- Choose an occupation that will be more than just a job. Make sure it’s your heart’s desire.
- Always give it your best shot. Make it as perfect as you can.
- Make sure you are always peaceful.
I’m convinced that the rest will follow. Everything else in life will fall into place. It takes trust. . . and faith.
The alternative is something I fall into from time to time. When bills need to be paid, or my schedule seems more open than I prefer — I panic. I begin to start “marketing” looking for side work, and fear grips my heart. Hopefully sooner rather than later I realize that I’m violating Rule #3. Panic is not peaceful.
This past week I contemplated — for a brief moment — looking elsewhere for income. Instantly I saw the earmarks of my insecure, doubtful 2-year-old running wild. That’s what I call the human part of us that loses faith. A 2-year-old doesn’t know enough to keep the faith. A 2-year-old has their own agenda and has to be controlled — and taught. Mine doesn’t show up often, but when she does she churns me up and tries to pull me into the Fear-Based world. I know her tricks! I recognized what was happening and I responded. I put her in time out and started to write to you about this latest struggle.
I firmly believe that your heart’s desire is the thing you were put on this planet to do. For me it was a nudge from God to serve the world with my unconventional approach to health and fitness. For some people it’s being involved in the retail business, or as a laborer. Some people know instantly what they want to be or do. Others have to search. When my children were very young I struggled with my path. I loved my kids and my husband, had fantastic friends, but was depressed. I didn’t know that I even had a heart’s desire. I found mine when a friend showed up at my door, and offered to pray with me to help my deep sadness. I couldn’t tell you what she said, but I was left with an overwhelming feeling of love, and after she left I began to formulate a foundation for my work. It was then that I decided I wanted to help people improve their lives.
When you’re doing your life’s purpose you can be assured that everything will work out. So, I have come to recognize that the work I’m doing now is exactly what I’m meant to do. The new people I’ve met, the classes I teach are exactly perfect for me. They bring me peace. I’ve come to recognize that I’d been stuck in a place that didn’t bring peace, and my world crumbled. Through belief and faith I’ve followed my Heart’s Desire and am back on the path.
I hope you find your peace and purpose.