I was having a conversation with a young lady who was depressed about the broken possibility of not achieving her dreams. She had been working so hard to save up money to accomplish her goals only to be confronted with several unforeseen obstacles that now made it seemingly impossible for her to get there.
She soon began to question if it was actually meant to be. She started doubting her efforts and wondered if she should continue pursuing it or just do something else. Feeling defeated, she asked me what I thought she should do. I immediately thought about my own journey, my pursuit to that place called there.
I shared with her that once we realize that the place we currently exist is no longer home to our purpose and we have identified a new place (a better place) where our passion and purpose can prosper – that new place becomes our there.
I reminded her that there is not a physical destination, but a spiritual and aspirational truth. It is the absolute certainty and the audacity to believe that you will no longer flirt with mediocrity. That you will no longer be satisfied with being unsatisfied. That you have come to the realization that “ready” is not a coincidence, but it is a choice. A choice to want more, to do more, to experience more, and to live more.
All of our there(s) are different, but the one common thread they all have is that they exist within us. It is not an external target, but an internal journey where the road is always under construction because it has to create an open lane (a specific lane) just for you to reach your purpose.
In order to reach your there, you have to first acknowledge that it lives inside of you and it needs your physical body to move in concert with your spirit in order to manifest. Spiritually you have always been there, but at that moment something has awaken inside of you to remind you who you truly are and you cannot allow that hour to cease without grabbing hold of that moment and wrestling tirelessly with it until you have won.
Remember, anytime you step out on faith there are going to be overwhelming obstacles and circumstances set before you – but no matter how hard it looks, no matter how tired you get, you must always remind yourself that you are there and most importantly, you belong there.
Rise Forward shared quote:
“The man at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” – Vince Lombardi
Rise Forward Verses:
- But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” – Luke 9:62 NKJV
- For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. – James 2:26 NKJV
- You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. – 1 John 4:4 NKJV