I will be the first to admit that I have not always wanted to see the purpose for my life. As a young boy through to my 30's, what I really wanted was the world's definition of success. I didn't want to see the truth of what I could be. I wanted to see what I could gain. By putting my focus on gaining in this world, I was losing all that a true vision actually held for me.
What I know now is that finding my fit, finding what I was truly designed for, the truth for my life, that is what I am looking for. That is what I want to see. When we are caught up in the trapping's of stuff, we have no vision for our lives. Our egos would have us believe that we must share the same definition of success. The Spirit sees the real world, though. It not only sees this other world, it desires to reveal it to us. It doesn't cost us anything. It is simply there for us to take hold of us. It has always been at the door of our hearts, waiting for us to let it in. When we are willing to let down the walls that we have put up because of our fears, we can step into the vision that was always intended for us. The following three steps will help you to see what was always there waiting for you.
Step 1: Let down your guard. People walk around with walls of protection around themselves. They are scared of what people will think, or of what they will be led to do. What if you were always meant to be an incredible writer, but you had always been an accountant? What if you were meant to be a great farmer, but you worked in retail? Until we are willing to go where the Spirit leads us, we are not going to be ready to see the vision for our lives. We have to stop trying to insulate ourselves from the truth that was intended for us and be open to leading of the Spirit. This openness is the first step in finding the destiny that stands before you.
Step 2: Open up your heart and your mind. The Spirit desires to show us what our lives could be. I think about how David, from the Bible, was nothing in his own mind until he was led by the Spirit to walk into greatness. I think about how Solomon was the wisest of men because he was open to the wisdom that God wanted to impart to him. I think about the people in this world that made the greatest impact, and I realize that they were the ones that were open to listen and focused on seeing.
Step 3: Cultivate your desire to see the truth. Napoleon Hill said that desire backed by definiteness of purpose was what would give you the faith that you needed to move mountains. Once we have let down our guard, opened our hearts and our minds, and determined that we will see, the truth will be revealed to us. Above all else, I want to see! Knowing that I desire this, a fire is lit under me that fuels my desire, turning it into true passion. I will fan the flames of passion to create action in all that I do.
The crazy thing is that it requires total commitment, but you suffer no loss, no sacrifice, and no distress when you pursue the truth. You find only freedom for what you do. You find only release in giving total commitment to your desire to see. I desire to see and I am willing to put that pursuit above all else. I know that the truth for my life is what will change my world. Consequently, those who want to see are the ones who do and those are the people who make the world a better place for everyone around them.
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.