“What is your why?” This is a question everyone needs to answer for themselves. Why do we do what we do and say what we say are other questions we should ask ourselves. Is it to motivate, criticize, point out the obvious or just make a statement. Everyone has a purpose and a why but not everyone understands the motivation for their why.
Only recently, have I barely begun to answer the “why” question. I am not certain I fully understand my own answer either. I am still working through it. I know I always fall short of what I believe is my why: it is a daily work in progress. I will say that writing publicly as well as writing in my diary is essentially important to unraveling this complex answer to a one word question.
Some of the reasons that come to my answer of why are obvious to some of you who know me well: because I live to honor and glorify God; I want to share the good news of the Gospel; I want to live an abundant life and so much more. But other answers to my why are to share my life story and how it has shaped me and made me the woman I am today. I also have many gifts and talents that I want to share with the world to demonstrate how good life can be. Realizing the dream of performing stand-up comedy has been one of the greatest achievements of my life-time and there are many. I plan to write more about them in the future.
I write this blog because I want to connect with people and share my experiences. My why relational to your life and how we can find common ground in this very short life we live: to demonstrate commonality, encouragement, acceptance, and love is at the core of my soul. My desire is to plant seeds of hope in the hearts of those who read the words I write. But most of all, I pray that you will find peace in your spirit knowing that the same God that began a good work in me, is the same God that is working in you.
My why, I believe, is to live and breath for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All else is futile rubbish that will burn in the fire on the day I see Him face-to-face. Do I fully understand how to live this way, oh heavens no! I am realizing how short I fall from being all that I am to be in this life-time.
What is your why?