Throughout this journey of discovery and following my life's purpose, God has revealed to me some valuable lessons. One of the most important lessons that He has taught me is that I should not work harder at accomplishing the dreams of others. This was a hard one for me because of the uncertainly that I felt about my own gifts and talents. We often don't see in ourselves the gifts that God has blessed us with and so we allow this uncertainty to distract us from following the dreams and plans that God has purposed for our lives out of fear. I will admit thatI was afraid, but of what? Author Steven Pressfield described it best when he said, "We fear that we will succeed. We fear discovering that we are more than we think we are. More than our parents/children/teachers think we are. We fear that we actually possess the talent that our still, small voice tells us." Because of this fear, I allowed myself to start following and working harder at fulfilling the dreams of others. So how do you break free from this self-defeating mindset? Simply put, start following your heart because the heart is where the Holy Spirit lives.
As we enter into another new year, let God lead you into fulfilling the purpose that He has detined for your life. Know that He has put you on this earth for a specific reason and purpose. Don't allow others to distract you from using your gifts in the way that God has ordained for you to use them. In doing so, this might mean that you may have to set some boundaries and close the doors on some opportunities that have run their course. Don't be afraid to step out on faith. If God led you to it He will see you through it! Let go and let God lead you into your season of prosperity! In other wordsd don't fall for the "okey-doke!"
Happy New Year!
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