The Whisper Within

" Believing that God powers strange coincidences and the journey that lies ahead."

Pigtails & Purpose. Do you know your purpose?

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I have to admit that this morning, getting out of bed, I was not feeling my normal silly joy, but instead was overwhelmed from a night of listening to sirens warning of evacuations for potential mudslides.

I got out of bed and looked up at the ceiling and said, “Ok!God, let’s do this!”

I started my workday, called a few clients, and then decided to call a special client, my brother-in-law.

Before I called, I pulled up his profile and looked at his age, and thought,How is Doug going to be 60? Wait! If Doug is going to be 60, that means my sister is going to be 60. How is this possible?

An image quickly flashes through my memory of a perfect summer day watching my sister Debbie ride bareback her horse,Blazer.

Recalling that memory, I thought, if Debbie was 16 then, I was only 12.

I grabbed my cell phone, tapped my sister’s name and within seconds, we were reminiscing about the good old days.

I hung up the phone and thought, I am going to be 56 next month. Ugh!

I walked to my bathroom and put my hair in pigtails to feel like I was twelve years old again.

I continued working, the rain blew over, and the sun came out. My work day is completed. I look over at my office partner and say, “Kipper time for a walk.”

As I walk down the rain soaked sidewalk I thought,I am not getting any younger. What am I waiting for? When am I gonna start living my purpose?

What is my purpose? To be the best financial advisor? No!

Maybe it is my age speaking or maybe it’s a brand new start to a brand new year? Or maybe it is the realization of friends, family, and clients who have passed this year.

But whatever it is, I want to be silly Lisa who had this contagious joy to share the JOY of JESUS!

What is your purpose? Please comment! Love to hear!

“For God is at work within you, helping you want to obey him, and then helping you do what he wants.” Philippians 2:13

Author: Lisa A. Riehm

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I have been single for the last twenty years raising my two beautiful children, Jake ( 26)and Tarah (25). I am a originally from Chicago but by listening to “The Whisper Within” I have recently moved to Southern California. I love to run, hike, bike, swim, and practice core yoga but have been sick for the last few years fighting Lyme disease. GOD will heal me but in the meantime, I choose to be happy and not settle for ordinary. I believe in the Fairytale, crave the butterflies, and surrender that God has the plan. Follow me on FB at The Whispers Within.

2 thoughts on “Pigtails & Purpose. Do you know your purpose?

  1. I love you Lisa! You are the BEST and so, so, very special! Thank you for being my bestie!!!!

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