What Is It Gonna Be?

photo credit: Caleb Frith
A mentor once said, “Focus on this. One life, one person at a time. If you can create an impact, a change like that, that’s all that matters”.  #sundaewrites

 

 

Bored.

Burdened.

If you have felt these lately, you are not alone. A  million of us share the same road.

In my small circle of friends, at least half of us feel like life is a drag- a heavy load you need to carry with you wherever you want to go. Each step lands your foot in a mud.  You’ve got to pull your leg a little harder every time so you get to move.  If at all, you get to move.

Why do we have days like these? Why can’t we always feel happy and stay like that all year long?

While we all know that happiness is a decision you make for yourself, it’s easier said than done, or perhaps we don’t really know what that means or what it really takes.

All the successful people you’ve known were once upon a time nobodies. They started small. They struggled but kept on because they were driven by something that’s far greater than themselves. Something noble and beautiful. Something they desire to create not only for themselves but for the world, even if that world only meant a handful of people that they deeply care about. So in time, they’ve overcome the hurdles and eventually became great- famous, wealthy, powerful.

Then it happens. Success made these same people get so engrossed on fame, wealth, and power. The drive is now to maintain the status quo or exceed the same. So, they get to work to produce more success-  toil day in and day out that it becomes an obligation they believe they owe to themselves.

Is that bad? Not necessarily. But weak motivations won’t hold you up forever.  You see, the moment our focus change, we forget about why we do what we do in the first place. Our great WHY vanishes into thin air.

 

photo credits: Jon Tyson
photo credit: Jon Tyson

 

Take for example this writing.  I don’t know how many people will get to read this and how many of those who read it actually cares.  Despite the nagging desire to know, I choose to resist it. One of my mentors actually said, even the greatest writers still have that fear of rejection- you just have to deal with it. Then she spilled out this nugget of wisdom that up to now continues to motivate me. “Focus on this. One life, one person at a time. If you can create an impact, a change like that, that’s all that matters”.  So whenever I scribble something on a notepad or strike letters on my keyboard, I think about that one person that might find these words useful. Then the writing stops being an obligation. It now becomes an opportunity. No longer a drag rather, a source of delight.

Whenever you feel battered in life, one of the ways that can heal you is through your ability to receive love. Most “strong” people forget about that. Does it come from ego or pride? Maybe.

Regardless, you need to break that wall and let love seep through. You’ll always be a child. Even strong muscles or gray hairs cannot change that.  You need love. Don’t be too proud to receive it.

Boredom. Burden. These are real, but you deserve better.

Embrace your great WHY and open up your heart for Love.

 

photo credit: ben white
photo credit: ben white

 

Question:

Have you taken a step back at one point in life to just reevaluate things? To remind yourself again why you do what you do? What did this “pause” reveal about yourself and the life you pursue? I care about your thoughts. Share them here.

 

Comments

  1. Trisha

    Hi Sundae, I came upon your blog through reading the “Community Forum” at the Compel website. This particular post, “What Is It Gonna Be?” touched my heart as I struggle to overcome a rather difficult season coupled with a decision to make changes in my life that will bring me closer to honoring Him and His will for my life. I am the “One Life, One Person” you impacted greatly today. Thank you for giving me hope in my dream to write and touch the lives of others for His glory….keeping my focus on the one person whose life will be impacted by what I write (someday) gives me a beautiful perspective why my heart is so passionate about writing. I just want to help others see Jesus by sharing what He has Done in my life. It’s a big world out there and if I can Honor Him by helping just one, I am grateful.

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      sundaewrites

      Hi Trisha, I’m glad you did stumble upon my blog. I believe it wasn’t an accident. God led you to it as He led me to write it. I feel you. There are times when I question myself too if I’m treading the right path.But you see, we just have to remain faithful to whatever God wants us to accomplish on one particular day, knowing that each day will bring us closer to fulfilling THE Grand Purpose- whatever that is. You are not alone, and the beauty of being in the community is that we could be there for one another, to cheer each other on, to encourage and to inspire. Keep the fire burning 🙂 God loves you.

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