The Journey..


Last week I left off by saying that if you don't take the first step then you won't know what lies ahead of you. As with every journey, there is a feeling of excitement at the wonder of the destination, a little bit of fear because we aren't sure what lies ahead, the what if's, you know those, right? 'What if I fail, what if they don't like me, what if I made the wrong decision?' These are all valid questions, how we answer them will determine whether or not we start.


If you decide to walk out in faith, know that the journey has peaks and valleys, small wins and big wins, days of fear and days of faith. Each tract teaches us a lesson; fear cripples and keeps us stuck so we can't move and faith propels us to climb the mountain to get out of the valley. We get the choice of choosing how we will make the walk to our destination.


As I reflect on my journey (P.S I am still on it), I am reminded of what the Lord said to me, "it's time to get out of the boat, ankle deep, knee deep". This took me all the way out of my comfort zone. Sometimes, that's where we get lost, losing the familiar to the unfamiliar, may I encourage you to not to give in to fear and doubt, trust God! I remember how afraid I was to start, but I had this overwhelming feeling that I need to get this done, and that urgency wouldn't let up until I decided to take that first step to just move.


You may know the destination but knowing the journey is a different thing, don't get stuck there, and don't look back years from now in regret because you didn't take that step. Your purpose may be right there on your job, that organization is your mission field and your purpose destination, make it count!


For over 20 years I worked in the field of administration, that's really all I have ever known. I knew how much I love speaking and sharing my story with others, and they seem to find pleasure in listening and also sharing with me. Little did I know that this was the path that I was now called to take, the thought of speaking and making an impact energizes me. 'Use my voice', is an echo in my head daily, whether it's through speaking or training I love to see people, especially women being empowered and fulfilling their purpose.


Gary Keller in his book The One Thing states," Purpose provides the ultimate glue that can help you stick to the path you've set. When what you do matches your purpose, your life falls in rhythm, and the path you beat with your feet seems to match the sound in your head and heart...."