She flipped her legs up, and came back down. She tried again, leaning against the front door. Her feet came back down to the floor. I watched as my daughter continued trying to do a handstand. She didn’t stop. For twenty minutes, she flipped upside down, over and over. She was determined to do a handstand.

Then she said, “I can do it. I can do it. I know I can! I can feel it right here!”

She pointed to her hips.

I have no idea how to do a handstand, and I got ready to google it, but I wanted to see how much longer she would go. That’s a part of parenting sometimes. You just have to let them figure it out on their own.

But hearing her words enlightened me. We often work towards different things in life, and the going gets tough. We forge forward, with the motivation to get the task done. And we sometimes have to stop and remind ourselves of the reason WHY we are still pushing. In the case of my daughter and the quest to do that handstand, minutes prior, she had done it and held it for six seconds.  There was a muscle memory of sorts that allowed her to have some inkling that she knew what occurred when she did it before, and that she could do it again.

So I say to you, whether or not you have previously accomplished what you’re working towards, it’s ok to give yourself a pep talk, and remind yourself of why you’re pursuing that thing.

Know that God has equipped you for all that he has ordained for you. Iantha Taylor of Haven Enterprises once had a conference which was themed “Packaged for your Purpose”. I’ll never forget that. It is a beautiful reminder of God’s provision: that he has placed everything you will ever need to walk out your purpose, right inside of you.

Be encouraged. 🙂