I shared on the blog that my word for 2015 was purpose. I wanted there to be purpose behind everything that I do, and I wanted to do everything with purpose. One of the most important things I think we as bloggers need to do is remember the purpose in this space. What makes our blog special, what merits our voice to be heard, is the purpose in which we have behind this space. In this world it is incredibly easy to steer completely off course from the purpose we believe this space is grounded in. It is incredibly hard to turn down things that come our way when they don’t match with the purpose of our blog. And those offers will come frequently. But the lives that we feel empowered to touch need to be purposed to be touched.
I have had so many dreams, so many things that excite my little heart about this space all of which I have been too nervous to really venture out to do. What if I fail? What if I can’t handle it all? What if I am in over my head? What if no one desires community with me like I desire community with them? I never said venturing out with purpose was easy, but without it there is nothing to fuel you past those fears. It is remembering that purpose that propels us past everything that tries to hold us back. Purpose is bred from passion. Purpose is derived from the very thing that makes our heart leap for joy. Purpose is derived from the passion that sets our fingers to typing behind a blank computer screen even if no one was to ever read it. It’s in that passion that our purpose is created. It’s in what makes our heart pitter patter that purpose is brought to life.
So as I purpose to live my life with purpose, I extend it to this space. I recognize the need for purpose in this space. I have dwelt over it for weeks. I dug deep within this little heart of mine that types away not knowing the faces that will one day read these words. I searched for that one things that makes me want to write, and causes me to miss it when I am away. I looked for the purpose in what You Are More is meant to withhold. I grabbed onto that and from the passion within I decided that purpose is what will fuel me to move forward. Whether a hundred eyes read what I write, or zero. When we blog from a place with purpose, everything else falls into place. The fears that once kept us from moving forward don’t seem to matter when measured next to a space filled with so much purpose.
Find your purpose, and move forward. Let it fuel what you do.