Tuesday, June 26, 2012


I've been in quite a few conversations (mostly with myself - LOL) in the past months about this topic, and after watching Tyler Perry's movie Good Deeds, I decided to blog about it. 

As I get older, become more comfortable with who I am and what I believe, I'm learning that I have some very solid opinions about what I want for my life. 

I realize that I want to #LIVE.  Period. 
I want to #LIVE the way that God intended for me to live; whatever that means.
I think everyone is entitled to finding their God-intended life.

I'll tell you...
Day in and day out, I see people.
They appear to have it ALL (appearances can be tricky).  
You know...the "ALL" that society says they should have?
The cookie cutter husband/wife with the matching kids, nice house in a nice, quiet neighborhood, nice luxury car(s), and a pretty good job.  OR, they're living the "single" life...driving their hot car, wearing the latest Louboutins (aka Red Bottoms), dating the "perfect" guy/girl who fits their image, and in a constant race to get ahead. 

But then, I SEE them. I mean, I really SEE them.  I SEE who they really are behind the appearance.  They're miserable.  They're unhappy, unfulfilled and don't have a clue about what they're here for.  Sometimes, I end up talking with them and find out that what I saw was true.

They've somehow accepted that they must "live the life."  They must live the life that this society says they're supposed to live.  They aren't the least bit excited about their purpose (or finding it); they don't know where their lives are headed; and are generally disconnected from their dreams.  They're not in love with their spouse because they married for the wrong reasons.  They can't find fulfillment in their relationships because they're stuck on lists of superficial qualities.  They don't understand their children because they're too busy trying to give them things instead of love, time and attention.  And, they are miserable trying to afford all the STUFF that defines them.  Their daily existence is, in general, a routine bore.  They get up and go to work at the same time, go home, sit in front of the tv, watch the same shows, go to the same restaurants, hangout spots, take the same vacations, do the same activites...blah, blah, blah.

I don't want that.  I want to #LIVE.
I'm not saying that if you're blessed to have all the nice things I mentioned earlier that you aren't LIVING.  You very well might be.  But, be careful.  Be careful not to lose the individuality that God attached to you, your gifts and your destiny in all that STUFF. 
Don't apply society's template to your life's purpose. 

Find your God-intended life and the way He wants you to #LIVE it. 
If you don't know how, check out what Matthew 7:7 says:

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

Ask, Seek, Knock. #LIVE


embrace new growth. 
...spirit, mind, & follicle.