I was 18 years old at the time, still a high school senior, and I decided to start my own coffee business. The dream was planted in my heart to help thousands of people change their lives, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, physically, financially, relationally, and become the highest form of my self, all I was created to be. I was so excited.
I will never forget the next day I went to school and 3 good friends of mine that I just knew would be on board with the business LAUGHED so hard at me. They said “yeah right, you’ll never be successful at that, you’ll never get a Mercedes. Ha ha ha ha ha” My dreams were almost crushed right there. But a good mentor urged me to continue going. I moved forward.
Had I given up, my life would probably not be much different for me than it was 3 years ago. But I knew that at the end of my life I wouldn’t regret the things I had done. I would regret my unanswered questions, the things I hadn’t done, that I hadn’t had the courage to do.
Today this decision has resulted in thousands upon thousands of business partners worldwide.
The last 3 years have consisted of much blood, sweat and tears, agonizing pain, being looked down upon by people who didn’t see the vision, and sometimes I didn’t know if it was worth it.
They’ve also consisted of the most amazing 3 years I could’ve imagined. So many lifelong relationships were birthed, cherishing memories created, amazing health, emotional growth, spiritual actualization, and of course a good amount of money.
It’s not EASY going after your vision, you will lose friends, people will laugh at you and talk about you, you will at times not know if it’s worth it.
But when God tells you to do something, YOU DO IT. Nobody can tell you your worth, or your truth, only You and God can. If you see a path to fully accomplish your GOD GIVEN PURPOSE go right ahead after it and God will be your guide. It is already yours to have.
My message for you today is LIVE YOUR LIFE, your truth and your purpose! Everybody has a purpose. Find it, fuel it, and don’t let anybody tell you how to live your life, or threaten your purpose. Trust in Him because he knows all things. He knows what’s in you, he IS in you. He will line up your life so perfectly it could only be him. Is there a change you need to make today?
12,13, and 14 were AMAZING, but 2015 will Trump them all.
Live in the moment, Follow your path and trust your truth.” ~ Jacob Rakowski ~ https://www.facebook.com/jacob.rakowski