Does the idea of not fulfilling your calling keep you up at night?
Ever since I was a young boy, I felt called to do something. Now, I didn't know what that something was exactly- but I knew it was something big. I knew that I had been placed on this earth for a reason. I watched others around me go through daily life, in a rut of mundane ritual, and I knew that I never wanted to be one of those people. I knew that I had something to give to the world... something.
It's hard to make choices sometimes, always afraid I might make the wrong one and screw up my life's destiny. Over the years, I've put on many hats and played many disguises, trying to be everything to everyone. I found myself doing things that I didn't enjoy, even hanging out with people that I had absolutely nothing in common with and did nothing but add negativity to my life. I played a charade so that I could be liked. I want people to like me.
However, one thing I've learned is that everyone has an opinion. Everyone has there idea on how you're supposed to live. Unfortunately, I've listened to all of those opinions more times than I care to count. I've molded myself, often, into something that I'm not. I've tried to be something that seems foreign, I've tried to be something that is accepted. I've tried to please those near and close to me.
What I learned is this... you'll never step into your full purpose by trying to be someone else. You'll never fulfill that calling if you're constantly chasing other things, instead of the things that you know, deep inside, that empower you and excite you. You'll never see the success of your passions unfold while trying to be someone other than you.
We compare so often in life. We compare ourselves to others- physically, mentally, socially, monetarily. We see people doing great things, and we begin to mold ourselves. We begin to project their calling onto ours. BUT, I think the reason so many of us are lost and searching, and unsure of our own selves and callings, is because we are looking in all of the wrong places.
WE have to begin to look inward. We have to realize that we are unique and that we have something to give, that will look like nothing before it. We must stop playing chameleon and decide to stand out among the crowd.
We have a unique destiny. We must be true to ourselves. We must fight for what is right, even when others disagree. We must do what we are called to do, even when others don't understand.
Begin to thrive in YOUR unique identity.
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