You Only Get the "A"
As a person who who is approaching her one-year anniversary (June 1) of being a full-time small business owner, I can tell you it's been a journey of joy. Yes, there are and have been challenges along the way, but even they pale in comparison to the freedom and fulfillment gained in pursuing my destiny.
Was I born knowing what my destiny would be? No
Do I know in totality the path my destiny will take me? No.
I just know there is something great out there for me to do in the service of others be it my family, friends, acquaintances, or strangers. As I move forward, the picture gets clearer and the pieces start to come together.
In a service some years ago the preacher said God's mathematics looks like this: A + B + C = D and God only gives you the "A".
This equation is played out beautifully in one of my favorite movies, The Last Samurai, starring Tom Cruise as Capt. Nathan Algren and Ken Watanabe as Katsumoto, the Samuari leader. In the movie the two gentleman are having a conversation that goes something like this:
Katsumoto: Can a man change his destiny?
Capt. Algren: I believe a man does what he can until his destiny is revealed to him.
This is so poweful to me. I encourage you to do what you can each day and step by step you will discover your destiny is revealed as you move forward.
Make Your Mark
Plan it. Pursue it. Possess it.