It’s May 15th as I write this message. That date represents my Grandpa’s birthday when he was here on earth. Fond memories bring a smile to my face of when I spent time with him on his farm. I got a giggle watching all the pigs snort, wiggle, and root around trying to find something in the ground.
Those seemed like simpler times to me since I was a young girl and carefree. I had fun swinging on the tire hanging from the big oak tree. I could just be me, free-spirited and carefree.
Why am I telling you this? Sometimes as adults we complicate things and get overwhelmed. Doubt and fear creep in through our thoughts and other people’s opinions. Can I get a witness?
Don’t let doubt dominate your thoughts or beliefs. You can do more than you think you can. You do have the skills. You can acquire new skills. You will serve with excellence and accomplish more than you can imagine.
Okay, so does anyone else still question their destiny? I even joined a group called, “Your Dream to Destiny.” It’s about how to step into the dreams that God has put in your heart and activate your calling. It’s a great group of people and good content. That was one step I took.
Why did I keep searching for my destiny? What is my purpose? Have you ever asked yourself those questions? It may cause stress and discouragement if the answer is unknown to you. You may want to give up hope… but don’t.
Personally, self-sabotage was one obstacle that kept rearing its ugly head. Comparison and comments caused me to question myself. Some people said I took too long to do certain things. However, the end result that I produce is excellent. I refuse to put out half-baked work or half-baked cookies. Don’t rush the cook. Everyone has their own pace. That’s got to be worth something to somebody, right?
Instead of believing that I was slow, maybe it was that their instructions weren’t clear, or their budget wasn’t enough to pay for the value I provide. No more undercutting myself, even though people in other countries can do many projects quicker and cheaper. Yes, that has its place at times.
I know there are people who do want what I have to offer and the value I bring. Too many want the blue light Kmart special. Is Kmart still in business? Anyway, those people aren’t your people.
Once I got clarity, (I’ve got an essential oil for that, by the way. LOL) then I saw a new perspective. The right people at the right time will come. Divine appointments and divine assignments meant for you and me will happen.
Look no further. It’s been right in front of you but you couldn’t see it yet.
Back to the destiny question. A book in my collection was highlighted to me; a specific chapter called, “Writing is My Destiny.”
That was the answer and confirmation. I have authored three books so far as well as articles and content creation and repurposing. In the book, Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul, a quote in that chapter said, “Deep in your coded instructions, your Creator has placed a very special job that only you can do. You are patented and copyrighted in Heaven.”
Can I get an Amen? The author of that chapter quoted her writing teacher, Bud Gardner, “When you speak, your words echo only across the room or down the hall. But when you write, your words echo down the ages.”
Those words spoke to me and inspired me to write this blog. Hi, I am Lori Bruton, Writer (and more). I am thankful for that gift and passion. I hope this message has inspired and encouraged you.
No matter what your bank account says or what people say, let God highlight and confirm the desires of your heart. If you’re not already there, step into your destiny because it will change and save many lives. Your destiny will create a legacy.
I’ll close with this question. If you need help with your business, what would you need help with? Let’s talk. Message me. If I’m not the one, maybe I can connect you with the assistance you need.
Here’s what I know. We were created to create and impact lives.