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Vanellope Von Schweetz of the movie, “Wreck it Ralph,” said something that has stayed with me ever since I’ve seen the movie…again…and again….and again (as you can tell I’m a fan).
I know I’m a racer, I can feel it in my code.
This statement is SO profound, not just for me but for all of us!
I so relate to this Vanellope here!
All of us have something that has been programmed in…a purpose…a passion…a goal…a dream…a reason!
Often times, we have “King Candy’s” (the guy who doesn’t want Vanellope to be a part of the game), running around trying to mess with our code. They can’t destroy us, but they can hinder us. They can slow us down.
But, even in the midst of being slowed down, they still can’t fully tear down that programming that’s built into us all that makes us say, “I know I’m purposed and made for something greater than me.”
I feel it in my code to write. I feel it in my code to help people. I feel it in my code to blog. I feel it in my code to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as a Christian and as a Minister.
There’s things in your life you gotta do! If you don’t, you’ll be unhappy. You’ll be unfulfilled. Ultimately, you just can’t help yourself!
Much like Vanellope, I agree with Jeremiah in Jeremiah 20:9, when he said this
“But if I say, “I will not mention his word
or speak anymore in his name,”
his word is in my heart like a fire,
a fire shut up in my bones.
I am weary of holding it in;
indeed, I cannot.(New International Version)
Whether you agree with me or not, at the end of the day, I gotta be me and I gotta be real!
After all, it’s all in my code!
About two years ago, I started this blog and didn’t have a clue as to what my true full-time calling in life was.
I knew some of the story but it was only half the story, a part of the story I didn’t get until now.
I love writing and blogging! Writing is huge to me…I get a kick out of sharing with you all! Hence why my dream is to be a full-time blogger and writer!
This is one of many, many big dreams I have!
Even now, I’m striving to grow this site to 200 views a day.
I know that wont be easy, but I’m pushing for this goal and hope you join me in making this site the place for a brain relaxer and thought provoking zone at the same time.
For the past few days I’ve been looking back (but not desiring to GO back per se).
I recall a few years ago, I was in tears, desperate to figure out what my true calling was. Deep down, I couldn’t figure it out and it drove me up the wall. I felt less of a man. I felt like I really wasted a lot of time trying to “be something” but not “doing anything.”
Those were all lies and I realized that this little funk period was part of the journey.
Now, I realize I’m living it. I’m really, genuinely living it.
I LOVE writing.
I LOVE blogging.
I LOVE drawing.
I LOVE preaching.
But, I know that I can’t just publish a book and expect to be a “New York Times Bestseller” in a week (though that would be boss). Yet, at the same time, a guy better hustle if he wants to be fully successful and reap benefits from earning his keep.
Perhaps we all have to have a moment of self-evaluation.
I look back and see that I had a lot of fears, doubts and a twenty-something’s attitude that “I knew ALL I was doing!”
I now humbly accept the fact that I was afraid of failure and that its okay…I don’t have to be a know-it-all.
I was off on Monday from work and I had this amazing plan!
I was going to write a ton and work on my book.
Unfortunately, I did other things on Monday. I just didn’t feel all that motivated to do anything. At the very least I wrote over a thousand words for a project that wasn’t even affiliated with my book.
But, I certainly paid for that, because on Tuesday morning I sat on a highway for 30 to 45 minutes maneuvering through sleet with a stream of traffic going at least 30 to 40 miles per hour!?
So I can go to work like all the other human beings and sit in a cubicle in front of two computer monitors for 8 hour straight!
I’m thankful for the job and for its current ability to drive me to do something greater, BUT, I was also reminded of my “WHY!”
All of this taught me a valuable lesson in preparation and maintaining focus.