Lucas Marang'a

A man at 40

Episode 6 – Trust The Process.

This is the last article in our true north series I hope it has helped guide us towards our unique assignment on earth. I pray we now have more clarity to identify and pursue what we desire. At least we are slowly mastering the courage to actualize our dreams. If we reached that point then this attempt was worth it. Life is too short to play small folks. Although it can feel long when we play small, living a life of boring unfulfilling routines.

I have struggled the most with this last episode. When I think of the six steps that I have taken on my journey towards significance, trusting God and the process has been a continuous struggle. Yes, I do have faith but I revert to factory settings frequently where I prefer to do things with my limited understanding. Maybe it comes from my nature as a man. We often do not ask for directions (because we know where we are going most of the time, right fellas? he he). I have often questioned why I do that. The worry and lack of faith always overpower my confidence in an unknown future. And yet I have tasted what walking in faith feels like.

It is a very peaceful existence when we accept the things we can’t change, believe the future will favor us, and allow life to take its rightful course. I hope that such moments will increase and I will worry less. We need to strive less and stride into our destiny because everyone has a unique purpose suited just for them. Destiny never runs out. And you can’t buy it or compete for it. You either pursue it or ignore it and settle for less. We need patience that we shall get to our sweet spot as long as we are diligently working towards it.

One of my favorite lines in the Bible is Mark 9: 23 – 25. It says, “Lord I do believe. Help me overcome my unbelief”. That captures my struggle perfectly. I feel like Sir God can relate to what I go through. That encourages me to keep going. We have no option but to fight (and win) this battle in our minds as we seek our true north. It’s like a rite of passage into greatness.

I have always admired folks who genuinely let go after they have done all they can do and wait for the rest to unfold. They exhibit inner calmness and confidence that I crave. We are all a work in progress guys so let’s cut ourselves some slack. As long as we are trying the best we know how. This corona season has drastically increased the uncertainty of the future. That requires that we grow and exercise our faith, believing that all things will work out for our good. And if they don’t then there is better ahead. We are living in times that require daily doses of faith to keep panic and anxiety attacks at bay. At times it feels like if corona won’t take us out then anxiety will.

One of my coping mechanisms to ensure that I keep going even when I don’t see where I’m going is to look back at my past life. That chapter is so over. I then compare that with the life I desire for future. I marinate that in my mind and the image of the future I seek starts enlarging. The positive feelings start rising too and that keeps me going. To remain in this space of possibility longer I do stuff that I love that will be part of my future. Stuff like photography and coaching, which is what corona has gifted me. Since my business closed Covid has created a lot of time for me to work on these new passions. Sharpening these new skills Is preparation for my opportunity when it unfolds. What has corona gifted you?

Everything is created twice. First in the mind then after some follow-through, it manifests in real life. if you feel like this faith story is ngumu then allow me to encourage you with the words of John Maxwell. He said, “if you start today to do the right thing, you are already a success even if it doesn’t show yet.” We have to put in the work to get to our true north. But part of it is beyond our control. Matters of significance are often huge. We have to have some faith and trust that stuff will work out for our good even when it doesn’t seem like currently. Let’s pick up Mandy Hale’s advice, “Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible’’. Anything is possible folks. Hapo sana.

My short series is over good people but should you want to chat some more I’m still here.

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 6, 2020 | Just @40 Things, Leadership, Reflections |

One thought on “Episode 6 – Trust The Process.”

  1. MG says:

    This article reminds me of the opening lines of Dicken’s A tale of two cities

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…

    How we choose to interpret this season will determine how we emerge after it. The choice to stop, or to continue is always yours…

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