For all of us, there comes a time when we must turn the page and begin writing the next chapter in our lives. I am at this point in my life, again. You’ve heard the saying “Be careful what you wish for”, right? Why? “Because you just might get it”. Well, I can honestly say that I received what I secretly wished for and now I must take full advantage of the opportunity. I know that this is one of those “Use Your Buckets” moments in my life. I also understand and accept that I am exactly where I am supposed to be at this time in my life. I know that I was made for such a time as this. Therefore, I will not fear failure or success. I know that I am not alone in experiencing either; both are stepping-stones on my life’s journey.
I will get out of my own way and walk into my purpose. I was born a Servant Leader and I understand that when I touch someone else, God touches me in return. When you begin to understand your purpose in life, embrace it. It might feel like the shoes are too big for you to fill, but remember that you already possess all that is necessary to fulfill your mission. You must be courageous in your pursuit because self-doubt and the doubts of others will present obstacles.
So what will I do now that I have time on my hands? I will anticipate with faith what lies ahead. All my experiences carry me forward to fulfill my purpose in life. I will remind myself daily of the following affirmation: I have a perfect work in a perfect way; I give a perfect service for perfect pay. I will focus on my first wealth — my health. I will refine my 3-month and 6-month plans. And, I will be ever-present during this experience. I will not look back, I follow my plan and live in the moment.
The Master in the art of living makes little distinction between her work and her play, her labor and her leisure, her mind and her body, her information and her recreation, her life and her religion. She hardly knows which is which. She simply pursues her vision of excellence at whatever she does, leaving others to decide whether she is working or playing. To her she’s always doing both.