The Journey of Self Discovery
Ever notice how some people just seem to be happy? How some people just seem to be full of joy? How they seem to be fulfilled? Each and every day when you see them they have a smile on their face. Maybe they are whistling a tune, or just have a look of contentment about them. They never seem to be having a bad day. They never have a harsh word. Sometimes you might think, what do they have to be so happy about. The reason is because they have found their purpose. They have discovered their reason for being. Which brings them great joy.
Many people today are searching. Searching for that reason, that purpose. Searching for that meaning behind their life. So many times we ask ourselves; “Who am I, really?, Why am I here?, What am I supposed to be doing?” So many people are tired of just existing. Just going through the motions. Get up early, go to work, put in my time. Collect my pay, pay my bills. Day after day after day.
Marc Anthony said “If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life.” The Journey of Self Discovery begins with finding what it is that you love to do. Discovering what makes you feel great inside, from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet. You will know the feeling I’m talking about when it happens to you. Then, when you discover it, you’ll want it more and more.
What Is Your Purpose
God created each and everyone of us to be unique. Yes, there are identical twins who appear to be similar in many ways. Have you ever met a set of identical twins? Once you get to know them you will find that while they may look similar, they are very, very, different in more ways than one. The more you get to know them the easier it is to tell them apart.
In that same way He gave each one of us a unique purpose in this life. Your purpose may be to be a mother of children. While every woman has the ability to be a mother, no other will be the same as you. The way you teach your children, the way you feed them the way your clothe them, the way you discipline them. Just as you and your friend can cook a dish from the same recipe. Each will taste just a bit different. Because they were made by different unique individuals. Chili Cook-offs are a great example. So many similar ingredients yet each has a different flavor. Perhaps you are an architect. While there are many architects no other will design as you do. Several architects may look at a design concept and come up with similar drawing, yet they will not be exactly the same. That’s because your unique God-given purpose makes you wonderfully different.
Not only did God make us unique, He also gave us an internal desire. That desire is what drives us. It’s what makes us want to achieve and succeed. It’s the reason that we no longer live in caves. It’s the reason we have evolved. It’s why we are the dominate species on this planet. The truly interesting thing about that, is we do not feel true joy unless we are fulfilling our unique purpose. Happiness is fleeting. Happiness comes when your team wins. Happiness comes when your tax return arrives. Happiness comes when your plane lands after a turbulent flight. Joy comes from within. Joy is lasting. Joy is a feeling that radiates throughout your entire body. Joy comes from fulfilling your God-given purpose. It’s such a feeling that you want it again and again.
There is no limit to human potential. Man can achieve so much! We all have a God given desire to achieve, to succeed, to become better, to do more. God did not intend for anyone to be limited. We are created in His image and He knows no limits. Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. Discover what your purpose is, and as your purpose begins to evolve. You will discover the difference between happiness and true joy. True joy that comes from producing your God-given, intended purpose.
Discovering First Time Fatherhood
Be the Man
Becoming a parent for the first time can be both exhilarating and frightening all at the same time. It’s an event that creates changes not only in your life but several lives. Those changes are for the better, because they are for life. Bobby grew up, for the most, without a father. His mother filled both roles of father and mother. When he became a father himself, he found himself having to discover who and what a father is. If you are in or are approaching a similar situation, join him as he explains this process of discovery.
Three Feet from Gold
Three Feet from Gold was first told by Napoleon Hill in his book, “Think and Grow Rich”. It is a classic tale of R.U. Darby and his Uncle who left Maryland for Colorado to seek their fortune in the Colorado gold rush.
Darby and his uncle are deeply in debt when they hit a very pure vein of gold. Together they collect enough gold to nearly pay off their debt. When the vein runs out, disillusioned they close up their mine and sell it all to a local junk dealer. That junk dealer digs another three feet inside the mine, and hits the mother load of all time. Had Darby and his uncle persevered for just a little longer it would have been them celebrating victory. This story illustrates the necessity to never quit working towards the goal. Darby takes responsibility for the decisions he has made and makes a point of paying back all the money that he had borrowed. Darby learns from the mistakes he and his uncle made and goes on to become a very wealthy man by selling insurance.