Letter to a Person of Purpose
Today's post is dedicated to you--a person of purpose. Right now, you are pursuing your life's work, and the obstacles seem endless. You are frustrated by the pace of your journey and the apparent lack of resources. Sometimes, you let negativity consume you. Furthermore, you question your choices. You resent your choices due to the fear of failure. You are working hard and pressing forward, yet the finish line seems like a mirage. You miss the ease and comfort of your former routine. Your discomfort is leading you to act from a place of anxiety. Instead of acknowledging the minor successes that come with each forward movement, you are cursing your purpose before its time of harvest. You are glorying in the past. You are celebrating the memories of past years. For you, I have a simple reminder:
Do not allow the challenges of today to distort your perspective on the reality of yesterday.
You know the past was filled with challenging times, moments of turmoil. It was those very moments of agony and grief that drove you away from complacency and into your life's mission. While you are comforting yourself in yesterday's triumphs, remember yesterday's tears. Remember that the past was not filled with fragrant rose petals. The past contained its share of thorny pathways. By the grace of God, you were able to navigate through those hard places. So it is no time to curse your present.
Make the decision to celebrate where you are today. Thank God for every new day along the journey. When things are not moving at your pace, say to the Lord, "Your will be done". Instead of complaining that you cannot purchase those new pair of shoes, rejoice that you are living in your purpose. You can afford to give up temporary luxuries for eternal blessings. You are making progress in the work that fulfills you and nourishes other people. Therefore, your present is far greater than your past.