PASSION, PURPOSE & PERSEVERANCE is my all time favorite topic to speak about because it’s my heart’s desire to see everyone dream big and pursue their passions and purpose with hardcore perseverance.
But you can’t just DREAM BIG…you have to DO BIG! A dream is no good without ACTION! The 1st step will lead to the 2nd and the momentum will continue. Know your “WHY” first! WHY do you want to achieve this dream? If you’re WHY is big enough…you’ll step out of your comfort zone constantly, you’ll push yourself, you’ll persevere through all the challenges, the push backs, perhaps the lack of support from loved ones and friends…perhaps the negative talk to yourself. KNOW YOUR “WHY”!
WHEN PASSION & PURPOSE ALIGN…you’ll HARNESS the POWER OF PERSEVERANCE!
God gives us all GREATNESS…with GIFTS & TALENTS that develop along our journey to reach it! He gives you – your WHY! PRAY FOR GOD’S WILL TO BE DONE IN YOUR LIFE! Don’t ask for what YOU want…ask God to develop in you what HE wants…because God’s plan for your life will ALWAYS be better than anything you could dream or desire. Be OPEN…Be AVAILABLE for God to work IN you and THROUGH you…and HE WILL give you the true desires of your heart.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”~ Jeremiah 29:11
When I felt the desire to pursue my dreams of competing, I thought it was nearly impossible. I was going through a divorce, I was working full time, single mother of a 1 year old, had over 40 lbs to lose, an eating disorder and had failed at this pursuit many many times before! But God said it was MY TIME and my “WHY” was too big. It was my dream and had been for about 10 years. I needed to regain my health and be a good role model for my daughter. I prayed and prayed all along for guidance and for strength. Looking back, I can’t even understand how I accomplished what I did in a matter of 5 months. 44 lbs lost, 2 competitions under my belt and an eating disorder controlled. I had gained control and it was all for God’s glory. HE DID IT. Sharing my story and being able to reach people from all over the world was a dream far beyond what I ever allowed myself to dream.
When I felt the calling to start my charity, I thought…but what could I do? But my “WHY” was too big…I had an immense desire to touch the lives of young children. Again…still going through a divorce, single mom, financially challenged myself, working full time. But the calling was too strong. God doesn’t call the qualified…He qualifies the called. God equipped me to help provide donated non-perishables goods to families in my community. Reaching almost 200 children! Looking back…again…i’m in awe of God’s provisions and sustainment. All for HIS glory!
When He called me to be a speaker…I was floored. I already fight anxiety attacks and public speaking causes me to hyperventilate! I’ve even almost blacked out once teaching at church!! I kid you not! But WHO AM I TO QUESTION GOD? I said YES and pursued it whole heartedly. My “WHY” was too big. I wanted to touch the lives of individuals experiencing pain and affliction and give them hope! Again…Single mom… UNEMPLOYED, living off of savings and unemployment checks and struggling financially. But GOD SAID GO! Not only was the thousands I invested into the certification RECOVERED in a matter of months…but I have experienced multiple speaking engagements including speaking to 700 at the John Maxwell Team conference, to traveling to Guatemala with Dr. John C. Maxwell and a team of coaches at the request of the Guatemalan president to bring transformational leadership to this third world country. Not only did I get to go because God called me to go…but a practical stranger donated 75% of the fee to go!!! I continue to see my dream come alive, my business growing more and more, reaching farther than I could have dreamed. I sit in awe of his continued grace and mercy on my life!!
Think about this…WHAT IF I HAD SAID NO???!!!! Is there something God is calling you to today that you’ve said no or wait? SAY YES!
As a child of God, He equips each of us with unique spiritual gifts to help us in our calling.
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. ~ Romans 12:6-8
“It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.”~ Ephesians 1:11-12
You have to CLAIM THE VICTORY OF YOUR LIFE…because if you don’t believe GOD CAN accomplish great works through you…you’ll never experience it!
Do you need someone to help you FOCUS on the VISION? Let’s talk! I promise you coaching sessions with me will leave you motivated, focused, faith inspired and TAKING ACTION!
Contact me today @ firstname.lastname@example.org.