You are A Letter Sent to Your Generation
Which message are you sending?
Figure Out The Reason You’re Here.
It’s not easy. If anything it’s one of the hardest thing to do. For people who dabble in a lot of roles, talents, and callings; it’s a bit hard to know which one to choose. You are a great writer, directed a film, with a major in accounting, economics, or statistics not to mention the joy your gardening hobby gives you. You volunteer in community projects and bring solutions to the table, but which calling is the one?
I know I’m in the world to do great things and accomplished greatness. It’s a feeling everyone feels when they think about their existence and their why.
For me, I think about my existence, my faith, my destiny down to the family God’s put me in and wonder how it ties together. How my education, the choices I make, time, and chance will all work together in making me a solution in my society, in the world or in my continent. I work hard, and the rewards are sometimes half the effort I put in which I’m sure is the same for most people.
Which raises the question, do you continue or do you change gears?
Be a Game-changer in Your Society
Which problem can you solve, even at a small scale?
I know that I want to diversify my income. Have multiple income streams. Medium is one of the springs and rivulets I’m using all of them flowing into my bank account, and out of the account to my lifestyle, my goals or back to my side hustles.
Some of the obstacles I have faced are unsupported apps or platforms which is a disadvantage of living in a third world country. Case example is when I made a Gofundme campaign for my brother to study in Hungary and Gofundme pulled it down as Kenya is not supported. So I requested my Aunt in Scotland to create the listing for me as this is a full paid scholarship and I want my brother to make the most out of it.
Another example is my first trial in joining the MPP program and as usual, Kenya is not supported. A year later, I joined but not without some hassle.
If you’re like me, you might want to create a similar platform that’s supported in your country until you realise:
a) That’s not your calling and
b) You don’t know a single thing about app development neither do you have the funds and everyone’s facing obstacles.
Which brings me to the third point;
You’re Being Read Even at a Small Scale
Make impact where you are at. It will determine your next level.
Sometimes we feel like we would be doing so much better, achieving more goals or helping more people if only we had a bigger salary, a bigger house and a functional family. While some of this is true, we can always become in this season the person who the next season requires. In doing this we attract what we want in terms of resources and connections and set ourselves up for making better impact in our next level.
Never allow this thought — “I am of no use where I am,” because you certainly can be of no use where you are not! Wherever He has engineered your circumstances, pray.~ Oswald C. Chambers ~ My Utmost For His Highest.
The most important impact you can make is being the person you are needed to be by your family even before you conquer the world and help your neighbour. I’m not speaking on codependency issues but being a trustworthy person, a person that can be depended on and a healthy person; mind, body and soul.
Being a parent is a calling. Sure you might know how you want to parent your child before he/she arrives only to find that you don’t know anything when the child actually arrives. The greatest impact you can make at that point is being the best parent to the best of your ability. It might mean going to a psychiatrist to work out the issues you had while growing up and make sure you don’t dump them on your kid. Or staying home to be a more present parent. Or surviving on one income for a while.
Whether it’s at work, in Church, as a parent. You are sending a message. Your daily choices are impacting how you’ll live the next season.
Make sure the message delivered is the one you intended.
Sarah Nderi is an author, data analyst, fashion enthusiast, a lover of Korean drama and comedy. She received her BSc Economics and Statistics at Egerton University and lives in Nairobi, Kenya. You can find her work at MumsVillage and at her site, NderiSarah