Lizbeth Molina of Rawfinery
Jewelry and Floral Designer
I was 26-years-old when I had a moment of seeking purpose. As everyone around me had already graduated college, chasing after a career and financial stability, I was also led to believe that my purpose was to make a lot of money, be financially independent so I can buy whatever I wanted. I soon realized no matter how much money came my way, I felt incredibly unfulfilled.
After a long day of work, I had this overwhelming feeling of exhaustion wash over me. I felt burnt out from working and chasing so much. While sitting in the crawling LA traffic, I throw up my hands, confronted God and asked,
“Okay, I don’t know what I’m doing. No matter how hard I work I’m not getting any happier. I don’t feel joy. I can’t find any type of settling in my heart. I’m restless. I’m tired. I feel so lost.”
So with God in that car, on the 405, I just proclaimed, “Okay, Lord, I’m done. Obviously, I don’t know how to get what I want and how to achieve the happiness that I’m so desperately seeking, peace. I am done trying. I want You to take over at this point. I want You to be able to guide me and direct my life in a way that is meaningful, purposeful and that’s fulfilling. I want my life to mean something.”
I was at a point in my life that I wanted everything that I’m doing to mean something and for our contributions in life to mean something.
At a young age, I was very self aware that I had a lot of creative talents but my adult self was not utilizing any of them.
So, very quickly, two weeks after my confrontation with God, I dramatically quit my job.
From that point on I vowed to myself, “If I want to go back out there into the job market, I need to do work that brings me joy, beauty, creativity, and work that uses all my talents.”
And boy did things changed very quickly and drastically. Doors started opening and opportunities that wanted me to use my gifts came pouring in.
Through this God was telling me, “I know the plans that I have for you. Let’s go.”
I am done trying. I want You to take over at this point. I want You to be able to guide me and direct my life in a way that is meaningful, purposeful and that’s fulfilling.
Photography by Jen Sosa