For the past several weeks, I’ve been surrounded by the most important people in my life and cocooned in their love. It was nice to be home from almost two months and there is truly no place like home. But last week after anticipating and finally receiving a clean bill of health from my doctor after fighting a bacterial infection for three weeks, I knew my time back in FL had come to an end. I had to leave the warmth and comfort of my family’s presence once again and to be honest, I was a little nervous. But dared not to admit how anxious and nervous I was about leaving them and returning to Atlanta because I knew they’d just try to talk me into moving back home.
As much as I love my family and enjoyed being in FL for the holidays and birthday celebrations, I had to be honest with myself about why I had to return to Atlanta. So, here’s my personal truth: other than my family and a few friends, there is nothing in FL for me. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my family, but at this time, they’re just not enough to make me leave behind all that I’ve built in Atlanta. I moved in 2012 to pursue my purpose and to become the person I was created to be. I moved to get myself out of a rut and to live my best life and believe me when I say that is exactly what I am doing! I’m not doing this just for me though. I’m doing for all of the people who’ve invested in me as person, in my dreams of becoming a writer, and most importantly, to fulfill my purpose in life.
I’m proud to say that I’ve a bit of a growth spurt in the last two years because I’ve had to do things I never would have imagined to make my move to Atlanta a permanent one, like working as a nanny for a short period of time. But its’ all been worth it, because I proved to myself that I can do anything with God and the support of my family. I went from having no job to working for a company I love. From wondering where I was going to lay my head from week to week, to living in an apartment only minutes away from my awesome job. I published my first book in 2013 and now I’m working on my second. I’ve made new friends and met amazing people who inspire me on a daily basis and all of these things are tied to my purpose.
Often more than not, walking in your purpose will remove you from your comfort zone and can sometimes make life uncomfortable. But the possibility of being uncomfortable should never deter you from fulfilling and pursuing your purpose. Because in the end, fulfilling God’s purpose for your life is all that really matters. And yes, there is pain in obedience and following his instructions, but there are also rewards beyond your wildest dreams!
My wish is for you seek out and do everything in your power to fulfill his plan for your life. I pray that that you push yourself to new heights and new limits in 2015 and for years to come. So, stop ignoring the vision that he’s given you and let life get uncomfortable, stay the course, because that’s when we grow the most.