I sleep an average of 4 hours a day. The only time I’m alone is in the shower. My breasts are now the size of cantaloupes because they're supplying an all-you-can-eat buffet to a newborn. If you get close, I always faintly smell like baby’s breath (aka milk). My biceps are always slightly sore because I carry another human being between my bosom majority of the day. Is it crazy to say that through what appears to be my misery, I’m the happiest I have ever been?
This is a bit odd for me to grasp. So many less desirable things are now part of my life yet I am filled with appreciation, joy, and excitement. After pondering on this fact, it dawns on me that purpose is what has given me this outlook.
Purpose has the power to drive you and bring out the best in you.
Purpose makes you hopeful, causes you to find solutions, makes you think about life in a way you have not previously.
When we are trying to succeed at anything in life there has to be something that pulls us to do the hard, messy, disgusting, disturbing, and exhausting things. We must look past what is unfolding in the present and see the future is brighter, greater, and near. Purpose has the power to change our mentality and once that is done, there is nothing that can hold us back from our desires.
As a new mom I had no idea how a child would impact my life. I thought that I could have my same life and I would maneuver him where need be. Silly me. Since the day he stepped foot out my uterus, my purpose has strengthened, expanded, and transformed. When you find your purpose, an authentic reason for doing what you need to do in this life, challenges will be seen as opportunities, setbacks will turn into stepping stools, changes will bring a sense of sweet novelty to your mundane routine. People can swear their circumstances are what holds them back. The truth is, a poor attitude keeps you defeated, stagnant, and in despair. Changing the way you view your circumstances allows you to persevere until you reach the other side because a brighter day is due to come – it always does.
Don’t allow the aches and pains of growth to defeat you. Understand the purpose and power behind the pain. Understand this transformation will catapult you to a better tomorrow. Know that this mentality will only set you free.