life purpose

  1. Meredith says:

    Amen! I loved this post and want to thank you for sharing! I find myself getting caught up in the same daily grind and also feeling frustrations of not fullfilling my God given purpose in day to day life. It drives me nuts as well! I also have dreams of traveling the world and yearn to do “great” things, but struggle with making sure I’m not praying to God to ask for the wrong reason – for my own personal gain. I completely agree that the desire to be “great” must come from a place of wanting to serve God and others. I’ve begun to pray to be a “light” for others, it any manner that may be. If I can inspire or bring comfort or happiness to someone then I feel most fullfilled! Please know that you and your article were a “light” for me today! Thank you! :)

    • admin says:

      Thank you Meredith for sharing! I am not alone :D Sometimes we just wish it was more of an instant ‘here you go, this is what you’re supposed to be doing for the rest of the world, and don’t worry about your bills – those will magically be paid for’ haha! :-) Continue spreading your joy, light and love with the world!

  2. Kat says:

    Oh girl I agree with this post so much!!! God 100% gives us the desires of our hearts & I’m KNOW He’s so happy with the desires you want to fulfill. I think it’s so important to remind ourselves that we are fulfilling God’s plan for our lives JUST AS WE ARE. Yes, BIG THINGS are great – helping teens, helping cancer patients – those are BEAUTIFUL things!! But I think the “ordinary” & “every day” things are pretty great too. I love knowing that God has my every-day & my big dreams under control. He knows what’s good for me, in HIS time. It can be frustrating that it’s not always “my” time, but also really, really reassuring that He has a bigger plan. I’m so glad you shared your heart :) I’m SO excited for the BIG and ORDINARY things God has in store for you!!! YAY! :)

  3. Leslie Veronee says:

    Hey girl! I love love love your blog! I can relate on so many different levels! You are definitely NOT alone! Thank you for sharing your faith and feelings! You are very inspirational to me personally! I love you Amanda! <3

  4. LOVE this!!!!! And love Kat’s comment too!! There are times when God is VERY clear about BIG THINGS for me to do and then other days I have to remind myself that emails and blog posts DO point people toward Jesus…. even if I feel like what I’m doing is just stressful and time consuming. I’m SO bad at balance but I’m trying to get better at it so that I don’t miss what God has for us with this business. I will say this girl, God didn’t give you that amazing story of healing and redemption to keep to yourself… I think you’re seeing Him gradually showing you that he has GREAT plans for you AND for your story. You can speak into those teens lives far more effectively than I EVER could because of what you have been through and that’s powerful!!!! go for it!!! I’m so excited for you!!!! LOVED reading this post!!!

  5. I totally feel you on getting caught up in the day to day tasks and losing sight of the big picture. I’ve had to take a step back and really evaluate what I want to spend my time on and then figure out how to make that a priority.

    I love that you have a passion to mentor youth! You should feel confident in how you’ve grown and I’m sure you will be an inspiration.

  6. Fiona says:

    I have had so many instances of prayers being answered that I cannot count! When you feel you have no solution for a problem, you let go and free your mind of the worry…then it comes to you. I believe that it is in those moments of silence, call it prayer, meditation or whatever suits the individual…that you are open to the signs that point the way. I have randomly opened a magazine and it has immediately fallen to an article that I probably would not have read, and has given me the tools I needed at that time. I have also been having a conversation with a friend and they relate a story to me that gives me inspiration just when I needed it. Television programs found while “surfing” would also give me that little nugget.

    On the subject of serving others, I believe there are so many needs out there that you have to understand what your gift is to give to others and be assured that it WILL fill a need. I am luck enough to have a job in which I help others every day, as a Paramedic rendering emergency care. As well as the medical assistance I provide, to include many tasks and procedures that any trained provider can provide, I believe my true gift in this situation is one of compassion and empathy. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but for someone who has just taken pills in a suicide attempt or an elderly person who is sick and has no family, connecting to another human being is important and powerful. Please remember that the gifts that you have are very important, and other than food and water, some of our basic needs are emotional and spiritual. Amen to that!

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