What fires you up? What really gets you motivated? What drives you? Are you living with purpose?
These are questions I continue to ask myself as I walk through the many stages of this life. One thing I know for sure is that I love The Lord. I was created and placed on this earth with a purpose He intended. Living anything but that is futile and without purpose.
We used to have a store-bought, metal fire pit. It was pretty when we first bought it, but it wasn’t long after we purchased it that the weather cover began to become worn, and before we knew it the fire pit rusted out. Honestly, it was probably a waste of our money. I can count on two hands how many times we used it in the several years that we had it. It just didn’t last long in the weather, and of course by not taking proper care of it and not using it as often as we could, we robbed it of its purpose.
My sweet husband and son recently built a new fire pit for our backyard. It’s sturdy, made of virtually weather-proof stone. Using it has been enjoyable, and we’ve already planned to put it to good use entertaining over the summer months, and we look forward to using it even more in the fall and winter. I’m not bragging about our fire pit, but simply stating my gratefulness for it and it’s purpose.
Most of us don’t like to self-promote or boast, but we must agree through the reading of God’s Word that He has blessed us with gifts and talents. He has awakened in us things that we love to do, things that make our spirits come alive.
One of the passions He has given me is compassion for others. I care deeply about the spiritual and physical well-being of other people, so deeply that at times that love gets me in trouble. Even though I mean well, words I intend to be helpful or insightful end up coming out critical. On a pretty regular basis, I feel like I have my wide, size 7.5 foot in my mouth.
Of course, the longer I walk with Jesus the less that happens but it does still happen. In fact, I believe sometimes it is the enemy making me feel that way just because He wants me to keep my mouth shut. Other times I just need to think about the phrasing and passion behind what I say. If I spent a little more time thinking about it, I’d probably filter my words and they’d sound a little better to the listening ear.
Wellness is a huge part of my life. If you don’t know my story, you can read about it here, here, and here. I know the journey of being physically, mentally, and spiritually weary–sick and tired of being sick and tired. I just cannot bear to watch others travel the path I’ve traveled, and I know many who are in much worse shape than I ever thought possible. It breaks my heart! It gets me fired up!
The Lord has placed on my heart the mission and ministry of helping others heal. I am far from knowing everything, but He has given me a great deal of wisdom, and I have some experience on this journey.
I’m passionate about fulfilling that calling. After everything I have been through, and all that my family has seen me endure, I don’t want any of that pain to be in vain. God will and is creating something new and good out of it for His glory and the good of the people He loves.
Not only do I want to help my readers and friends on this journey, but I want my family to benefit from it. I want the history of health to change for my children, my grandchildren, and generations to come. Through the wellness and lifestyle changes I am implementing in my life and the lives of my children, we can turn off the genetics that cause chronic illness, hypothyroidism, leaky gut, cancer, heart disease, and more.
Getting fired up shapes your life and everyone you encounter along the way. God gifted us to be a beacon to others, to shine His light, to glorify Him.
That’s the purpose for which I live.
That’s what drives me every day.
That is what motivates me.
That is what fires me up!
Are you ready to make some changes? Are you ready to live an intentional and purpose-filled life? What fires you up?