Living My Joy
I believe there is something we all were purposed to do in this life. Maybe it's creating or inventing something, championing or furthering a cause, philanthropy, helping to feed, clothe, teach, encourage, or provide for others, whether as an individual, via an organization, your own business, or otherwise. Whatever the purpose and the vehicle through which it will be accomplished, no one can walk in our purpose the way we can. Either as a leader or in a support role, how we accomplish our purpose will be unique. Why? Because I believe that if it's our purpose, we have custom made shoes (the tools) to walk into and live it in our special way. Shoes made just for us, by design, perfectly measured and styled--accounting for abnormalities, strengths, and weaknesses--for maximum comfort. Molded for us.
Living our purpose doesn't mean it will be easy. There will be discouragement and setbacks along the way. By walking in our custom made shoes, we can better handle the range of joys, progress, challenges, and disappointments that arise while living our purpose. Personally, I love the materials and design of my custom made shoes. The soles of my shoes--my firm foundation--are formed from my relationship with God. My heels are formed from my faith. God's loving arms wrapped around me form the upper portion of my shoes, with the right amount of flexibility and durability. I may get plenty of nicks and scuff marks while living my purpose, but I know that no matter the situation, I am uniquely qualified to handle it. I have a pair of custom made shoes just right for any occasion.