As a kid, I grew to love reading and writing. In third grade, I along with my classmates had an assignment to create various poems. Our teacher took each of our compilation of works and created a spiral bound book. Over the years, I managed to keep mine. It became a prized possession. It was a reminder of something I created, an accomplishment that I wouldn’t soon forget. I had always envisioned that I would become a writer, I just didn’t know what the path would be to become one. Truth be told, I have always been a writer. It is a gift that took me years to acknowledge and embrace. My life changed the day Mrs. Gilbert passed out those completed poetry books. That day, I received what I would come to know as my first publication. That day, a seed was sown in me, and that book became the manifestation of the gift that I share with you today.
Whatever your gift is, you probably already know what it is. You feel an incredible sense of purpose when you do it. You are often complimented on how well you do it. You are most fulfilled and usually content when operating in it. No matter how bad things get, you may put it down for a while, but you always pick it back up. Here are three things I realized about the process of seeing your dreams come to pass.
1. Your gifts will make room for you and lead you to opportunities that will be in alignment with your purpose.
2. Walking in your purpose leads to the manifestation of your dreams and the things that you hope to accomplish.
3. Walking out your dreams is fulfilling and allows you to be content with your life. It is no easy feat, but it is more than worth it.
The first step is recognizing your skills and abilities so that you can pinpoint what your “gift” is. You can do this by making a list of the things you do well or complete a self-assessment. When you KNOW what your gifts are, you are prepared to walk in your purpose.
Assignment: Take time to pinpoint and acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses.
Figure out how those strengths tie in with your gifts and abilities then take time to see
how they align with your goals and dreams.
Reflection: You were created with purpose and for a purpose. Don’t let that escape you.
Everything that you will do on this Earth, whether positive or negative, starts on the
inside of you.