Your Path to Success has Purpose - Even if it Sucks
I've been coming to grips lately with the fact that I have some issues I need to work out. Just personal, confidence, worthiness, type of stuff. As a believer, I know I'm a child of God and I know I mean the world to Him, but sometimes certain struggles we go through gets you thinking, gets you questioning.
I know better than to question God, really I do....but - yeah there's a but, lol. I can't be the only one. So in my little moment of despair, I cried out to God (literally) and the answer He gave me was a reminder of the quote
Broken crayons still colour.
I've heard this quote before, seen it on social media and given it a thumbs up, a like, a what-have-you, but I'm not sure I really took it in the way I did recently. See, even though I'm not where I want to be it doesn't mean I can't have an impact. Even though I don't have a thousand followers, it doesn't mean I can't make a change. I still function as a person, as a mom, a black girl, an entrepreneur, even if my platform isn't the Rockefeller Centre.
Other women's success furthermore is no reflection whatsoever on my abilities and accomplishments. Also realizing that a lot of the times I've stood in my own way, I've felt annoyed that my personality isn't that of so-and-so whereby I can more easily get over it, or not care, not be phased, or have the self-confidence to ensure a rapid journey. However, I thank God that though I may have been "slow", my determination, aka stubbornness, will ensure that I will get there. Wherever "there" is. I'm sure you've heard that success isn't a destination but a journey, so missing out on what can be done now because all our focus is on what we want to do in the future, literally makes no sense.
As we pursue our dreams and passions, we shouldn't feel that the beginning stages of our journey are meaningless. However frustrating it may be, we still have a purpose in the midst of our trials. Beyond not despising the days of small beginnings, we actually need to realize that they are necessary. Whatever the reason is for our path being forged the way it is, even if it sucks, it's necessary to the impact we will have and currently do have.