What Drives You (When will you know?)

          When was the last time you asked yourself the question, what am I driven to do in this life? Have you ever? There are so many of us living a day in and day out life style, without any regard to what we are doing; or feel as though we belong in that particular setting. So what happens on the day that we wake up and no longer like what we do, if we even liked what we did in the first place, or when we find that we have become stagnant in our everyday life focus. Well we must than refocus on what is important to us.
                The journey we are set out to have was not set up by us, but it is driven, by us, as the individual? We are fully responsible in our lives to become who we are through our actions and choices we make. Though this may be true to every extent of the thought, often times, I have seen others think that they will not be effected by their actions, as though there is some sort of entitlement they are deserving of.
                You see, my journey was filled with always wanting so much more than what I had, without regard to ones around me. I didn't care about who I hurt, or what was going to occur by the outcome of my actions. This made me fully responsible for the negative outcomes that eventually did occurred when they caught up to me.
                So again, what are you driven to do in this life? For me it was so much to have others like me, and it was not until I started living a life of faith, that I found I no longer live for myself; but to help others, to watch them grow and become successful. This is what drives me, something that I have always felt a calling for, unfortunately I never knew it, until life drastically changed.
                When we are driven to do things, sometimes it is when we least expect it. As my example goes, it is when my career was turned on its head, and I almost lost it, along with my family. “Well NOW it is all over” is what I said to myself. It is, at the moment of the epiphany, when many realize that we are responsible for what happens, and they finally take on the weight of accountability.
                Today I am driven by knowing that I am just a vessel used for greater needs, through mentoring, coaching, and teaching others. What can this life be like with great leaders by our side, and by following a faith that does not leave others behind, as we are to love one another.
In Matthew 8:23-27 (NIV) Jesus was called to calm the storm. I relate to this because it was when I felt as though I needed a calling the most, was when I then realized that he was already on my side. It reads:
“3 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” 26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

This was the moment that if I only took a look in the mirror and put my faith into something greater than I, then maybe, just maybe I would not have to worry so much.
So many people think they are put on this earth for one thing only, but in the end find out that it was something totally different. Have you even thought about this question? What does it mean? When was the last time you sat down and wrote down your life plan? I was never asked this question while in school. Most of the time it was “what do you want to be when you grow up?” and now that I am grown up, I still didn't have much of a clue.
The only thing I do know is that with having leaders, mentors, and mentees, on my side, I have been able to start deciphering and clearing my mind of all the clutter and focus on one thing that is my calling. Helping others grow in life, since I have been through it all already. From addiction to jail, you name it I may have been there; but I see clearly that I am called to serve others that need it more than I do.
So again, what are you driven to do in this life? For me it was so much to having others like me, and it was not until I started living a life of faith that I found I no longer live for myself but to help others, watch them grow and become successful. My question to you is, how can I help you?

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