Oh, the lies that transition tells. Change brings fear & to kill fear is something easier said than done. Transition screams while purpose works in the background. Transition will tell us:
- Your timing is off: You’re too young/old.
- Your timing is off: Right idea, but someone already did it.
- Your timing is off (& you’re losing): Look around kid, all these people are “winning”… and all you’ve got is … what again?
- You’re not different: Nothing is unique about what you’re trying to do.
- You’re TOO different: No one’s done this & maybe that’s for a reason.
- You’re not hot: No one is calling your phone. It’s too hard to infiltrate this group. Save yourself the trouble & headache.
- I always get it wrong: The comments are so mean… but they do have a point. Maybe I should ….
Last time, we figured out how we got in this purpose chase. But when was the last time you thought about your purpose?
What we understand ABOUT our purpose is as important as understanding the details of purpose. We feel pressure IN the process & it makes us believe those lies. Then we buckle to fear. But if we believe them, then the plans God has for us are false. Both can’t be true. In Jeremiah, God says “I called you before you were formed.” God desired you and your purpose. And someone needs BOTH.
When we listen too close to what people say, we can fall for the handclap; believing the hype. We might do more for their praise than the praise of God. Or, we may fall into depression because of rejection.
- Who you are matters: No one will do it quite like you will.
- How you do it matters: Who else has your perspective? No 2 will execute the same.
- Where you come from & are matters: Your experiences (even the “boring” ones) are rich. Queue them up so you can be Curry to someone’s KD (so you can assist someone). (Sorry I’m a basketball fan, lol)
Don’t quit before the finish line because you fear change or because you’re all up in your feelings. How do YOU kill fear? Talk to me on Twitter (@iamTrishaAlicia); I’m always interested in hearing new ways, because we’re in this together.
* This post was originally seen on: GospelSource.com, where Trisha Alicia is a guest writer.