusion.
But Darling, oh Darling. It’s not all about you. It’s not all about me.
We are here for a greater purpose than the greatest Instagram giveaway, the newest iPhone, the latest gossip.
Your goals and the ambitions that you have deep within your heart are not random. Your passion is your calling, your dreams are meant to be a part of fulfilling part of the greater good of a collective group of people: the Church, the Bride of Christ, being your generation’s Queen Esther.
You are here on this earth for a specific reason. I know I say that a lot, but it is so true. More true than you can ever imagine, in fact. You have no idea how everything you do on a daily basis is affecting someone else’s existence. How you are being watched, and not just by the gossipers and haters, but by people who look up to you. By a younger generation who admires you. By a previous generation who has faith in you.
You see? It’s not about you.
It’s about living a life that others may see Christ in you, but it’s not about you. It’s about Him. It’s about living so that others can see Him through you, in you, at the center of your life and very being. So you must be strong. You must fight on, you must believe that what you are called to do is for a specific purpose.
The life you’re living? It’s not about you. It’s about something bigger, greater, more amazing, more exhilarating than you could presuppose. If you can grasp that to be a part of something greater than your human flesh is an integral part of your purpose, then will you realize the potential that you have to fulfill your calling more efficiently, more effectively, more completely than ever before.
Your purpose is greater than yourself. Believe that. Have faith in it. Trust that it is true.
And now GO: live purposefully. Live intentionally.