My eyes popped wide open and I instantly heard Him speak. His tone was one of clarity and demand of my attention. You know the tone that is reached when someone has been waiting for months for something to manifest? That tone of urgency, expectation and passion. That’s the tone I got.
Everyone is on a quest to find what they're meant to do in life. Typically we are all searching for our purpose and exactly what we were put on this earth to do. It is an exciting topic that can seem so scary and exhilarating all at once. Finding and fulfilling our purpose may possibly be one of our greatest things in life to accomplish.
What if I told you that we all have the same purpose? Most of you will be like, she's lost it, but hang with me for a second. What if we all have the same purpose, but a different assignment? Our "why" is all the same, but our "how" may look different.
So then what exactly is our purpose? I am sure there are a variety of answers that can be placed here, but I would argue that it's simple. Our purpose is Jesus, plain and simple. Some of you are probably like well that's pretty cliche, but it's not. If we all have the same purpose, to live for Him, glorify Him and lead others to Him, then we in fact are fulfilling our purpose in Him!
This is where the assignment thing comes into play. While we all have the same purpose, Jesus, we all have a unique assignment that is centered in on Him. Our assignment is the "How" we live for Him, glorify Him, and lead others to Him. Whether it be an occupation as a teacher or an actor, our purpose remains the same, our "how" just becomes different.
For me, this brings a sense of peace and takes the pressure off of finding just exactly what it is I was sent here to do. When I go after my purpose, Jesus, I find my assignment. He is after all, the All in All, the Author and the Finisher of our Faith and ultimately the Creator of each and everyone of us. When we go after Him, it is there that we find our assignment for this earth.
If you are in search of your purpose look no further because He is here and He wants YOU! He wants to know and love you beyond what you could ask or think. Surrendering to him and following Him will take you on a purpose driven adventure that will exceed all that you could ask or think.
If you are in search of your assignment or maybe even looking to redefine yours, seek Him! Surrender your life to Him and dive into His word! Look around at the skills and passions that He so carefully designed and gave specifically to you. Our assignments are often times so clear, but we overlook them because we are looking for it in it's fullest form, rather than it's seed form.
Once you find your assignment, surround yourself with people that will mentor you, help you and connect you! Devote your time to your passion and give it all that you have! Don't wait another second to live the life that you were intended to live!
Your purpose driven life awaits you, are you ready?
It's no secret that America has had a tough couple of weeks. Innocent lives have been lost and finally I think that we have had enough. I have tried to write so many blogs concerning the topic and I just couldn't seem to find the words to say. My heart aches. I mourn with those who mourn and my heart's cry is for change.
When I started tossing around the idea of this blog I wasn’t going to address this issue. Then I realized that there are so many that, while they may not have my exact experience, can relate to it so deeply. I knew I had to share. I will touch on different aspects more throughout the blog concerning this topic and all of the aspects that come with it. So I am going to be real, super real, in hopes of reaching real people. Those that are close to me, know I’m a little bit oniony (may or may not be a real word but just roll with it). I’m “oniony” in the fact that you’ve got to go through layers to get to the core of who I am. Y’all, I get it from my momma, so it just comes naturally. With that being said, transparency here I come….
Growing up I was always a rule follower. The only thing I got in trouble for in school was talking too much, I couldn’t resist, I’m a social butterfly. I obviously wasn’t perfect, but I surely tried to make the right choices, follow after God and live an honest, good life. I never had a hell to heaven testimony. I was born into the world of Jesus and embraced it whole-heartedly. I graduated high school, went to college, traveled with my mom to minister in numerous states and married my high school sweetheart. I did it all right, right?
“It’s just a shocker because you’re Kaylee Walker and you’re divorced. That’s just something we never thought you’d be.” I heard almost those exact words from multiple people when the news of my divorce broke out. My inner voice was always screaming a million thoughts of mixed emotions full of insecurities, anger, hurt and devastation. I was the girl that followed all of those rules and after almost two years of marriage, it was over.
On this side of it I can say, what a humbling experience. I may not have had a hell to heaven testimony but I still needed the same grace of God that every other human needs. I learned what it was like to have my perfect little life turned upside down. It opened my eyes to a whole new faith in God that I had never experienced before. It doesn’t matter who you are, or how many “right” choices you make, you need Jesus. It’s just that plain and simple.
I say it was a humbling experience because I was so caught up in people’s perception of me and my “perfect” little life. With a divorce, all eyes were on me and not in good way. For the first time I had “failed” at life and I felt like I couldn’t come back from it. I felt like I’d never be good enough or achieve on a higher level because of it. I thought because of my relationship status, my life would never amount to its fullest potential. Ew, right? Right.
Then I realized that I was letting a mistake of my past shackle the potential of my future. At what point did my mistakes, out weight the mercy of God? He is gracious and forgiving, so why wasn’t I allowing Him to be in my life? I finally grasped the thought, that in order to move on in my God designed future, I had to let go of my past. My past couldn’t define my future, Jesus had to.
So here I am today, liberated from the bondage of a sad time from my past. I am so much more than a girl that got a divorce. I am a child of the Most High God. I am forgiven and chosen in Him. I am forgiven and set apart for such a time as this. I am a woman that allows the work at the cross to be applied in her life. I am more than my past, because my Savior took care of that. I had to quit viewing myself as that mistake, and see myself for much more.
I tell all of that in hopes that anything that is defining you, other than who you truly are, will be rid from you. Stop beating yourself up over something you cannot change. Instead change what you can; what defines you and your future. Let go of the thoughts that you can’t or won’t be who you were made to be because of something that you’ve done or that has happened to you. You were made for more than that! Use whatever bound you to your past as a stepping stone for what is in store for you. @@It is so freeing to know that I am not defined by my past, but instead by the one who holds my future.@@
When life gives you lemons… you know the rest. But what about when life throws you some hand-grenades? Sometimes life can feel like an uphill battle. You’d gladly take those lemons life used to offer, because you’re tired, thirsty and lemonade would be oh so refreshing. What do we do when life goes beyond the sour patches into those war-zones?
From day one I've wanted to be grown up. I was always on the fast track to being grown and so at the age of 8 or 9 I was determined that I would wake up alone. I got an alarm clock and was going to start waking up alone. Oh what I would do to go back to the good ole days of someone waking me up instead of the sound of an alarm.