Tuesday, April 30, 2013

"I Guess I Forgot What I Came Here For..."


Have you ever opened the fridge or went into another room and asked yourself, “What did I need from here?”  I have an even better one. Have you ever went to Wal-Mart or Target for ONE product but somehow came out with a hundred bucks worth of everything except the product that you needed? This also happens when referring to our purpose or goals we set for ourselves. We lose sight of what we came here for.

Being distracted has always caused me to lose sight of what I really needed to be doing. Example: I've been talking about blogging for over a year now. I just recently (November 1st, 2012) started my blog. It took me all of twenty minutes to set up my page. I spent a couple of weeks before planning topics to write (almost none of which I've used). What distracted me? Fear! Fear of failure. Fear of no one reading it. Fear of hurting someone’s feelings with my realness. Sad, but true. I let fear drive me into delaying my number one goal and withholding information that someone might have needed.

How could I forget that my testimony was not for my journal but for the world? How could I forget the vision that God had given me as a young adult? How could I ignore my passion and deny someone water for their thirst? Thank God for friends who encouraged me to not operate in fear. At the end, I recognized how lame it was for me to focus on all the negative and not the positive.

Now that I am over my fear (and myself) I have flourished. I've gotten countless comments and encouraging emails. People have emailed me to let me know that something I said encouraged them or helped them in some sort of way. I've gotten comments that are so sweet and I've also gotten advice (which is priceless).
Are you in place where you've forgotten what you came here for? Ask yourself this; what am I gaining by not doing what’s on my heart to do? 

17 comments:

  1. this is so beautiful. thank you for sharing I've been re-reading quotes from Paulo Coelho's book The Alchemist “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
    Just like you I've set my heart on my dream and I am letting fear sit aside and watch me flourish :)

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    1. Thank you Toi! I love your blog. Keep doing what your doing! Be blessed!

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  2. That was wonderful Jessica! Keep writing, it is so graceful and truthful, which is what We the people need. I can understand what you mean about being real and in the process people are being hurt. That is something I struggle with as well and after reading this I do not feel like its just me and understand that some people need to hear the real as it can push them to their next level. Thank you for this blog today, it redirected me to my purpose. God Bless you and have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you Kasey for your kind works. Keep being an encourager! Your great at it!

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  3. Happen to me all the time. Beautiful post, Jessie. It's a great reminder to me and others. Self-doubt and fear can become an obstacle to success. But fear can also be a blessing when it raises its flag of caution so we pause and study a situation.

    Regards,
    Honeybee
    http://herweightlossdiary.blogspot.com

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    1. You are so right Honeybee! We do have to listen to out intuition. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  4. Hey...it happens! I would say that my struggle is the fact that people are actually reading my blog now and some of these people are people I know and see often. So, because of that, I tend not to blog about things that I want to blog about! That kind of sucks, but I feel like my blog allows me to express myself in other avenues so it kind of evens out.

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    1. You are so right. people i know are reading and don't want any ill will towards me. I have decided to step out of the box and take chances though. So you will see some bold pieces soon!

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  5. Hey, I love this post! I was reading something on Instagram about not being afraid to do what God tells us to do disobedience is a sin and fear shows lack of faith. Well, he told me to post my testimony. I'm kind of afraid to post if because of what people might might say or how they might feel. I don't really have many readers for my blog so I guess I shouldn't be worried...lol. Anywho, I have a love for writing and I'm writing a book. I know that once I'm diligent and put myself out there I will, like you said...flourish. INSPIRING...LOVE IT! OH, and I'd love it if you'd follow my blog www.msjrivers.blogspot.com God Bless!!

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    1. Thank you AJ! I Look forward to reading your post and being one of your followers!

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  6. Your post was very inspirational and like you, I too had to watch myself because I was operating in a spirit of fear. But then I had to recall that He does not give us "a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7.

    I had to refocus my attention on my purpose for blogging as well. And I will wait and see what unfolds.

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    1. Thank you Michelle!I love that verse. Have a blessed weekend!

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  7. I literally love your attitude to life. Really positive and real. Keep it up! :)

    www.sittingwitty.com

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  8. I am so guilty of letting fear stop me, and I feel that I've missed great opportunities because of it. Thanks so much for this post I needed the push and the reminder to not let fear run my life.

    Your new follower,
    Ashley

    please check out my blog! www.ashleyblogpraylove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Ashley! I enjoyed your blog!

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  9. I can relate to this cuz this is exactly how i have been feeling the last couple of weeks. But I'm finding my way by the grace of God and you will too. Thanks for sharing, I know that you helped me. Thanks for being a blessing :)

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