I’m a writer. I never thought of myself as a writer. Although as I now reflect upon my first 20 years of life, I’ve always been a writer. When I was young, it was nothing for me to write down my feelings of extreme emotion like joy or anger or sadness. In fact, I still have some of those writings tucked away. Maybe I’ll share some one day.
Over ten years ago I began to keep a journal writing my thoughts, fears, prayers. And when my kids were young , I began a journal for each of them journal-ling about their successes, adventures, accidents (ER visits) and some of their failures. My hope with the journals for my kids began as a way for me to write their cutest and most memorable childhood moments to share with them in their future. Maybe to share with the woman they were to marry and then to share with their kids.
Funny to think the class I had the most trouble with in high school was my 11th grade English class. And it probably wasn’t the class that caused me the most trouble, it’s probably because my teacher wanted me to write about things I wasn’t interested in. Actually the class that gave me the most trouble was ninth grade biology. I failed it and had to go to summer school. Anyway…
My prayer for you today is that you take time to examine your life and find the thing you’ve always done. We were all created for a purpose. God put you here for a reason. What you’ve always done is possibly what you continue to be called to do.
- If it’s teaching, then teach.
- If it’s helping people, then help.
- If it’s encouraging folks, then encourage.
- If it’s administration, then organize.
- If it’s talking, then tell someone something positive.
- If it’s being funny, then spread the gift of laughter.
- If it’s making sure everyone around you is safe, then work in security.
I realize now that I’ve been called to write. I thank God for his patience with me while I found this piece of myself. Of course it’s all to give Him glory. I pray this writing here will glorify Him by encouraging you to find His will for your life. To God be the glory for the things that he has done and the way he has revealed Himself in my life.
A popular DJ on our local radio station has made 2014 the year to GET IT DONE. For me, it’s my year of FOCUS.
What have you been called to?
What is this your year for?
What is your IT in get IT done?
This time next year, I want you to be accomplished in that area of your life. Next year this time, I want you to be able to look in the mirror and say, “WOW! Look at Me! I’m a …”
What’s your focus? Please share it with me. If you need an accountability partner, this could be your start. Think about it. Be well my friends. Be well.