Today I had a little chat with God. Well, we didn’t chat exactly. I wrote to him and he listened. God is amazing like that. He is always listening to us and willing to reach out to us at any time.
We talked today about calling and gifts.
I’ve always been a bit confused about what my calling is. As a matter of fact, I have wondered what my gifts are. One thing I know for sure, I’ve always wanted to write and tell stories.
The thing is, I’ve put that down so many times. Other things got in the way.
Things like doubt, fear, and comparison.
Lots of things got in the way. And frankly, I am tired of them so I am calling them out here and now in my little day one.
Fear – Let’s just say that there is no reason for you to rest here any more. I’ve been there and done that for far too long. I am not going to let you immobilize me any more. I may stumble. I may fall. I may fail again and again, but I am going to simply do. Period. So step back because my God is not a God of fear. Therefore my frenemy… YOU have no place here.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
Doubt – Come on now. I am off of your path. You would walk me straight over to fear every single time. Well…fear is no longer a part of the equation so I am closing the gate to your path. Let all doubt be grown over now and forever. What will be will be, but not because I let you take hold of me.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Comparison – Comparison. Dude, I don’t even know where to begin. You were so good at your game. The whispers. The cold sweats. The tears. You pushed any and every button possible and succeeded many times in making me believe that I could not and should not. You convinced me that I did not belong and that I should check myself and accept things as they were. Sadly, I did. BUT I believe God has given me this time here and now. So I show you the door. Take that mirror with you please. It’s distorted and my thinking no longer is.
PSST I don’t have a Bible verse here. There are plenty about comparison. Take a look.
So back to that talk with God.
I promised him today that I would dedicate two full months to writing. I have no idea what I will be writing about, but I’ll write. The reason I write is because I love the Lord and I believe this is God’s will.
So this is my day one. My prayer is that if there is anything that has been holding you back from what you feel in your heart is God’s nudging, God’s call, or God’s direction, that you just go for it and see where he leads.
God bless you!