“Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. (Galatians 6:4-5 MSG)
You are an original.
The life you live is distinct and different from any other life that has ever been lived. Others may have things in common with you, there are others whose lives might be similar, but none that have your exact experience, have made your exact choices or have reacted to situations the way you have.
Life does not go as planned. Marriage, kids, career, money rarely follows our expectation of them. Some things turn out better that you imagined. Some things do not. And yet, through it all – it is life.
This is your life.
Take responsibility for it.
No one can live your life for you.
Instead of sinking into discouragement and doubt – sink into something else:
Sink into discovering who God has made you to be.
Sink into the work He has given you to do.
Sink into creating something only you can create.
Sink into it with thanksgiving.
Sink into it with joy.
Sink into the truth that God knows who you are, where you are and why you are there.
You are there to be a gift from Him.