God puts you in situations not for the reasons that you think

When I decided to have a day job, I thought my lesson was I needed to balance my idealistic self, my visions, to the practical.

It’s great that I trust in God’s providence. It’s great that I trust in Divine timing. It’s great that I feel abundant energetically. But I also need to balance it with doing the work.

Sometimes the opportunity is not the opportunity that we think it is. Sometimes we may need to get a day job to support our dream job, our passions, our mission.

My way of thinking is, other people like the greats are doing it. Like they have several side hustles and they are able to make it work.

Why can’t I do that?

Maybe that’s my lesson.

But it’s not.

What I learned from this experience is that, at least for this stage in my life, my gift, my path is really all about focus. Focused energy on my ONE thing.

(I’m not saying that the other paths are not good. I’m a big advocate of finding the path that best resonates with you because there is no cookie-cutter strategy. You have to find the path that works for you.)

I was put in this situation because I needed that affirmation, that validation.

For the longest time, I’ve felt so guilty.

I was following my passion but I feel like I’m letting my family down because I’m not able to fulfill my responsibilities to help out financially. This has been eating me up for the longest time.

But God was telling me through this situation:

“You can do it. If you choose to, you can do it. You’re able to find a day job, do the work really exceptionally, be rewarded financially…BUT it’s constricting for you, it doesn’t make you expand.

You’re not motivated by that. You’re not inspired by that. Other people are able to do it, they are driven by that necessity to make it work, to find something just to make things happen in a way, even if it’s not related to what they’re doing. They find drive in that. But you’re not that kind of person.

You are pulled by your mission. You are more expansive if you’re able to just work on what really lights you up and what sets your soul on fire. So follow your Inspiration.

And you don’t need to feel guilty. You just need to let it go because now you know. There is no other way. You have to make this work. You have to make this path work because the other alternative will make you miserable.”

This transcript is from a previously made video blog entry. More related entries to follow in the next several days. Stay tuned!

Check out lessons 2 and 3 here.

Check out lessons 4 and 5 here.

After reading, I’m curious to hear about your experience:

Can you think of a similar situation in your life wherein God put you in a situation not for the reasons that you may have thought at first? What came up for you during and after this situation?

Please feel free to leave your comment below. I look forward to reading them!

Peace, Love, and Light!

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