Every year we may purpose in our heart what we desire our new year to look like. I know I do this every year. I find it can be helpful, but at other times may be destructive.
We have good intentions, but some where those intentions may actually be a little too unrealistic. We want to know what is our purpose in life? How will 2018 look different than 2017 in terms of my purpose? Will I find my purpose in 2018? As if somewhere we lost it or may be we don’t value our true purpose in scale to other’s.
We may think that our last year wasn’t very purposeful, especially in comparison to others around us. I believe the problem isn’t finding our purpose as much as it wanting someone else’s purpose. Thinking our lives don’t have purpose, but those around us, in our church, in our family, on social media, have a more purposeful life. They seem to have found their purpose for their life.
In reality it may just look so from our outside perspective, but they may be struggling just as we are to find purpose. Nearly everyday as a mom who works in and outside the home, I struggle with finding purpose. “Am I doing what I am called to be doing? Does being a mom really matter? Is there purpose in my life? Why am I here? What am I even doing?”
With my word for 2018 being FOCUS, I have been FOCUSING on what truly matters in life, and drawing attention or my FOCUS away from what is draining me, taking from me in an unhealthy way. Some of this is social media and comparison. I am intentional in silencing the words of the culture, the negative belief systems I have allowed to flood into my life, and FOCUSING on the one who is mighty and powerful. The one who purposed in His heart to create me and my destiny. Who knew what He was doing when He called me into existence. Who isn’t finished with my story yet.
I am learning to stop questioning my God’s intentions and purpose to my life; instead I try to rest fully in Him. Believing in His truths and goodness. Knowing that His purpose for my life is so much greater than any that I may long for, and that each season draws me closer to my purpose, or rather is apart of my purpose.
That being a mom is a “big deal” and is my purpose in life. I need not belittle it or make it seem smaller than my friends who are doctors and lawyers. I have just as much purpose, if I am truly letting God guide and direct me. Truly giving Him the freedom to move in my life. Fully trusting in Him and having hope that His promises reign true and His word does not return void.
I don’t want to spend all of 2018 searching for purpose. Instead I am believing that what God has purposed for my life right now, in this season, is greatness and is significant.
I will have PURPOSE in my role as a mother, FOCUSING on raising my child as best as I can and as God wants me to, not society. Not FOCUSING on the bad days.
I will have PURPOSE in my role as a wife, FOCUSING on loving my husband and serving him and God, honoring and respecting him. Not FOCUSING on the imperfections.
I will have PURPOSE in my role as a nutritionist, coach and personal trainer. Letting God use me in other’s lives. I will help encourage, motivate and educate those who seek my guidance. That I FOCUS on those clients I do have now and I don’t worry about those who aren’t mine.
Life will throw curve balls and FOCUSING on the one thing, God, that is constant and never changing, allows for as many curve balls to be thrown as possible. It won’t knock me out, because His word is stronger than anything that comes my way, and it holds firm to His promises.
Perhaps my words for 2018 are PURPOSE and FOCUS. This 2018 I will fully believe my life already has PURPOSE, because God said it does!! Because there is PURPOSE to my role as a mom, wife, nutritionist, coach and personal trainer. That I need not FOCUS on what I don’t have or haven’t accomplished, but I FOCUS on what has already been given to me. I PURPOSE in my heart to know my story isn’t finish yet, and as one season ends another just begins.
Until Next Time Be Whole and Be Fit