So many people, experiences and events came together to inspire this post.
It may even be you reading this!
Without going into great detail, I had to sum it all up to 2 thought provoking quotes.
“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” Jesus Christ
“For David….served his Purpose of God in his own generation.” Acts: 13:36
What is in me? In You?
Will we bring it forth in our generation?
If we don’t, will it hurt us?
Loaded questions but worth exploring, especially now.
It’s seems a lot of people I have talked to are at a point in their lives where change has happened suddenly, is happening currently, or has to happen to move them forward.
Change rattles the norm. It shakes up our world. It also presents an exciting opportunity to reflect on the direction of your life and do something different or more meaningful.
So what is in you?
Will you bring it forth in your generation?
This is not to say you need to do more than you already do…just something else.
Perhaps God wants you and I to redirect our lives. To live with more purpose everyday.
To start to align our life on earth for the next chapter.
Maybe it’s time to jump over the lines in the sand you set for yourself.
You see, I believe God’s got glorious plans for you on the other side.
To be his experience on earth.
To bring out that little light that is deep inside you.
So that you can use it for good, on earth, in your lifetime.
He needs your help to inspire change.
And, look after his people on earth.
You ARE here for a reason.
Your passion and wisdom of experience is a torch we need to light the path forward. If you blow out the flame and walk away, we stay in the dark. If you find a match, light the torch and share it, we can see again.
So, get it? We need you. What match will light your torch?
Tell me what you want, what you really really want.
What do you sing about? What makes you HAPPY?
What do you cry about? What makes you SAD?
What do you dream about doing or becoming? What is your VISION for your FUTURE?
Take the time to answer these questions.
They are the keys to your next chapter.
Pursue what you sing about. Bring forth more of what brings you joy. You will bring happiness to you and the world around you.
Turn your pain into purpose. Your experience grieving and lessons learned along the way will help heal others on their life journey. If you do not bring forth the realness of what you know, others stay lonely and in the dark and so may you. Ouch. Bring on the light.
Go after the dream that been tugging at you for years now. God’s waiting for you to bring it forth. Write the book, start that blog, start that new biz, start a tribe, book that bucket list trip, sign up for that race, run for office, go on that mission, make that call.
Why wait anymore?
You have a positive impact to make. Let it shine in your generation.
In closing, I leave you with this quote by Blake Mycoskie, founder of Toms company and the One to One business model:
“I believe each of us has a mission in life, and that one cannot truly be living their most fulfilled life until they recognize this mission and dedicate their life to pursuing it.”
PS. Let me know if you need some help on this. You may also enjoy reading the short book How to Find Your Mission in Life, by Richard Nelson Bowels who also wrote the life changing book, What Color is My Parachute.