It wasn’t me, it was Him.

During C19 and the Pandemic, I created Purpose Principles Passion podcast, youtube channel, articles, and book(s) to be released to encourage, inspire, educate, comfort, and motivate others while helping myself be more accountable. It is the part of my personal mission/purpose statement of “To pour as much love and wisdom into my children as possible, and make a positive impact in the lives of others for the Cause of Christ.”

However, am I always positive, motivated, or claim to have it all together? I am not, and do not. Just like most anyone whom has a few years of life behind them, I have been hurt, betrayed, cheated on, lied to, stolen from, worried, fearful, and endured immense pain, not all being physical. (I still have some pain, almost daily, but some days are better than other days.) There have been times I have suffered from so much immense pain that it didn’t just hurt to breathe, it hurt to simply exist. I have had days, and experiences, that I wanted to throw in the towel. When I have shared more details of my life’s story, I have had others find it difficult to hear, very hard to believe, and wondered how in the world that I pushed forward and moved on.

My answer, it wasn’t me, it was Him. When I had my faith shook to it’s core, near death experiences, immense loss, adversity, set-backs…, it had to be the Holy Spirit whispering, “I am still here“. It had to be true non fair weather Christian friends and family whom never gave up on me, even when I didn’t want to accept it, or hear it. It was the unconditional love I had, and still have, for my children. It was something at the center of my core that had to be re-awakened that is what I now call, and others have called, G.R.I.T. (Guts, Resilience, Initiative, Tenacity)

I strive to be grateful, positive, encouraging, and inspiring. However, some days, my humanity and human emotions cause me to not be as much of those things. This is when I, and we, must recognize that is the tool of the enemy, the adversary, and fear, and doubt are also his tools. We must remember that for every temptation, God has provided a way out, and being ungrateful, negative, fearful, doubtful, and uninspiring are also temptations, traps, and prisons.

If you woke up this morning, be grateful, as there are many whom did not. If you have a roof over your head, running water, and food in the fridge, be grateful as there are many whom do not and you are among the more wealthy than the average of the world. If you have a true non fair weather friend, be grateful, appreciate that friend, continue to nurture that relationship. True non fair weather friends are hard to come by, and they are priceless.

Maybe you are in pain, maybe you lost your job, maybe you are struggling to make rent, maybe you are handicapped, have a disability, or an illness. Maybe you have not found true love…; be thankful, count and leverage what you do have for the good of yourself and others. As my brother had said, “play the hand your dealt, and play it well.

Below is a bible verse that was shared with me during a very difficult time in my life, and a fellow believer was inspired by it, and said it reminded them of me, and that it may inspire me as I was doing my best to play with the hand I was dealt at the time:

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” – Philippines 4:12-20

I share some of my own personal experiences, and testimonials in my writings, and media channels on Purpose Principles Passion, and I also invite others to share theirs. So when I share my real life stories, and people ask me how I made it through, how did I do it? I say, it wasn’t me, I couldn’t have did it on my own, it was by God, and Him working through others whom loved me. Therefore I try to share this type of to encouragement, inspiration, education, knowledge, and motivate others to be the best they can be, and even if it is just a little bit better than the day before. To know they are never alone, and unloved in the world, with God. That a seemingly present darkness, will not last. That tomorrow is a brand new day of fresh opportunities and adventure. That they can be part of something so much bigger than themselves. That they are important miraculous creations, that they matter, and that they can make a positive impact in their own lives and others.

Join me on Purpose Principles Passion, and together let’s learn to, and make a positive impact in our lives, and the lives of others and live our legacy today.

You can easily find my digital content in any search engine. Most have the lion with a 24 watermark, and/or my avatar on a bike. If you cannot find my podcast, youtube channel, articles, blogsite, twitter, simply ping me and I would be delighted to share them with you. Make sure to subscribe, like, comment, and share it. Thank you.

Be grateful, be healthy, be happy.

and run your race with perseverance, and finish well

Hebrews 12:1-3

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.”

About DW

Living out my Ikigai and helping others find theirs which consists of launching life with purpose, navigating with principles, and exploring with passion!
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