For the longest time, I always felt like I didn’t have a gift or something to share and offer to others. (And honestly, sometimes I still feel that way…)

I’ve always been passionate about so many things but never looked at those things as being “gifts” or something “worth pursuing”. I always doubted my talents and kept the toxic mindset that although I may be good at something, there’s always someone out there who is better, so why bother? 

I never had full confidence in my capabilities and I’m not sure why. I think I just have always lived a life that was controlled too much by self doubt. 

I realized how detrimental these ways of thinking and living were, and how much it held me back… My potential could never be used or reached if I kept allowing doubt and discouragement to take the lead. 
So I’m slowly but surely working on seeing the good and positives in myself and my talents. 

I’m learning to focus on things that are truly important and matter most to me. I’m learning to not let the little things get to me. 

I’m learning that I need to step out of my comfort zone and DO SOMETHING about the things I want. (Ahem, like starting a blog) 

I’m learning to pursue my passions and my purpose daily, and to work for it… not just expect it to happen. 

I have many days of discouragement and laziness. I have plenty of days where I don’t want to write, I don’t want to feel inspired, and I don’t want to put in all the work that comes with blogging. (especially all the techy/computer side to it all) 

I have many moments of doubt and confusion when I see that many of my “friends” don’t care to read or support my journey through this blogging life. 

My life feels like a crazy and nonstop roller coaster with all the emotions I allow myself to feel. My fun hobbies sometimes turn into a task that becomes a drag to do. And I don’t want that to be my everyday life.. would you want that? I sure hope not! That’s no way to live. 

So I’m here today to just remind you to remember your purpose and why you started in the first place!

Whether you are a blogger, a stay at home mom, a nurse, a college student, in the military, starting out in ministry… whatever it is, remember that you are right where God wants you and remember why you do what you do! 

I’ve come to the point where I’ve needed to tell myself “that’s ienough of the self pity and self doubt! It’s time to work hard and be who you were meant to be”. 

Here are some quotes and little sayings that encourage me and are great reminders as you pursue your passion and purpose!❤️

With love, 

Olivia ❤️

26 thoughts on “PURSUE YOUR PURPOSE. 

  1. Thank you for the great post and beautiful quotes! Self-doubt has this way of draining our motivation, but when we are reminded of our passions and true purpose, the doubt tends to fade away. Thank you for the encouragement!

  2. Great post! I can relate to this just about every day! Sometimes I think I feel it several times within the same day…a roller coaster of emotions!

    • Thanks for reading!!! ❤️ It makes me happy to hear people say the love their life and what they do!!! Blessings!

  3. Thank you for this. I have been struggling lately thinking about what I really want out of life and my career. Glad to know that I am not alone in trying to find herself. Especially the last sentence about not pitying yourself. I am a self-saboteur and I need to stop. This helps alot!

  4. It can be really hard to fulfill our purpose when life pulls at us, but I’ve learned that sometimes that “pull” is our purpose. In putting God first, we can sort through what is our desire and what is His, and then we can make room for those things that are in His will. Always remember, that He put those desires and talents in us. It’s a matter of finding how He wants us to use them and still perform our responsibilities to those around us. Tricky thing, I’ve been learning, but in His will we are always successful!

  5. I like how you said you feel like its pointless because friends, family don’t read your stuff. That’s me! Those closest to us don’t want to know but let them be that way, strangers will read, and learn, God will pick who he wants to read it!

  6. Great post! I think a lot of the time it s easy to get caught up in life and forget why you are doing what you are doing in the first place. I love all of the quotes that you included at the end. Super motivating, and i think this will help a lot of people to keep going and continue to pursue their passions.

  7. OOoooh – I love all these motivating quotes. And, overall your reminder about working hard is nice to hear. I think sometimes we believe our goals will happen overnight. But – it doesnt. So – we need to keep on keeping on…

  8. I think if we’re honest with ourselves, we can all feel that way sometimes. I love that you included the graphics. Beautiful reminders. My favorite was “Good things come to those who hustle.”

  9. I remind myself everyday what I want to do with my life and I also try to work a bit to get closer to my dreams. This post is so inspiring!! and also all the quotes you share here. My favorite is the last one 😉

  10. Olivia, I never knew you had a blog until a couple days ago when I saw your quote on identity on your instagram page. 🙂 I’m so proud of you! I have the last couple days between things been looking through your blog posts! They’re awesome & you have got a gift. I love how you’re honoring God & bringing Him glory in this. 🙂 Keep seeking His face, friend. I sooo look forward to discovering more posts & reading future one’s. Hugs to you!

  11. Loving your choice of quotes at the end there and this is such a lovely post. I definitely had this train of thought (and still do sometimes) last year when I decided to try and start my own business from scratch. I’ve always been a firm believer in that everything happens for a reason so no matter the setbacks I try to look ahead and see what can be learnt from it. 🙂 x

  12. Great post – I think everyone feels exactly the same at some points. I love the motivational quotes, am definitely going to keep some of them in mind!

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