Although the title of this posts suggests, the actual text within this post has nothing to do with red boots. The photos do, but the text does not. Sometimes I like to share an outfit with you and really make no comments about it. I mean, you can see the photos yourself. I don’t really need to ‘splain myself. Right? Right.
So, I was reading my daily devotional yesterday and read this scripture:
“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” -Philippians 3:12
Then, somehow later that day, I came across this quote:
“The harder I work, the luckier I get.” -Samuel Goldwyn
I have goals. Lots of them. I have ideas. Lots of them. I have dreams. Lots of them. But ultimately, through those goals and ideas and dreams, I’m trying to sift through and figure out what is it exactly God put me on this earth to do?
I truly believe, within my heart of hearts, that we were all made for a purpose. We are all here with gifts and talents – and we should use them for good. Some people have a “calling.”
I’ve talked a lot on this blog about my struggle to find my real purpose or figure out what God has “called” me to do. And I guess it’s just been on my mind a lot lately – not for any particular reason.
And maybe that’s the nudge of the Holy Spirit saying, “Okay, I’m up here trying to point you in the right direction, but there you are being all stubborn and whatnot totally ignoring me.” Of course I’m not ignoring Him, my ears are just clogged. Or something.
Anyway, I guess what I’m trying to say through ALL this rambling is, I don’t think there’s ever going to be a clear message from above saying, “Go, child. Do this. Exactly this. And nothing else.” You know, whatever that may be. But, I do think that those goals, ideas, dreams, nudges, “tugs” from the Holy Spirit, or whatever you want to call them, are the channels that look towards our ultimate vision. That vision may not totally be clear, but it’s there and we can see it – albeit fuzzy, but we’re starting to make it out.
But it’s not going to just happen. We’ve got to press on. We’ve got to keep working harder than the next guy. We’ve got to keep getting better. We’ve got to keep making mistakes and getting back up. Because eventually, the vision becomes clearer and we reach our destination.
Was that too deep for a Thursday?
Anyway. If you’ve made it this far, there’s a reward for you here at the end…
So I sort of fibbed when I said that the text had NOTHING to do with the red boots, because this section kind of does. Y’all know how much I LOVE my Shyanne boots from Boot Barn. I wear them a lot. Like, a lot. Well, there’s a PRETTY sweet giveaway – a $150 shopping spree to BOOT BARN, to be exact, happening on my Facebook page. Yeah, it’s a Facebook exclusive. So, check it out!