Be honest with yourself

I had lofty goals, but I couldn’t reach them. As hard as I tried, I fell short time and time again. As could be expected, I grew tired, weary, and eventually gave up hope.

Had I not walked through a season of darkness, I would have never encountered the reason behind my disappointment. You see, while I was clear about my desired destination, I was not honest about my circumstances. I was quick to speak about where I wanted to be. Yet I was ashamed to speak of my failures and disappointments. Instead of clearing a path for a healthy future, I lived a life cluttered with busyness and uninvited drama. I had traded in healthy boundaries for an “Open” sign to any and every type of harm.

In hindsight, I recognize that I really wanted was health, happiness, purpose, personal growth, authentic friendships, and intimacy with God. Nevertheless, I had settled for bad habits, sadness, isolation, and sin.

Today I live differently. I’m clear of where I’m at and clear of where I’m headed.

It is my desire to be all that God created me to be.

I desire the same for you.

Unapologetically yours,

John Eli


Published by John Eli

I am a self-awareness coach (coach for humans), life strategist, blogger and speaker. I’ve spent over 21 years mentoring individuals in life skills, career transitions, relationships, and life recovery. My resume includes pastoral care, behavioral health, and higher education. From an early age, I realized that God created me to bring hope, healing and encouragement to others. I am currently living out my purpose by creating a space where people can rediscover and become all that they were created to be. I currently live in the beautiful state of Arizona with my wife, two dogs, and an antique piano whom I call, “Betty.”

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