A few years ago after a visit with my gynecologist, I was informed that I had a lesion on my cervix with abnormal cells that were conducive to cancer growth. Hearing the news initially was not the easiest pill to swallow, however, eventually my faith and optimism began to kick in. While I was already optimistic, held healthy core beliefs around spirituality and wellness, and held an overall positive disposition in life, I was still maintaining a standard of living that was sub-par to my core beliefs. So although this seemingly bad news created a fair measure of anxiety – the measure of faith that had been bestowed to me, caused me to lift the standard of how I was living.
In the days and months following, I had made drastic life changes to my diet and I spent months seeking God’s face and direction on what to do with my life. In those sacred and life changing moments, I was reminded of what is truly important in this life. I was reminded that while our existence on Earth is not permanent, that we were not put here to merely exist.
And, when we have been called by God, we are not to adhere to the status quo, when we become comfortable within our environments, we do just that – conform. Scripture lays it out clearly for us, that we must not confirm to the patterns of the world, that we must renew our minds daily. The status quo is easy to follow, when our minds are not renewed.
This particular experience and many other negative experiences throughout my journey have caused me to level up. In other words, it reminded me of my mortality and re-ignited the idea that I have held for years, that even if I live to see a hundred years, life is way too short to live ordinary.
So therefore, the seemingly unfavorably things that happen to us, are not meant to destroy us, but rather they are devices to position us for purpose. The very thing or cause that we were created for is cultivated through those experiences. Life doesn’t just happen to us; life happens for us.
Therefore, our life circumstances should serve as a catalyst for change, the very thing(s) that propel us into purpose. So, as I take another step in the direction of my purpose, I want to help you do the same.
It is through this very experience that I have been prompted to use what God has given me, to coach other women into gaining clarity and direction to achieve quality of life, tap into their Spiritual gifts for ministry and their skills and talents to serve the world, for God’s glory.
The intent of the ‘Level-up On Purpose’ women’s workshop is to do just that!