Saturday, October 17, 2015

Overcoming Hardship in Your Life

The Train Ride of Life 

When I gaze out the train window and view the changing of the season I reflect upon the changes of my life in the last year.  The loss of my mother in a heart wrenching manner had a profound impact on my life. Her disease and her death has forever changed me and has left an emptiness that will never be filled. I also reflect on losing my dream job, a job that I had sought for so long. It is difficult to digest at times, but I have to believe that these changes will condition me and guide me to path of self-fulfillment and inner prosperity.

As the train moves towards the final destination I also think of my journey and what my final destination will look like.  Although my current destination is taking me to a new career path to financial security.  It is not taking me to the destination of self-fulfillment. Self-fulfillment does not pay the bills unfortunately.  Sometimes the path we are destined to follow, similar to the train, makes several stops along the way, but ultimately you reach your dream destination.  The caveat is you have to believe that you will reach your ultimate destination and understand that each stop along the journey may take longer than others.

I know now that I am overcoming the stop to hardship and believe that God’s plan is starting to take effect because I have faith that he is doing so. I have landed an amazing job at a reputable company, but believe this is another stop to my ultimate destination. In just a short week ironically I have met two people that can help me establish my foundation to help homeless youths. One person has had experience seeking funding from the government (specifically for youths) in the tune of 4.8 million dollars and is willing to assist me to get funding for my foundation.  The other person I met has a daughter whom is a psychologist that specializes with youths and is currently volunteering in the city.

Is this coincidence? I do not think so. The plan is starting to take place all on its own without even looking for it because my faith has led me there. I did not magically think of helping others, this was a calling a true calling when my mother was ill.  I was blessed to have this calling and although there may some turbulence and noise and by noise I mean all the naysayers I will continue to persevere.  Sometimes it so easy to give up because the plan does not come together overnight, but as long as you continue to move forward with belief and faith it will happen when it is meant to.

As the train reaches its final destination each day I have belief that I will to soon reach mine very soon as well. Never give up on your dreams move forward and know that they will not magically just happen without faith.  God has a plan for you, but be patient he wants the best for you!