NO CAPTION NEEDED
I am who I Am
So much of our time, energy and attention is wasted trying
to convince other people how wrong they are about us. We
want them to know we are not ignorant, lazy heathens. We want
them to retract the untruth that has been told. We try to
convince them that we have a valid history, a rich culture
and that our ancestors have valuable contributions to the
development of the world. We spend so much time trying to
show them who we are not, we lose sight of who we really are.
It is not our responsibility to prove to people who we are.
Our job and responsibility is to “be.” What you do is proof
of who you are; manifestation is realization. People have a
right to think whatever they choose to think. Just because
they think it does not make it right.
You must live within your sacred truth
So I am not sure who the author of the above write up is but I really like it. How many times have you caught yourself trying to please others only to realize that they will never truly be satisfied with what you are doing or have done? Yeah, I’ve been in that spot and I have been the person that seemed to never be satisfied as well. But when I realized that I cannot make others happy and I can’t expect everyone to make me happy without first making myself happy it was a really freeing experience. Don’t get me wrong I love the feeling of pleasing others or serving others but it cannot consume you. You can never live your life for others. Well I won’t say never you can do it, you just won’t be completely happy. How do you feel when you accomplish something that you truly wanted to do verses something that someone thought that you should accomplish? Do your goals and dreams represent your core and passion or what someone else thinks it should be? The first step in making yourself happy is spending time with yourself and finding out who you are. Keep in mind that this will definitely change as you go through your life. No one should ever stay the same… Your life should always reflect growth. When you stop growing you should be dead (blunt but truth). I believe in order to convince others of who you are is not by speaking it but just living your life according to you and the purpose and passion that God has placed in you. Actions tell more of a story than words do when living your life according to your dreams, goals and purpose. At the end of your life do you want to look back and say I was a great imitation of what they wanted me to be or I was the greatest ME that I could give the world and that is enough for me? Things to think about … Leaving a legacy is something I value in living my life but I don’t want it to be a legacy of imitation and convincing others of what they think I should be. Spend time with yourself developing you and living your life according to your path. Don’t waste time on convincing others of who you are, if they are truly interested they will take the time to watch and get to know you. Live your truth and it will definitely shine. Keep shining people!!!!
Thanks for reading my thoughts.
Previously written on my blog SimplyMyLifeZ on 5/19/14
“You made a way
When our backs were against the wall
And it looked as if it was over
You made a way
And we’re standing here
Only because you made a way
You made a way” Travis Greene
For the past 2 months I have woke up around 4 in the morning with the above lyrics going in my head, almost like my internal alarm clock. I honestly didn’t appreciate it or understand it until this morning. I purchased this domain in October of last year and I attempted to start building it. This became the most frustrating process of my life at the time. Some days I wanted to throw the laptop across the room nothing was making sense to me, even the tutorials were like Greek to me, so I just stopped working on it. But it wasn’t until June 30, 2016 as I was thinking about launching my website that God revealed to me that even though I was able to purchase the domain, the hosting and all of the elements to building a NEW website, a NEW business, a NEW thing … I wasn’t ready at all.
I’ve had conversations with a couple of people lately about being ready for what they are praying for and I’ve learned over the years that although we say that we are ready for something, our lives and our actions may not reflect it, so it isn’t going to happen. I wasn’t ready, my life wasn’t ready, and my mental definitely wasn’t ready. My life was in a frustrating place. It was almost like I was walking around in a fog and of course I knew how to get out of it but it became my normal. On the outside, I looked happy, I know how to do that look more than any other look. I was cool, no problems but on the inside I was breaking down like never before. I was so exhausted from my life and I didn’t recognize the person looking back at me in the mirror. I just wanted my real happy back. But then my world blew all the way up and what I thought was the end was actually the very beginning. I now know that it was more of God pushing me out of this space that I had become comfortable in, it was my “normal” and for whatever reason I was okay with it. I didn’t see it at the time but God was really prepping me for these last couple of months in my life. I lost touch with Him and in January I watched War Room, can you say AMAZING and a true blessing to my life. So guess what I did, yep I created a prayer wall and I ran out to the LifeWay Christian Bookstore and bought up the devotionals associated with the movie I was oh so serious you guys lol. I would wake up early to get the devotional in before leaving the house and I spent time in my prayer corner before bed. It was really making a difference slow but it was getting through to me.
Simply My Purpose was given to me a couple of years ago, it has been a couple of names however, but Simply My Purpose is very fitting for the business that I am building and the way that I am living these days. God and I had a shower conversation (disclaimer…God and I have the best conversations in the car and the shower) and I wanted my original launch date to be July 1st but He said nope July 4th. The day that we celebrate our Independence because You are free to be who you dream to be. I don’t know if you all know that feeling but it gives me flutters and it just makes me smile from ear to ear. This is the start of so many things to come. God has truly made a way in my life and I don’t know how He did it but I am truly grateful for it all.
Simply My Purpose is here to help you maneuver through the fog. It can be rough and I know how it feels to be in it and feel alone. So when you feel like no one understands just know that I do and I am here to help you move through it and live an amazingly FREE life!!!!!
I hope that you enjoy the sight. Reply back and let me know what you are grateful for and how He brought you through.