The Pursuit of Passion

Morning traffic makes me question where I am in life. Why am I heading into the same direction, same city, at the same time with ALL these people?! How is that we have to be at work at the same time? What makes matter worse is that we LEAVE work at the same exact time, which means even more traffic after a long day. I sit in traffic every morning and every evening to go to a job that I don’t love. I always thought that this was the price you pay when you enter adulthood, you just get a job and hold on to it for as long as possible. Truthfully, if I were pursuing my passion, it is likely that I would not be driving in the same the direction as everyone else. Our passions are unique to us, it’s an opportunity to showcase our gifts and live a better life.

In spite of morning traffic and all its awfulness, it helped me realize that what made traffic extremely dreadful was the fact that I was heading away from my passion and not toward it. I believe that most of us are not pursuing our passions because we become trapped by fear or we don’t know where to start. In light of football season, lets discuss the idea of tackling your purpose. Tackling requires sight, strategy and focus. You must first set your sight on the target. God is amazing at showing us signs of how we can tackle our purpose to make an IMPACT. He can give you the vision and help you execute. We have all been given an authority to tackle our purpose. As we are close to finishing out the year 2018, begin to reflect on your commute where God is leading you. Don’t allow fear to keep you stagnant!

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Aniyah Watkins
Aniyah Watkins, is a devoted wife, servant leader and minister. She grew up in Fort Washington, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA with her Husband.. She serves as an Outreach Servant Leader, a Youth Servant Leader, and Minister at High Calling Ministries; Pastored by George Hawkins Jr. Aniyah is a Towson University Alum, and currently enrolled at the University of Maryland University College; She is seeking a Master’s degree in Non-Profit Management, with the hope of helping non-profit organizations create a sustainable impact in the communities they service through strategic program development. Aniyah founded Sustainable Impact Planning and Consulting, LLC earlier this year to provide non-profits with strategic recommendations to building a sustainable non-profit. Aniyah serves as the Director of Community Programs for the Human Trafficking Awareness and Advocacy Group, a small non-profit with a mission to the transform the lives of young girls through advocacy, education and empowerment. In her spare time, Aniyah enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and binge watching! She is most compassionate about serving others.
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