As much as we like to say, “I don’t care what people think about me, it don’t matter to me” let’s get to the core of this. We ask for advice, we tell our friends the latest tea and gossip about others, or ourselves, we delve out our deepest fears and biggest dreams; all for validation.
Some of us seek validation. By doing this we put limits upon ourselves. We compare our journey to the next person’s for validation.
As a 25 year old female I look at people my age or older -sometimes younger- and think “damn like they got their shit together, and I’m just a complete mess” I would sit and envy folks who knew exactly what they wanted to do in life. What I didn’t realize is that I was putting limits upon myself.
Everybody has his or her own path to take in life. My belief is God gave every single person on this earth, his or her own purpose. And every body’s path to their purpose is not the same. My path was meant to be the way it is for a reason. Now we may knock ourselves off said path, BUT what God has for you will never miss you. So you may have delayed your purpose, but you will get there, he promises that.
For those that don’t know, I’m a reader. I LOVE BOOKS. I love learning. I have a very active imagination. Books can paint a picture for me, which no movie ever could. One book that really helped me to see that my journey to my purpose wasn’t supposed to be compared to another was The Alchemist by Paulo Coehol. -If you haven’t read it GREAT read!
I say this because we can get so wrapped up in how successful someone else is, that we forget that we are doing better than others too. The same way you are comparing yourself to the next person, there’s someone doing the exact same thing to you. So don’t be so wrapped up in how long the journey, there is beauty in the struggle. What your going through now is only preparing you to fulfill your purpose.
I really want to get deeper into this, so I will break this up into a couple a blogs, so hold on tight shit is definitely about to get REAL!
Until next week…