While your purpose, sometimes, may be clear in your mind, the process is what can be daunting! Everybody wants to get to the mountain top, but dread the climb.
That’s because the process (of gaining anything) requires so much more out of us than the achievement of the PURPOSE itself. The strongest yet hardest characteristic that hovers over us is PATIENCE! Whether we like it or not, we have to wait. Waiting erupts a volcano of emotions that range from:
§ Happiness to know that we have discovered our purpose;
§ Expectation of the best outcome;
§ Disruption fuelled by unpredictable disappointments;
§ Anger due to impatience and uncertainty
§ Fluctuating faith because of what cannot be seen as it is perceived
in the mind.
The beauty of the process is, it manifests the true substance of the purpose. The moment you recognize the lessons of each experience (good or bad) connected to the process, is the point in your personal growth that you will discover – mental muscle. It has to be strengthened with positive dumbbells consistently pumping tenacity and push into your being so that anger and frustration will not derail or demotivate your ability to reach your destination – the purpose.
When you recognize your purpose, pay attention to the hills and valleys of the process so that your attitude will not stunt your progress towards your purpose. You cannot accomplish the purpose without going through the process. True faith is praising God while you are heading to the destination (your purpose) because it is, indeed, easier to praise God when you get what you have always wanted. Don’t allow bitter to overwhelm better; don’t let anger prevail over wisdom. God’s will must be fulfilled in your life. Pay attention to the Process!
A dream starts with a vision, a hope and a desire to materialize that which you cannot yet touch. You cannot want it and not even wish for it! The moment when you realize that you have a God given purpose and/or talent start step one. PRAY without ceasing! Dedicate some solid time to prayer, seek out God’s guidance and direction, tap into the quiet moments of your heart so that you can listen to yourself wanting to succeed; so that you can ‘put some pep’ in your steps to create the success that you crave; that success which seems unattainable which really is within reach, if you pray with grit, and without ceasing.
Communing with God creates clarity so that He will order your steps, instead of being victimized and distracted by everybody else’s dreams for you, focus on your forward flow. Do not refuse to fight with prayer, fight means stand up and challenge God, challenge Him to fulfill His promises in you. You have to own your prayer! Let your requests be made known to God and allow Him direct you. When you become inexplicably tired of waiting, pray some more, when you become tired of praying stay committed to the promise that God will make a way! Hold on! The right time, the right opportunity and the right attitude to receive your breakthrough will
come! Be tough to wait and watch how you act while waiting.