“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman
I use to think that my life’s purpose was out there somewhere and that I just needed to find it under a rock. What I have come to learn is that life itself is our purpose. Being here and embracing wherever you are in this moment, coming alive in where you have chosen to be. It doesn’t mean you will be here forever. Maybe you feel like you haven’t chosen where you want to be right now in your life, but the millions of thoughts in your head have led you to your current results. Your thoughts create how you feel, how you feel drives your actions or inaction, which then leads to your results.
When I had young children that were home with me all day, it was hard to think that this was my only purpose. However, I had a thought that I wanted to be the one to raise my children. If that is what I truly wanted over daycare or a nanny, then I better come alive and embrace my situation. It doesn’t mean I fell in love with diapers, dishes, and doing the same things over and over again each day, but I did start to love that I could plan my own days. I loved the few times where I got to witness a beautiful moment to watch my child and thank Heavenly Father that I didn’t miss it. Those few moments compared to the thousand of moments of doing things that I would prefer not to do. It was my purpose for that time in my life.
As my children got older, I used my teaching degree skills to help them with school. Even though I got my degree in Elementary Education and got to teach in a classroom for several years, it was okay that wasn’t my purpose anymore. Now it was to help volunteer in my kids classrooms and use those skills to teach them. At the same time fulfilling my purpose in my callings and learning to be a better wife (still working on this one).
Now almost all my children are in school and doing great. I have laid a good foundation for the new purpose I have discovered, Life Coaching. All the lessons I have learned, experiences I have had, different purposes in my life have all led to this now. This is what I have chosen to come alive in right now. I don’t know what else the Lord has in store for me, but I trust Him. I wouldn’t be doing my purpose right now if I hadn’t taken the time to clean up my thoughts so I can have the results I have now. Being aware of what you are thinking and why you are doing things is the difference between trying to survive in life and coming alive in your life. This is it. Don’t wait to be happy or fulfill your purpose, your life right now is your purpose, so come alive!
I am here to help you clean up your thoughts so that you can stop surviving in your life and actually come alive. Email me at: Kendra@bravestlove.com. I think you should follow the thought to contact me already, what do you have to lose? It’s free.