Have you ever been asked, “What is your passion?” or “What motivates you to get out of bed every day?” or as my husband always asks, “How do you make a difference in the world every day?” I particularly like the third question because it causes people to pause and reflect. Some answer quickly, but many fumble.
I know the fumbling all too well; I struggled to answer that question for years. Most days I went to my corporate-type job knowing, feeling, that intrinsic value was missing. What I did never felt important. The people were definitely important, so I put my focus on them, but the work in many ways felt meaningless.
After years of frustration and sincerely seeking God for my personal passion and drive, He placed Discovering Me, an inspirational blog, in my heart as my expression of making a difference in the world every day.
I have always cared deeply for people. I want to soothe their pain, dry their tears, be a listening ear, be a shoulder to lean on, give an encouraging word, or my personal favorite, cause an eruption of laughter. My hope is that Discovering Me can be a door of opportunity God can open to help women discover their personal “me” while learning how to be comfortable not only in their skin, but in their heart, mind, and spirit.
My personal and professional journey has taken many twists in the last couple of years. I am certainly not where I thought I might be, but I am exactly where God intended for me to be. I am still on my own path of discovery and learning how to be, and as I walk along I seek to bring others with me.
So let me ask, “How do you make a difference in the world every day?” I would love to hear your story. Please comment below. And if you don’t know how you make a difference, I hope through my writing I can help you answer this question. I promise you are making a difference every day even if you aren’t able to see it.