Did you grow up thinking you would move straight into your purpose but instead you’re feeling bound to one area in your life? Well I’m here to say you’re not by yourself . I’ve joined this adventure where I’m learning more about myself as well as gain better understanding of what God wants me to do. After graduating from college I noticed a trend with the jobs I accepted. The agenda of the job had similarities even the small detail of where I sat was all too familiar. In my current position my coworkers sit in the office part of lab while my cubicle is located in the actual lab surrounded by raw materials ( the ingredients listed on the back of your lotion, body wash, etc). When I first noticed this I said to myself, ” what a coincidence !” but is it a coincidence ? or is it the way you view the situation?
Without a doubt my passion is in dentistry so why am I getting skin care jobs? Could it be the best route to build my character ? Am I doing more in dentistry than I had imagined? Could the reason why I’m seated around raw materials be to spark creativity and curiosity? Since the past two months of discovering myself , I just started reading this awesome book called , Cure for The Common Life, by Max Lucado. It’s all about finding your purpose and even though I’m not finished reading I highly recommend! One of the things he mentioned that I wanted to share is finding your S.T.O.R.Y, here’s what I mean:
Strengths: What are your knacks? What do you do naturally where it’s hard for others?
Topic: Once you know your verb look for nouns. What objects do I like working with? Animals? people? This can be as abstract as an idea or concrete as fruit.
Optimal Conditions: What are the factors that trigger your motivation? Love to respond to a need? Motivated by problems? or predictable routine? clear defined structure or open ended possibilities?
Relationships: Think over your moments of success. How did you relate to people? working as a team or functioned better alone?
Yes: what makes you say you were made to do this?
It may take a few seconds to figure out your purpose while it takes others (including myself) a little while longer and that’s ok! Reflecting from your past up to your present takes time . No matter where you are currently know its not your resting place. You were created to do more than just one thing! We already have the tools we just have to perfect our skills before using them. Stay encouraged 🙂