When I was brainstorming what I wanted to write about next, all these quotes were floating around in my head that related to purpose, goals, and mistakes/failures versus success. With it being National Women’s History Month, I felt it necessary to discuss since I’m all about empowering women, especially my melanated ones. We’re in our 20 somethings trying to figure it all out and at times it can be quite difficult (twice as hard, half as good). Then, I remembered an inspirational sermon my mom sent me some months ago called Discover How to Activate Your Potential by Dr. Myles Monroe — if you have a couple hours to spare, please watch it for great motivation. One thing that stood out in the video was when he was discussing vision versus sight, and that was all the confirmation I needed to bring you this month’s words of encouragement: Believe in your dreams.
His description of vision versus sight was broken down like this: vision is the ability to see the end from the beginning, simply meaning our dreams and aspirations are more than dreams and aspirations — it’s God’s way of showing us our future before it happens. Our sight shows what currently is, which often clouds our judgment and deters us from doing the things we KNOW we were destined to do. In other words, we should take the phrase living your best life and apply it to our aspirations as well. Don’t let finances stop you from starting that business or organization, or your lack of writing ability stop you from creating your New York Times Best Seller. And don’t let fear of failure deter you from greatness. What you see doesn't make it permanent because we have the ability to change things in our lives. A friend of mine sends me inspirational quotes every morning so let me share the wisdom — “A mistake is simply another way of doing things" - Katherine Graham -- meaning these are your God-ordained steps leading to your end, because “only God knows what your true divine calling should be in this life”. I’m a firm believer of this; your dreams and aspirations are a result of gifts and talents you have. That thing that's always tugging on your heartstrings, or the one thing you truly enjoy that you just don't find yourself devoting time to; yeah, that's it. Just seek God to help you tap into your gifts. After all, He's given them to you.
My parting words to you are this: believe in your dreams, for they were given to you for a purpose, YOUR purpose. Despite how things may currently look, you’ve already seen the vision. Trust the process. Step into greatness.