As most of you know I experienced the painful process of divorce. Divorce is like a death so the grieving process is much the same in many cases. It’s not meant to “feel good” since it is the tearing apart of a union that was never meant to end that way. While the divorce was not pleasant, having lived through it and grown from it I can attribute it to the creation of my life coaching services which positively impacts the lives of many other women.
I also thought about my education and professional experience as a Controller. I was raised to believe that you go to school so you can get a good job with a good company and then get experience so you can get a promotion. So originally my purpose for getting a degree was to work in corporate America as an employee. But as a mother wanting to have the flexibility to be available for my children through their middle school and high school years, I was able to repurpose my education and experience to become self-employed and offer tax and accounting services to individuals and small businesses .
God is the Master at repurposing our “stuff”. One of my favorite stories in the Bible is of Joseph who went through a lot of suffering due to an unfair sequence of events from the age of 17 when his brothers sold him into slavery. It wasn’t until he was 30 years old that he went from a slave to second in command of an entire nation. Joseph was able to forgive his brothers and recognize that God allowed those negative experiences over the years in order to repurpose them for something good and great.
Our lives are full of experiences that have been or can be repurposed. If you had some challenging life experiences that were not so pleasant or down right painful, the good news is that they can be repurposed for something good and positive. Your experiences are not wasted. Life doesn’t just happen. God has a divine purpose and plan to do something good and great with them. When you are open and receptive to working with God to make them beautiful and useful for you and others, it empowers you to repurpose on purpose in every area of your life.
Comment below on some of your challenges that have been repurposed.