Excited about introducing our first feature from Refilwe Kerekeng. She graduated from Botswana Accountancy College with a Business Enterprise(Hons) accredited by the University of Derby. She is also qualified in Enterprise Risk Management. Refilwe is also the founding Member of The Gifted Hands Society-a non-profit that focus on youth development and recently was selected for the 2015 Moremi Initiative Leadership and Empowerment Development (MILEAD) Fellow. She is currently working on an exciting project under Purple Crown, an initiative she will share about soon. I am excited to share her heart with you this week, as she does with me as she is one of my closest friends and sister, as she discusses Being Crafted. Enjoy
I have always thought everyone has a specific purpose, a task to fulfill and that we are all tied to one other through these obligations of which if anyone of us fails to realize, this well-oiled machine will rust and disintegrate. Life as we know it will never be as great as it could have been and the fate of man will not be a powerful punch through the wall but a whisper penetrating layers of concrete.
Slightly exaggerated but we cannot take our sole designs lightly.
I remember a time before I had a glimpse of an idea of what I was ‘meant’ to do, I always felt lost and didn’t fit in. I had to be involved in everything I was approached to be a part of and because I had no sense of belonging, my name was found on everything else I had no business building. Nonetheless, with what I deemed unnecessary experiences carried valuable lessons.
Then came the season of an idea. You know, when you are just starting to have a spark of an idea of your craft but you are yet to fully understand it, almost like walking in a paint shop and feeling like you know the exact shade you want but have no clue the colour it stems from.
This season is crucial because you have the opportunity to WANT to align yourself to His will for you, so to anyone reading this and feel like I’m talking about you…listen up.
As soon as you DECIDE to walk into your craft, the very thing you were fearlessly and wonderfully created for, it will all fall into place. When you realize this very thing, step up to the plate and take your position and allow Him to use His tools to carefully carve you to fit into place. There will be uncomfortable moments, you will lose yourself but gaining Him is much more rewarding so let the process be. And like a missing puzzle to the perfect portrait, you will be secured, solid and relevant in your position.
I am a firm believer in seeking this craft, unearthing it from within and coming to terms that your life can be so much more if you stopped giving distractions your energy, it is needed elsewhere. Stop dimming your light from yourself, there is a pot of gold waiting to be claimed. So what is your craft?
With Love, RK