I remember being a teen and eagerly waiting to finally become an adult. According to my 14 year old self, by the age of 25 I was supposed to be married with two kids, owning two cars, living in a two-story home, and in my career. Fast forward to reality, I am a 26 year old single mother of one, liv
ing in an apartment, one car, and back in school. You would think that by now I would know that it is impossible to dictate every step of life but yet again I have an expectation of where my life should be by the age of 30. So here it is: 30, happily married, owning a home and business, walking in my purpose, and convincing my husband to give me a baby boy if I haven’t already conceived.
For me, life has never been constant. Just when I get too comfortable, God tends to place this new venture inside of me. Sometimes this can be drastically overwhelming. One minute things are going great and the very next second I’m almost forced to quit my job in order to get to the next level. Oftentimes I don’t speak on this transition and find myself only speaking of the end result. However, this is very misleading. Many times people have looked at where I am without any knowledge of what it took to get there. The obstacles I had to get through and the mountains that I had to demolish is what defines my journey. During the process is where my passion grows. During the process is where I find the path to my very own journey. The very moment you start getting comfortable is when the path tends to get shaky. When the light at the end of the tunnel begins to dim and fear starts to come over you, put one foot in front of the other and keep moving! When you replace your fear with faith, you have proven how much you BELIEVE in yourself.
To the person who has big dreams and finds themselves constantly in a dark place, know that this is what builds your perseverance and ignites your passion. To the person who is living out their purpose and desires, speak up about your journey. Let the world know what it took to get to where you are now and encourage someone to keep pushing. The Journey is not the end result but it is the dreadful trials you’ve conquered to reach the end.