Maximizing Your Season of Living
"This is my year!" "This is your year!" <<<<< That is a common phrase we always hear when the new year comes in. I've always said this or used it as a motivation to keep me positive about a new year. To be honest, I have always thought in the back of my mind about how unpredictable a year can be and declaring that "This is my year!" was a way for me to remain positive. In my time of waiting for something great to happen, I would declare that this is my year. It was uncomfortable for me, when I had to face the truth, but also liberating at the same time.
The truth: I had realized that speaking highly about the actions/moves I'm going to making or declaring that this is my year were all a pillow I had made to lay my head on as comfort. It was easier to go to sleep and wake up, but that was all I was doing. That was all that it was. A cycle of sleeping and waking up. I had no idea where to start, the value of my purpose and most of all where I was going.
Last week I spoke about the waiting place. The place where it seems dry and stagnant like nothing is moving or happening and since the beginning of the year I have been blogging about the power you hold, the mentality to keep, and how we view things in our life.
However, there are steps that you have to take in order to live out a year and most importantly a life of purpose. It's not just about listening, reading, or watching motivational and inspirational quotes/videos declaring or remaining positive, but it is also about the actions you take even in your season of waiting. Today and for the next couple of weeks I will be unfolding the actions needed to maximize your season of living. Before I go any further, this is definition that may mean something else to you over the next few weeks.
Here are 5 questions you must ask yourself and 5 questions we will study:
1.) Who am I?
2.) Where am I from?
3.) Why am I here?
4.) What can I do?
5.) Where am I going?
These questions I have asked myself and I have shaped my character and everything else in my life around it because it revealed to me my purpose. They are also questions I took awhile to answer and answered more than once because I answered them based off of how others viewed me except, God. When you go through life not having an answer to these questions, you take on an identity that isn't yours, a purpose that won't ever be fulfilling to others nor yourself, and a journey that may lead you day after day nowhere, but the end.
Meditate on these questions. Next week we will unfold the first question, Who am I?
Sarah Anne | February 27, 2017