This month my heart is set on the importance of accepting our assignments. This message has been shared with me throughout the month by spiritual leaders, motivational speakers and inner voice. For so long, I refused to accept that my life was set for causes much larger than my own. I spent my days operating on daily duties and minimal tasks, only to prepare for the next day.

One day, I decided to further my education and obtain a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology and it made all of the difference in my life. Throughout that time, not only did my interest grow in family matters and community building, so did my purpose. I became enthralled with the lives of our youth and their families. I began nurturing my soul through faith and prayer, but still wanted to remain in a safe place.

How many of us want to play it safe? Avoid difficult situations and conversations to remain below societal radar? Operate in a judgement free zone that is out of sight and out of mind? This used to be me. I had not accepted my assignment. But, God knew best!

According to 2 Timothy 1 The Message (MSG) Paul wrote his son a letter:

1 1-2 I, Paul, am on special assignment for Christ, carrying out God’s plan laid out in the Message of Life by Jesus. I write this to you, Timothy, the son I love so much. All the best from our God and Christ be yours!

Who will you leave your message with in the days to come? When will you accept your assignment and God’s will? God has prepared our assignments prior to our existence. I finally accepted mine. I want our youth to be greater than I have ever been. I want women to stand in their greatness and embrace their beauty. I want men to stand strong against adversities and not let anything get in their way of success.

I want you to achieve all that you have been seeking in lieu of fear. I want you to accept your assignment. The world will be a better place once you do.