First Step

The first step is taking action. If you fall, get up. Keep taking action steps.

Discover your talents and gifts. There are many resources online, books at the library, bookstores, hire a counselor, a life coach, take a career college course etc.

If you already know in your heart your calling or purpose… then start the journey.

Experience if you like it, test the waters, talk with people that already work in that field and ask a lot of questions.

The journey can start with a visit or a volunteer opportunity at different places to check it out. Create a timeline to volunteer that you are comfortable with such as spending a couple hours, a day, a week, a month, etc.

Remember that mistakes and failures are normal and they are stepping stones to find your true path. Mistakes are life lessons that help you find the right path. If you don’t like something that is a good sign not to pursue it.

You can write all your talents, strengths and gifts on paper to start. You can create a map and decide which roads to take on the journey.

Expect detours and know that detours are there for a good reason; use clarity, wisdom and discernment on your journey.

Start by taking a small step every day toward your heart purpose, your dream, or your calling.

Notes, Reminders, Life Lessons

Self-Worth is a priority.

Be strong in your beliefs and values.

Know that your purpose lives in you and you can’t lose it.

Create a new story, a new chapter a new page, a new beginning.

Pray faithfully.

Be prepared for Spiritual Warfare.

Your past pain has prepared you for your purpose.

Do you want to be celebrated by the world?

My answer is No.

Search for the truth.

Delete all the money-making schemes and ideas and find out what you love to do.

What do you work at without pay that you love to do?

Remove external validation.

Shed the approval of others.

Destroy the lies that recognition and popularity are important; this is complete garbage, a total waste of your time.

Approval from others gives you the illusion of success.

Search for the truth.

What keeps you distracted? This is a major clue. Set up a personal schedule.

Live your life on purpose.

Deception is a tricky adversary that loves to waste your time, cause you confusion, stress and anxiety; or make you so comfortable that you stop looking for answers. These are clues that can knock you off your feet if you allow them to deceive you.

What are you busy doing that ends up wasting a lot of your time? Be aware of distractions. Beware.

What is Deception? It is a path of hidden lies. Imagine you are playing a strategic game yet you are being tricked into believing you are winning when you are actually losing. The adversary is very clever, do not underestimate.

Search for the truth.

Your purpose is much deeper than the illusions of success from the world’s point of view.

Go on a journey, mistakes happen on purpose, learn from them and discover what makes you tick. What makes you happy?

Real life experiences become your trade, your personal tools, your uniqueness. Enjoy the journey.

Love with all your heart and soul.

Live on purpose.

Winning and losing amounts to endless learning and the balance of darkness and light.

Practice love, believe in love and live it fully.

Life is not an easy, smooth road, it is truly bumpy with lots of detours. Be prepared for the mountains and the valleys, the sunshine and the storms.

Search for the truth.

This is the end game.

My notes and thoughts from listening to Trent Shelton and other authors. This is my thoughts, expressions, interpretations and personal beliefs of what I am learning on the journey.

Love is Patient

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

To be yoked, linked to Yeshua (Jesus) he can teach us and show us how to love. Jesus is the gentle shepherd.

Jesus said my yoke is easy. It is better, it is goodness, gracious and kind. 

When we choose to stop loving it may cause many repeated life lessons. So I am determined to sort out the deeper meanings of love starting with patience. I want to learn how to love from the New Testament, from the greatest teacher ever born.

What does patience mean in Hebrew?

The Hebrew word for patience is savlanut, סַבְלָנוּת.

The Hebrew word for tolerance is, sovlanut, סוֹבְלָנוּת.

The Hebrew word for patience comes from ‘sevel’, which means to be willing to suffer, willing to go through pain and agony.

Suffering, sevel, סֵבֶל, also means to carry something very heavy, so heavy that it causes anguish.

Without patience and tolerance we may want to say “I can’t stand” him or her, which means in Hebrew …one doesn’t suffer the other, לא סובל.

Patient: Strong’s Number G3114 matches the Greek μακροθυμέω (makrothymeō)

  1. to be of a long spirit, not to lose heart to persevere patiently and bravely in enduring misfortunes and troubles
  2. to be patient in bearing the offenses and injuries of others
  3. to be mild and slow in avenging
  4. to be longsuffering, slow to anger, slow to punish

Makrothymeō is what Jesus did for us.

Jesus said, “I give you a new commandment: love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another” (John 13:34)

Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22: 37-39

Let it Be So

A new beginning every day.

Protect your life.

Separate from the darkness and receive the light.

Receive the gift of life.

Receive truth and receive love.

Celebrate the Victory!

Let it be so.

I am learning about Messianic Jewish traditions. The Chanukah celebration and lighting the first candle was last night on Nov 28, 2021 or Kislev 24, 5782. Festival of Dedication (8 days) ends December 6th.