Month: February 2016

Finding Peace In the Meantime

We’ve all been there. We have a dream. Sometimes, it’s as if we can reach out and touch the very dream that we’ve ran after for so long. The problem is, it isn’t time just yet to realize that dream.

It’s disheartening, discouraging, and sometimes overwhelming. Many times I’ve questioned my current situation and if it’s really helping me move toward my ultimate goal.

The worst thing we can do in these soul searching moments is to hit the fast forward button to propel ourselves into a situation that we aren’t prepared for.

There are ways to “make it happen” yourself. There are ways to become the orchestrater of your own life and claim success based upon your own merit and willpower. Choosing this path where you control your own destiny may or may not open doors but the path can certainly grow darker when you try to navigate it alone.

These are things I’m faced with every day because I have a drive within me which calls me to do more. That drive makes me completely unsatisfied with settling for what most people would call a good situation. That very drive which is and will be a great catalyst in realizing my calling is the very thing I sometimes let blur the lines between being unsatisfied and being discontent.

I’ve learned that being unsatisfied with where you are in life isn’t a bad thing. On the contrary, it can be something great. Some of the best inventors, ministers, and athletes don’t find satisfaction in their current state but strive to be better tomorrow than they were today, all the while finding joy in their journey.

Being discontent with where you currently are may sound similar to being unsatisfied but it’s a completely different place to be. In my experience, when you aren’t content with your current surroundings it doesn’t just affect you. It affects everyone and everything around you.

You can’t strive for greatness when you are clouded by discontentment. You can’t chase your calling when you are only focusing on the disappointment of what you haven’t accomplished yet. Remember that the journey is just as important as the destination.

We all have a purpose. We all have a meaning. We were all created to do something bigger than what we are doing at the moment. I’m persuaded to believe that only a very small percentage of human beings ever tap into their God-given potential. While I’m an advocate of chasing the desires of your heart until you see them come to fruition, finding peace in the meantime is possibly the most important aspect in reaching your goal. The space between chasing a dream and realizing it can either strengthen your faith and resolve or cause you to crumble.

Don’t lose your zeal. Don’t lose your drive. Don’t lose the passion that keeps you on the path towards your goal or calling. But more importantly, don’t attempt to take the pen out of the hand of the author of your story and write your own version of it.

I promise His version is better.