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Welcome to the Missing Link Blog. A space created to provide the essentials you need to connect with God, live in purpose, and grow into your best.
God has planned every detail of your life to result in success and seeks to help you achieve it. By following God's plan for your life and applying biblical principles, you will be able to attain and maintain success, enjoying who you are and what you do.
This article will help you discover the emotional and mental stressors you may experience when you’re living life without God.
Along your journey, thoughts and feelings of doubt, self defeat, anxiety, and depression may unfold. We’ll discuss why you experience these moments and how to eliminate and silence those negative inner thoughts.
Life without God is like....
Feeling anxious because you don’t know what’s next in your life
Questioning your potential
Believing the negative self talk and opinions of others
Irrational thinking and decision making
Partnerships help you excel and thrive beyond the limits of your own mind.
God is the best resource to unify and utilize along your adulting journey. You will always land exactly where you’re supposed to be.
Listen, I’ve been there…..
When I graduated from high school, I was ready to become a success so I could stunt on my peers and move out the hood. I was ready to change the outcomes for my life, my family, and my community.
50% of high school students vocalize feelings of anxiety due to similar emotions: their desire to make change happen in their life, family, and/or community. This passion leads many to rush into the next phase of their lives, pressing to reach goals, without thinking about how to approach the process…or if what they’re chasing is truly connected to who they are.
Do you want to become a success to truly make a difference or to eliminate your internal pain?
Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young adults living in the United States. Feelings of insecurity, fear of failure, peer pressure, and life challenges are some factors impacting one’s ability to see their life as meaningful.
Although we mean well….our desire to step into adulthood, with the intent to change the outcomes of our lives, is killing us
Pushing towards your success with passion, but no purpose or clarity, is a system designed to fail.
It’s okay to want to make a difference.
It’s okay to want to change the world.
It’s okay to have the desire to improve your life and your families life too….but nothing is more important than loving who you are and what you do.
When you chase success without discovering yourself and loving who you are, you increase your risk of developing barriers to your emotional and mental health.
Mindfully speaking, anxiety is un-channeled energy that consistently latches on to negative thoughts of your mind; creating narratives, scenarios, and hypothetical outcomes that usually result in fear-based thoughts and actions.
When thinking of your future, especially if you grew up in a neighborhood with limited resources and opportunities, it’s easy to develop an anxious way of internal thinking about your life, your goals, and what you can achieve - particularly when operating under your own leadership and advice.
It’s easy to propel into adulthood chasing the Bag…but is that the real goal?
Self Awareness helps you align to the frequency of optimism and flow; divinely inspiring you to connect with your true innate desires so you may shine forward with purpose driven thoughts and actions. Do you truly want to experience success along your adulting journey or is money the motive?
Secure the bag and live a life full of purpose by partnering with the source of all things.
Hold On To The Essentials:
God is the plug able to soothe your mind, emotions, and fears.
God will help you channel your passion to pursue careers, lifestyles, experiences, and social norms that connect to who you are and what you love to do.
God will remind you of your possibilities and guide you through attaining and maintaining them.
When I called myself trying to do life without God, I was failing miserably; from the outside in….you wouldn’t be able to tell.
I had the money and material possessions I desired…but felt completely empty on the inside.
Money won’t make you happy. Happiness comes from purposely living out who you are!
I was living outside of my purpose.
I was determining plans for my life without spiritual counsel; advising myself without truly understanding what I needed.
Foolishly, we believe we can outperform the Master in designing a life we wouldn’t want a vacation from, but the truth is…nothing we do outside the will of God, will ever place us in position to maintain the happy, healthy, wealthy, and successful life that we seek.
As you enter adulthood, it’s common to chase material possessions to showcase, “you made it!”
As you enter adulthood, it’s common to take the lead in making your dreams happen.
Truthfully speaking, this self-made approach will produce success. However, those who approach adulting with this mindset, increase the odds of attaining what they set out to do, while struggling with feelings of emptiness and lack of purpose.
Living your best life looks like...amazing opportunities, experiences, life lessons, growth, development, and long-term success….all in partnership with God!
You MUST intentionally spend time getting close to God. Allow God to guide you into attaining and maintaining all that you desire. God’s intentions are pure and true - God created you to love and give you a life beyond your wildest dreams, but you must welcome Him along your journey.
In your daily life, this may look like:
Setting aside intentional time for prayer & meditation
Spending time reading the word of God
Exhibiting Biblical principles and behaviors
Staying connected to resources that provide what you need in order to develop into your best.
God connects and speaks to us all differently, but when you seek a relationship with Him, God always accepts.
“…He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.”
-Deuteronomy 7:9 NLT
You are worthy and deserving of having the best in life as you authentically live as yourself. Quiet the noise of anxiety, stress, depression and fear by allowing God to guide, lead, and develop you along your journey.
Reflect on this:
Psalms 37:4 “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.”
Romans 8:28 “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
Philippians 2:13 “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
Write down each scripture in your journal and detail what they mean to you.
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The Life without God blog was written by Dr. Amirah B. Abdullah