Do you ever find yourself second guessing yourself or the gifts and talents the Lord has blessed you with? I know I shouldn’t but there are days I break down with “Is this what God has called me be doing? Am I being and doing all I truly can for God?” Of course we shouldn’t doubt God’s plan yet I want to know 110% I am in His will and not my own.
One day as I shared this with a dear friend she listened, encouraged, and then reminded me a movie segment from Sister Act 2. Before she could finish her sentence I knew the scene she was talking about. It is one I have shared with teachers when I’ve presented on “teaching writing” and also with my daughter and some of her peers.
Whoopi Goldberg’s character, Sister Mary Clarence encourages one of the teens in her choir to sing. She quotes “…when you can’t think of anything else but writing, then you are a writer…” from one of her favorite books. In my case, I am always thinking about writing in some form. What is it God has called you to do? Does this gift occupy your mind and heart? I want to encourage you to be all you can be for God – bring Him glory as you write, sing, speak, or whatever unique and special talent He has blessed you with.
Keep this in mind though – no one and nothing should ever replace God as the head. Keep your eyes on the Master of your gifting, not the gift itself.
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Today's photo is of me at a young age sitting across from my Gram and Aunt Nancy's house.