If truth be told, I thought Jesus Christ would have split the eastern sky by now! After all, I’ve been told since the womb (1950) that His imminent return was NEAR. Well, here I am 67+ years later and I’m still here – the Church is still here and life is being lived.
And, I am grateful and hopeful. The more time God gives us the more we can do for the Kingdom. And, for me? That is where I’m going from here.
God put a pencil and a dime store printing set in my hand when I was eight-years old.
In the 1990’s I sat on our couch every morning handwriting devotions for my first devotion-journal. I pleaded with the Lord to allow me to publish the book, A Pruned Branch. He told me to write and He’d take care of the rest. I wrote and I wrote and I wrote. And then in 2002 tragedy struck our family and my pen silenced as our hearts broke. A long season of grief followed.
Early in 2004, Holy Spirit, as persistent as He is, said, “It’s time to finish the book.” I did exactly what He told me to do – WRITE!
Now, sixty-years since the dime store printing set, the charge to write is still alive.
I believe there is great truth in the idea that whatever you did or dreamed about in your youth is what you were created to do.
It certainly has been true for me. I have done many things in my adult working life. I have single-handedly managed businesses. I have been placed as supervisor over a small team of women. I have worked side-by-side with the overseer of a huge construction site. I have worked for the President of the United States! (Read here!) I’ve been assistant to the President of a manufacturing company. I am currently the customer service manager of a small manufacturing company. And, in all these positions I was required to write: letters, newsletters, emails, letters to HOA members, bulletins, job descriptions, procedure, and so much more.
Writing is a HUGE part of who I am and what I do!
It’s what I plan to do until it’s time to lay it all down at the feet of The One who gave me the charge – I have a responsibility and I fully plan and anticipate fulfilling it.
This new year of 2018 I have three words to motivate me: diligent | steadfast | truth. I pray no one ‘on my watch’ will ever be able to say, “I didn’t know that, I was never told that Truth.” I want my social media to shine with God’s Truth.
After all. Christ’s imminent return is soon, maybe sooner than we think or maybe not, but for me and my pen?
We will serve the Lord!
This week I’ll be linking up with:
- Inspire Me Monday
- Glimpses of His Beauty
- God Sized Dreams
- Jennifer Dukes Lee
- Tea and Word
- Seeking God
- Porch Stories
- Coffee for Your Heart
- Tune In Tuesday
- Heart Encouragement
- Dance With Jesus
- Fresh Market Friday
- Thought Provoking Friday
- Counting My Blessings
Hope Heart Home’s FIRST Giveaway of 2018!