I spent part of my weekend reading the latest issue of Essence magazine. You know the one with Miss Jackson on the cover😊. During that time, I read her letter to Essence readers and began to challenge myself. I wondered “what made me happiest” during this time in my life and the answer surprised me. As a licensed minister in the past I enjoyed the process of sermon prep. The research and study from a theological perspective. I was happy when receiving feedback from fellow parishioners that the sermon was relevant to what was going on in their lives. It was reassuring that I was on the right track and was encouraged to move forward.
What I didn’t like was the treatment I received within the denomination I was a part of. So much so I left and am no longer active in ministry. I won’t allow myself to be mistreated by anyone. No position or status is worth my self-respect and esteem. Using the journal prompt “when am I the happiest” I encourage you to find out what makes YOU happy and begin to pursue it. Leave me a comment below. I’d love to hear from you.