“You're crazy,” they said as I scribbled away doodles, tried to open an Etsy shop, and packed boxes in my tiny sorority bedroom.

I didn't stick with Etsy for long but I had the itch to get outside of the norm — to do something so beyond ordinary when I graduated. I couldn't help but start something. I didn't know what that something was, I just knew I had to do it.

So, I tried all sorts of creative endeavors. I was more like a whirling tornado of creativity than a human as I grabbed my diploma and zipped into the next project. TBH, I've been more of a hot mess than an actual human in my lifetime. Sounds like you? Cool, join the club.

You know, a lot of people ask me how I started blogging and speaking, how I grew an audience, etc. And one of the many things I've learned is that it's about getting started before you have it all figured out. It's about dipping your toe into the cold, deep sea because you'll never walk on water if you don't get out of the boat (John Ortberg).

Walking on water sounds crazy, right?

Good, it should. But I think we're called to be crazy — to step outside of the ordinary and to do those things we don't believe we could ever achieve, and even the things we don't fully understand.

It's not about proclaiming to the world, “HEY FOLLOW ME I'VE GOT IT FIGURED OUT.”

It's about taking a sister's hand, walking this journey, and saying, “HEY, WE'LL FIGURE IT OUT TOGETHER.”

It's about making the hard calls, being willing to change, learning as we go, and following the Leader even when we look crazy. When I started doing that, something amazing happened. My blogging hobby turned into more than just a hobby. It led me to become a full-time writer and speaker instead of using my degree after college…something I never thought I could or would do.

CRAZY, right?

So if you're afraid to chase your passion for fear of being called crazy, be crazy with me anyway. Jump out of your safe little boat. I promise, with a little bit of faith, some stink, sweat, and your eyes fixed on God's power over your life when the waves start crashing, you WILL walk on water. Even when the world says you can't. It's like it's what you were made to do or something.


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7 thoughts on “If You Don’t Know What To Do With Your Life…

  1. I absolutely love this❤️

    Posted on February 1, 2017 at 6:54 pm
  2. I absolutely love this ❤️

    Posted on February 1, 2017 at 6:55 pm
    1. Jordan Lee

      Thanks for reading!

      Posted on March 8, 2017 at 2:55 am
  3. Needed this today. Wow!!

    Posted on March 22, 2017 at 8:42 pm
  4. Thank you for this!! So needed it.

    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 12:32 pm
  5. Jordan I have a question!,, What if you don’t know what to do with your life, I work in a job that I hate but then again I don’t know what kind of job I should do what kind of job is it that God wants me to do and I pray about this almost everyday and still I feel confuse and I still feel lost. I try to be patience I just don’t know anymore! I will love your advice on this 🙂

    Posted on May 2, 2017 at 2:22 am
  6. I love this so much and feel so encouraged by it. I’m currently working to build a “career” and make a living as a motivational speaker and blogger (I just recently took both your blogging course and your Pintentionality course). Never in a million years thought this was even possible. There are so many people who laugh and call me crazy…and the journey can definitely be discouraging at times! But, I’ve learned 1) God is not limited by our location, 2) the gifts, talents, and passions we have were given to us for a reason and 3) walking in obedience and trusting God with our future is not always logical from the world’s perspective. It doesn’t always feel logical either, but we serve a God who defies all logic. It’s a long journey, for sure…but we have to trust it will all be worth it and that we’ll walk on water! We just have to keep at it.

    You are a huge inspiration and encouragement and I appreciate your honesty more than you know! Thank you for sharing this with us. I needed this reminder!

    Posted on November 13, 2017 at 10:25 am