Why you need to live your why
Life is a journey. Each step of the way can be unpredictable. Things that once seemed certain can be called into question in a matter of moments. Knowing your why won’t make life easy; it might make it challenging. People often retreat from living their whys and run back to a less-challenging (and less-rewarding) way of life.
This reminds me of the biblical story of Joshua. The Israelites were camped on the eastern bank of the Jordan River with the Promised Land in sight. Throughout their forty year journey from Egypt, they had been eating manna, a flake-like substance that fell overnight and was gathered in the mornings. They used it to make bread, but there wasn’t a lot they could do with it. The menu each day looked the same. It was dependable, predictable, and boring.
That description might fit your life. Maybe you are in a situation that is dependable, predictable, and boring. You’re like an accomplished chef among the Israelites—you know your potential but the opportunities aren’t there.
When Moses died, Joshua took over the leadership of the Israelites and they were given permission to move across the Jordan River and into the land they had been promised.
Once on the other side, the Israelites tasted the produce of the land, unleavened bread, and roasted grains. On that day, the manna ended and the chefs among the crowd came to life.
Pursuing your why is a journey from the days of manna to the days of produce and roasted grain. Some might decide they like the manna. That’s their choice. You, however, don’t have to accept a mediocre form way of life. You were put here for a reason. The world is waiting for you to leave behind complacency and embrace purpose. The world needs you to live your why! Think about it.
What keeps you from embracing your purpose in life? When will you get out of your rut?