Aloha everyone! I definitely know I’ve been missing in action but I’ll just quickly try to feel comfortable after not posting in like forever lol.
I was watching Michael Blackson’s interview on the Breakfast Club some few days ago. So, Michael Blackson is a Ghanaian-born comedian in America and I’m a fan of his IG page (he’s a professional ‘roaster’ btw lol). In the interview, he was asked if he felt like he was lagging behind in the comedy industry and he answered by saying that when he came to the US at age 13, his dream was to get a job at McDonald’s so he could send $50 a month back to his family. He says everything he’s accomplished so far is a blessing as he sells out shows, lives a good life etc.
His answer got me thinking how many times we measure success based on what others have achieved. He stated clearly that it’s not his plan to be a Hollywood guy and for him he’s exactly where he wants to be. So he knows his why!
The countless number of times I’ve found myself seeing what others are achieving and feeling like I’m just playing in this life. Trust me, social media doesn’t even help the situation because everyone is just posting everything out there lol. But then, we have to know ourselves, our purpose and passion so we don’t easily get envious and sad when we look at the lives of other people. What better way to know ourselves than to get closer to God through His word and prayer. (tested and tried, btw).
In the same vein, we sometimes tend to expect people to follow our plan for them forgetting that every single person on this earth has a unique purpose. Just because you expect a friend or family member to be in a particular profession or rise along a certain pedestal, we end up forgetting that they have their personal why’s in life guiding their path in their career especially.
So, why don’t we spend some few minutes alone this week trying to know what our personal why is, what we are good at and telling God to reveal to us what He expects of us and to lead us day by day in His purpose. I guess that’s a good head start 😊