For a couple of years now, until this past April, I went to bed each night with a strong longing in my heart for more purpose to my life. I wanted to share from my experience through writing. I had tried (ever so briefly) to write a Bible study but became overwhelmed with the task and gave up. I started a blog (not this one) but it didn’t really have a clear direction and I wasn’t very inspired. The feeling of wanting to write didn’t go away and I began to see that it was a calling from God. I have learned much from that experience about learning to recognize our callings and heed them. If we are in Christ, we all have one or more.
In February of this year I knew I had to listen to that call and obey. I had the idea of sharing excerpts from my journals over the years and somehow bringing that current. Ever since I left the meetings, I wanted to share my story of how it all came about. The mistake I had made with my previous blog was two-fold: not involving God in every step of the process and also trying to do it all by myself. I knew this time around I needed a team.
My original plan was to have 3 on my team but I found out I only needed one; my dear friend Sherlene. I asked her if she would be willing to build the blog since it is not my forte at all and she agreed. She has done a fabulous job and she is also my proof reader, as well as idea bouncer. She has done an amazing job behind the scenes. I wanted to properly introduce her long ago but she said no, but this is my chance at last! She is a genius in my opinion.
Once we went “live” with the blog and I started writing, I felt immediately fulfilled. I have a ministry again; a calling. I love the fact it is on-line since this is so much the world we live in now. The blog has brought me joy as well. Seeing others connect and identify with my words and then sharing their own stories; this is fellowship, and brings glory to our Savior.
I have had the privilege of receiving private emails from some of my readers and visits on the phone with others. It has been rich, meaningful and inspiring. I feel like God was waiting on me all along to trust Him and get busy! Then, He got the rest in motion very quickly. Perhaps I will write more about this in time.
So now you have an idea of why there are long gaps between some of my posts! Thank you faithful readers for hanging in there with me.