Episode 19, titled, “Make Space” starts with J. Wesley’s, “The Purpose”
Who was I before they told me who I wasn’t? Where are the places I wanted to travel before I wasn’t welcomed. Am I afraid to fly or afraid to land? Was I born to be or created to become? How many doors haven’t I opened because my three eyes were too blind to realize that I was the key. Why am I stressing to meet their deadlines, that occupy too much of my timeline. I entered this life with purpose or what my new tribe would call, my spiritual assignment?
I believe in reasons and seasons. When I fall I trust that another spring will follow but I must endure that winter. I believe the same one that makes the rain that pours can shower me with all the blessings. I’ve cried myself to sleep and hugged joy somewhere around six in the mourn. When your enemy digs their holes to bury you , what do you do? – you step up, stand tall and let them know that you’re not ready to die. No weapon. Because if you have a dream and a pulse, then you have a chance. Embrace your power, you are part earth, sun, moon and water, There is part God in you. The road wont be easy, it will get dark, it will get cold and then you will bloom. Because the same dark that drowns the caterpillar births the butterfly. Life is not happening to you, it is happening for you. You have to believe, you are here for a reason – even the stars know your name.
The intro is a reflective and comparison piece. Who would we have become if life didn’t whisper suggestions in our ears along the way? Who was I before they told me who I wasn’t? Within it is the common tug of war between purpose and fear. Am I afraid to fly or afraid to land? In Wesley fashion, he sprinkles the importance of looking inward and accessing your divine skills. As an avid fan of Goalcast , thought leaders and motivational speaking, this intro was his first attempt to push the envelope by mixing prose poetry and inspirationally charged words and attaching it to common orchestra music used in motivational features.
The main topic discussed is, “What are you willing to give up in order to gain?” This was the question asked during his Pastor’s (Daaron Sherron of Global Fire Church @globalfirenow) sermon. In order to receive, we must release and…make room…or space (title of the episode). How are we making room? What are we making room for? Why are we making room? Who or what do we need to clear? These questions are important, relevant, and required when planning out the next phase of your life (Pass that baton). You have to listen to understand that reference.
Also shared, was a tale on releasing your burdens to receive a blessing.
“In ancient times, a king had his men place a boulder on a roadway. He then hid in the bushes, and watched to see if anyone would move the boulder out of the way. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers passed by and simply walked around it.
Many people blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone removed.
One day, a peasant came along carrying vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the way. After much pushing and straining, he finally managed.
After the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and note from the King explain that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the road.”
There is much more than what is provided in this blog. If you left feeling motivated, inspired, recharged, or any other emotion that is positive, then the mission was accomplished. See you in two weeks!