In Pursuit of Purpose

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Jeremiah 29:11
I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. (MSG)

Although God knows all things from the beginning, we don’t always understand what the future holds or how God is going to work things out for our good. Yet, the bible teaches us that He has it all in control and He knows what He is doing. I have no doubt of this fact. However, sometimes I wish I had a clue of how He’s going to do it or when He’s going to do it. He works in His own timing and sometimes it seems to take an extremely long time. Lord, teach us how to wait on You!

I recognize that each day is a blessing. I personally don’t want to waste one second of my 24 hour day procrastinating, or being afraid to step out of my comfort zone, or regretting my past. These are traps that paralyze us from moving forward and I refuse to get caught up in that. It is counter productive and will stifle you, if you let it. So, from this day forward, with God’s help and direction, I will make the rest of my life, the best of my life.

I refuse to allow the fear of failure, or the fear of success to hinder me. I will see every stumbling block that is placed before me, as a stepping stone, and use it to keep moving forward. It is my desire to fulfill God’s divine purpose for my life. What that actually entails, I am still discovering. I am in pursuit of purpose and walking by faith and not by sight. I will keep my eyes on the prize. I will remain focused, as I work to fulfill the dreams that God has placed in my heart. My steps are ordered by The Lord. I will make it all the way to my destiny. I will not faint or fall short. I’m all in and I’m going all the way, on this Christian journey. I will remain faithful to my calling, no matter what. – jacquelineswow

Kicking “But” Along Your Journey

The difference between a dreamer and a doer isn’t luck, talent, skill or money. Unlike some dreamers who never get around to putting their dreams into action, doers make a promise to themselves to reach a goal and honor that commitment by taking determined action. So what keeps doers moving toward their dreams? Doers don’t allow “buts” to hold them back and control their lives – Thoughts such as, “But I don’t have enough time…” “But there’s not enough money…”, “But I’m not smart enough….” are not part of the doer’s dialog. People who make and keep promises to themselves believe that following through to completion is more important than any adversity that could potentially impede their success.

So what do you want to accomplish? Do you want to look for a better job? Quit smoking? Learn to skydive? Build a house? Your “buts” will hold you back if you let them. Instead, kick them out of the way by taking small steps toward your goal. Small successes will help you to gain courage, momentum and confidence. And soon you’ll notice that your “buts” will fade away.

~ jwow