I’ve been praying to the Lord for about more than a year now. I’ve been asking Him to guide me by revealing to me (in His own way) His plans for my life, my purpose. I’ve been told by my fiance to pray for it and so I did. Continuously.
And it’s funny, because the more I prayed for it, the more I worked for it. I read devotionals, books, articles, listened to podcasts, went to classes… I reflected based on what I’ve read and I feel like slowly, God is revealing some of His plans for me by allowing me to get to know myself better – by the desires He has planted into my heart, my passions, and the innate abilities He has generously showered me.
I have some inkling now of what I really love doing. Which is to create – art that inspires emotions, designs that spark joy, and the combination of art and words that teaches people (especially kids) about love and doing good.
I have some inkling of how I want to live my life – to live simply with my family (and extended family) but with the freedom to eat healthy and exercise, to pursue our passions, and to have meaningful experiences.
I want to practice minimalism as a lifestyle too. Capitalism has led so many people to live excessively or dream of living excessively. And this consumerism has also led us to become increasingly dissatisfied with our material posessions. Our focus on accumulating wealth for material possessions has led us to disregard the sustainability of our environment for future generations.
So far, this is my big picture. Simple but close to my heart. Simple and yet complex because the path to this vision is not the path most taken, and it will most likely not be the easiest one to take. It’s an unconventional path that I have yet to discover, learn from and actually live. It will be a path that I may have to make up along the way, tread slowly, take uturns, accelerate fast, make temporary stops, continue on and hopefully have some some moments of clarity and awakening.
This coming 1.5 years will be my bravest years ever. Because I will live it with intention towards this path. After this, maybe I may have to depart from the main road I’m in. Maybe I can tread on both. Maybe God has a totally different road to place before me but I have to find it still. Either way, pray for me. 😊🙏
Chapters of my life themes: