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!❤️