Reducing your debt and finding your purpose:
A chat with Bethany Adkins
I’m a pediatric nurse turned writer and podcaster (it’s a long story).
You see, I’m a creative at heart (Enneagram Type 4).
I have always been this way, but I spent a lot of my life not only ignoring my God-given passions, but being ashamed of them. I once traded those things for a life full of seeking the approval of others, and attempting to check off a list of items that I thought would make me “successful” in culture’s eyes.
I spent the first twenty-five years of my life trying to achieve the things of least resistance that would gain the most approval. I went to college, got married, had kids, earned a degree, worked as an RN, bought a house, and all that. But at the end of the day, I was left unfulfilled, exhausted, and still felt that I wasn’t on the right path.
After a cross-country move (twice), lots of prayer, tough conversations, many bumps in the road, a mountain of opposition, and a gigantic leap of faith, I decided to leave my cozy salary and career in nursing and pursue what I felt God had been calling me to do all along. And no, it wasn’t the typical Millennial-stereotype story where I quit my job to travel the world to “find myself.” I simply felt called to:
1.) Stay home to be with my kids and take care of my family;
2.) Write words and a message that God placed on my heart, which is this:
YOU HAVE A UNIQUE PURPOSE IN THIS LIFE, YOU WERE NOT CREATED TO CONFORM BUT TO STAND OUT, AND GOD HAS YOU WHERE HE HAS YOU IN YOUR JOURNEY FOR A REASON.
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