Dash of Sass: The Key to Figuring Out Who You Really Are
Quotes of the Day:
God and Destiny are not against us, rather they are for us. They are the ones who never forget the things we have long forgotten, the ones who hear the desires of our heart that our own heads can’t hear, and they are the ones who never forget who we really are, long after our minds have forgotten the images of who we are. ~C. Joybell C.
Remain open. There is something bigger than you know going on here. ~Iyanla Vanzant
The Single Woman Says:
I’ve always kind of felt the invisible hand of God on my life.
I tend to experience these unbelievable, almost impossible to imagine full circle moments on a regular basis that serve as little reminders to who I am and what I’m supposed to be doing with my life. Just the other day, my former boss of five years reminded me of a very special full circle moment that I had forgotten about. When he interviewed me back in late 2007 and asked me where I wanted to be in five years, I told him I wanted to be a published author. Exactly five years later, I completed my first manuscript for Thomas Nelson Publishers. A couple of weeks ago, I held a book launch event here in Nashville to celebrate the release of my first book (out on August 6th), and when I looked at the date (July 13th, 2013), I realized it was exactly one year to the day that I had turned in my notice at the very same job that I had been at since 2007. Why did I turn in my notice? To be a full-time writer. Pretty amazing. A month or so after I started The Single Woman, I was getting in my car one day after work (at that same job) and happened to glance at the last three letters of my license plate that I had never noticed before. What were the three letters? “TSW.” As in – The Single Woman. It moved me to tears. How did my license plate know who I was before I even did?!?
God and fate (and maybe even your license plate!) already know who you were born to be. And they’re waiting on you to figure it out, too. And they’re sending you clues, every day. Here are a few of those clues to look for:
- What have you always loved to do, ever since you were a kid? I loved books and loved to read. I also loved to help people. Today I am an inspirational author…a direct correlation to everything I’ve been since I was five years old.
- What are you passionate about? What brings you to life? Gets your blood pumping?
- What do other people look up to you for? Advice? Help with their finances? Singing lessons? Help writing a paper or organizing their closet? Often others recognize our light long before we even do.
I guess my point to all of this is not to point out how special or unique my journey is…but to inspire you to take a look at your OWN life for clues about where you belong and who you’re meant to be. Often the key to figuring out who you are is as simple as figuring out what you LOVE. Your heart already knows. You might not see results of it yet in your LIFE…but if you keep following your heart’s desire and listening to what your life is telling, you’ll get there. It might take a little while. It might not happen right away. You might have some business to finish and some obstacles to overcome and some growing to do…but you’ll get there eventually. How do I know this? Because I did.