Life is short, and time goes by quickly.  My daughter turned 10 this weekend -- double digits! We spent the weekend baking cupcakes from scratch and painting our nails, two of her favorite activities.

I can't believe how quickly these ten years have gone; yet, when I look ahead, I realize just how fast the next 8 years are going fly by.  The day before her birthday I kept saying things like, "This is the last time you will do _____ as a 9-year-old!"  At the end of the night, she said, "Mom, it's not like I am going to college."  My response was, "No, you are not going to college today, but you will be tomorrow." I know that's how it will feel in 8 years when she is leaving for college--like we just had this conversation yesterday.

It's a good reminder that we must take advantage of the precious time we have in life. I don't want to look back with regrets about how and where I spent my time. I don't want to look back and realize that my life lacked a bigger purpose because I did not tap into and use the gifts God had given me.  

Much has been given to you. You have to simply recognize those gifts and align your work and life to use those gifts. Then, you will find the fulfillment and satisfaction you are seeking. Then, you will be tied into a bigger vision and will know your life's work is impacting those around you in a very tangible way.

 

I am releasing a Self-Assessment of Your God-given Gifts this week!  Be one of the very first professionals to receive this offer by signing up for my private Facebook community, True Calling.  I will share the link to the self-assessment in that community.  This tool is a $17.99 value that will be available for free to members of True Calling.  Sign up today!