Posts tagged Purpose
Remember the dream

Remember the dream. Remember the night you first believed maybe, just maybe, it might come together. Maybe, just maybe this is something worth pursuing. Because even though it may take time to come together, in this current season you will come to know: you have not dreamed a weightless, fleeting dream but one that requires slow and steady growth. Hold onto this. Because the truth is, things may happen a little differently than you were expecting, and you may find yourself watching others walk into the seasons you were praying for, but none of that will take anything away from the beautiful things that are still in store. You may find you have to take the longer, scenic route but it will not be without the view of the hills, rivers, and lakes that remind you: in this big world, there is still a place for you. There is still room for you. So remember the dream. Then, lift it up. Lift it high off the ground. Lift it high off of the timeline you assigned it to and believe with all you have, there is still more to you. There is more to this dream, there is more to this journey. And things may not look like you thought they would, but you can do so many small, meaningful things for good and along the way,  they will remind you why you dreamed this dream in the first place. Because one day, it will all add up and you find yourself standing in a library, built tall of every beautiful, honest thing you ever made, and then? You will only keep dreaming, creating, making, giving...and inspiring others to do the same. You have permission to do that. You have permission to work for that. You have permission to remember the dream. — MHN

Just in case no one has told you lately, it’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out.

Just in case no one has told you lately, it’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out. It’s okay if you are still learning how to breathe while making it through the wilderness of things.

I’m not sure what things you have been told lately or what pressure you have been made to feel, but above all of that, there is room for you to still find peace in knowing: it’s okay it’s if you’re not where you thought you would be right now. It’s okay if you’re still figuring things out when everyone else already seems to have their plans in place. The reason why this is okay is because no matter how far productivity takes you, it does not equal joy and fulfillment in life.

There’s nothing wrong with getting things done, but it’s not the way to measure your growth in life. Instead, take a look at your inner life. Take a look at the ways you have grown in patience. Notice the ways you have learned to be gentle and extend grace...even when it seemed impossible. Remember the time you did something kind and didn’t take the credit? Remember the season where you made a conscious decision to begin the journey of letting something go? No matter what things you don’t have figured out, it’s those inner things that make all of the difference, no matter what lies ahead.

Keep giving your all and making the most of everyday, but don’t think less of yourself when you have to be still and wait. It’s okay to not have it all figured out, and to still be growing in wisdom and in grace at the same time.

MHN

For the highs and lows

for the highs and lows

and moments between,

mountains and valleys,

rivers and streams,

for where you are now,

and where you will go,

for "I've always known"

and "I told you so,"

for "nothing is happening,"

and "all has gone wrong,"

it is here on this journey

you will learn to be strong.

you will get where you're going,

landing where you belong.

- Morgan Harper Nichols

You were made for chasing oceans.

You were made for chasing oceans. You were made to brave the deep. You were made for the adventure of learning who you were made to be. For every fiber of your being is woven with endless Light that burns like fire through your darkness, like stars on silent nights.

And you have always known this since the days of your youth. And all of these years later, you live out this truth:

There is so much more to me.

Far beyond what I can see

So I will keep on chasing the depth,

For I am far from finished yet.

— MHN