This is a question I asked myself eight years ago. My life seemed to be completely fulfilled and what more could I possibly want or need BUT I had a void in my heart. Something was missing and I was on a search to find it. On the outside looking in it appeared to be “all good” and for the most part it was, but I couldn’t shake this void and feeling that I was created to do more.
On my search I did what most people do when they are trying to stuff this feeling of needing to do more in this place called earth… I went back to school. I recently had my second child, a challenging and financially rewarding career, and now a student! I enjoyed learning and going back to college but I wasn’t going to get a “career”, I already had one. I was going to find out why I had this void in my heart. I felt as if I wasn’t doing all that God had created me to do.
After completing my first semester this void was still missing. I knew I was ready to make a change and say “yes” to God so I can fulfill my purpose. I prayed and told The Lord I am ready to follow you. That’s when things began to shift. I could not see what was on the other side but I was excited that I was getting closer to my purpose in life.
I didn’t know that saying “yes” to God would completely change my life. What happened next was not what I thought would happen and in the mist of what we went through I didn’t understand… I completely lost my comfort.
Almost everything in my life changed over night. We moved to a place where I knew very few people. My family no longer lived down the road. I was blessed with adopting a baby girl who needed someone to love her. I gave up my career and learned how to live on a dime. The Lord led me to homeschool the children He blessed me with. My life had changed and I no longer recognized it. I became dependent on God and saw Him show up time and time again. He never let me down. I continued to say “yes” to God and He brought me two more children. My quiver was filled and I love being a mom but during this time He has been training me to become all that He created me to do.
I discovered my giftings that He wired me with. I was born to encourage, to inspire, and give hope in a broken world. To coach people who feel stuck in their marriage and life. To help others discover their giftings and how they were wired. To teach them how to follow the Lord and use the gifts that He gave them to do the part He created them for. To get people where they need to go faster than they can alone. Me helping others discover their purpose in this world is what I was born to do. It was worth leaving my comfort, giving up my career, being separated from my family, and essentially “losing” what I knew as my life to to help others. It feels amazing to fill this void in my life and living out what He has called me to do. I am just beginning to start this race but I’m putting on my running shoes and about to run with what I was born to do.
I would love to help you overcome challenges in life that are holding you back so you won’t spend the next eight years trying to figure it out.. Feel free to send me an email and I’d love to see about helping you get there. firstname.lastname@example.org
Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.