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In Pursuit Of Your Purpose: Defining Life’s Relationships

The great thing about being a journalist  is that I get to help others get their stories out to the world by being in a profession that I am passionate about and where I can serve my purpose in helping others.

Not only do I help others in getting their stories and voices heard, I have also developed lifetime friendships with several people that I probably would have never came in contact with if it wasn’t for my profession.  That is one of the many perks to being a great and true journalist.

When we know what we are passionate about, we know what are purpose in life is. Passion gives us the energy to fulfill and go after that purpose, and purpose gives us direction in life.

In life we need directions on how to navigate it properly, if we don’t want to get lost. However, it can be healthy at times to become lost and loose direction because then we have a clear perception of what we want and do not want in life.

When you allow yourself to become lost for a moment in time, you start to explore different options and finding out what you like and don’t like. You start to learn different things about yourself. Passion and purpose is all about identity. We have to be able to know who we are in order to know why we’re here.

We often become lost in several different aspects of out lives, whether it’s with relationships, careers, family, etc. We have different purposes in each aspect of our lives. Let’s start with the purpose of relationships. We know that each person that we come across in life and build a bond with is for a certain purpose. The most significant people in our lives serve the biggest purpose in our lives. I’m not taking about those “seasonal” people. I’m talking about those people that come into our lives and stay. Yes, you may not see them every day, yes you may have had a breaking out with them at some point in time, but you were able to overcome that breakout.

In life we will battle with those that we have developed a close bond with because we care about them. Sometimes we will get frustrated with them over the simplest misunderstanding that we won’t to forget about them, but this is when we have to sit back and remember why God brought this person in our lives.

Our loved ones and cherished friends serve a purpose in making us better individuals. At times we may be stubborn and not want to listen or to hurt over a past action that we let those unresolved issues cloud our love for that person. Sometimes we have to sit back and let time and God do their work before we can fully understand the purpose for someone being in our lives.

© 2014 Sophisticated Relations™


  • Naomi K. Bonman

    Naomi K. Bonman is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University where she holds her Bachelors of Arts in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in Journalism. She also holds her Masters of Public Administration. She is the Founder and CEO of Awakened Media Enterprises, Inc. which owns Purposely Awakened. She has been in the media field since 2006 covering beats that range from social justice, community, entertainment, sports, fashion/beauty, and culture news.

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