Discover and embrace your purpose in 2014

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By Martha Cooper-Hudson

All of us are faced with impossible situations from time to time throughout our lives. But the incredible thing is that within the word “impossible” two other words can be found: “possible” and “I’m possible.”

The Bible states that “All things are possible for them that Believe.” So during the holiday season I took some well-deserved time off to mediate and seek guidance for what direction He wanted me to go in for 2014 in order for me to walk in my passion and purpose on this earth.  The dreams, the pictures, and the words He spoke to me would seem impossible through the natural eyes, but when you start to trust Him with all thy heart and lean not on your own understanding and in all ways acknowledge Him, he will direct your path.

A wise man once said, “People with purpose are powerhouses with possibilities.”  We are each unique beings in every way. We all possess distinctive fingerprints, irises, and voice patterns, and we have an original combination of personality traits, feelings and thoughts. We all see life through the lens of our own unique experiences, beliefs and perspectives.

When we embrace our individuality, our gifts and talents become energized. Our authentic self has permission to shine through. When we conform in order to fit in, be accepted, and avoid rejection, we shut down and give our power away. As we learn to practice self-acceptance and honor our differences, we feel safe to be our true self.

We all wish to be seen for who we actually are. In order for this to happen, we must first take the time to know, honor, accept and celebrate what makes us different from others. When someone recognizes and acknowledges our true essence, we feel seen and known on a deeper level.

If you don’t embrace your uniqueness, you can spend your entire life striving to conform and comparing yourselves to others. By celebrating what makes you different rather than wasting time trying to be like others, you will discover your unique and special gifts. This discovery will lead you to Living Your Truth. Therefore, I ask each of you to take the time to discover the masterpiece within you and embrace the differences so that you may live life on purpose as you inspire someone else.

 Ladies, join me and other awesome women at our monthly Classy & Sassy Tasty Tuesday Women Night Out With a Purpose event, on Tuesday, January 21 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Old Bay Market Loft located at 917 Bay Street, Beaufort. We will have live entertainment by soultry singer Mahoganee, women-owned businesses that caters to the needs of women, great networking, amazing food, great door prizes, awesome music, and lots of empowerment, inspiration and motivation. We will have a filming crew visiting for this very special event so please come camera ready.  (Shhhh, don’t tell, we will have a surprise reveal.) Purchase tickets at www.Tastytuesday.Eventbrite.com or email to womenofgreatness@gmail.com.