We are raised to know that if we do x, then y and z will occur. If we study hard, we will get good grades. If we work diligently, we will improve our skills. And if we do our chores, we will receive a reward. But when we transition into adulthood, it’s not so simple anymore. If we go on a dates, we may not find our true love. If we work our butts off, we may not get the promotion we want. And if we take a leap of faith, we may not know what will happen.
It can be exhilarating and daunting all at the same time. The future is so ambiguous. Most of us aren’t equipped to respond to that uncertainty and will instead spend it in anxiety and stress. So we don’t have peace. And what happens when we live in the stress and anxiety? We are more likely to move away from our goals and perhaps, choose the worst-case scenario — quit building towards our dreams altogether.
I’m here to tell you that if you feel anxiety, stress, discouragement and frustration or have abandoned your dreams, you don’t have to feel that way and you can hold those dreams close to you and create peace in your journey. You can take power over your path once again and live peacefully as you travel towards the light at the end of the tunnel. You can do this by understanding one simple truth:
If it’s in your heart, it is meant for you. It will ultimately happen.
God places our purposes in our hearts; sometimes, he gives us one grand view and at other times, he dangles the carrot so we move an inch closer to the dream he has given to us. It’s our compass and it’s how we know where to go. The result? Feeling total meaning and joy. Not a bad deal, right? God gives us a purpose. We know that the contents of our heart is our beacon. And if we can stay the course, we will be so fulfilled (Pretty rad stuff if you ask me).
What’s in your heart? What is it that you want for your life? What is it that you want for today? That is your path. Inch by inch, mile by mile. Follow it. Live it. And create peace in your path.
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