The Water’s Fine!
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:6 KJV
I have a dream…
…Distant, or deep?
…Fleeting, or firm?
I have always wanted to make a difference in other people’s lives…
I love to read.
I want to write.
When I was only a high school girl, my Daddy used to say, “Ann, you can’t change the world!”
To which I would respond, “Maybe, Dad, but one person at a time, I can make a difference!”
The struggles in this world that frustrate and discourage me the most are those I cannot help…
But when I read, I connect. And isn’t that what makes the real difference, connecting with each other, and ultimately with our God?
Reading brings me alive! It helps me touch another person I would otherwise never know. It brings their world into my hands, through my eyes, and enters my soul. I can experience another’s hope, pain, wisdom, fear, excitement; one word, one page, one chapter at a time. I can decide how to react to what I read – whether I have changes to make in myself, or praise to offer. Either way, I grow.
What if, through writing, I combine the hobby in my heart and the hope in my will with the dream in my mind?
I know I already make some difference…
Helpmeet to a wonderful husband,
Mom to two great kids,
Hairstylist to many faithful friends.
Is this the time for more? Or later, when the kids are older and I have more freedom? But then, I hear others – older and more experienced – say life doesn’t slow down, maybe even gets faster…if even given the opportunity to see tomorrow.
Where do I begin? How do I know this is from God, or another one of my bright ideas?! Do I dip my toes in the water, or dive in head first? How do I even begin? I’m not a diver!
Thank you, Faithwriters, for inviting me to test the water and see what God has planned for me and my dream. Maybe my sights are too small; thinking if I’m a writer, that’s all I can be. Maybe God has another path I don’t even know about yet. If I’m following Him, He will guide me and prepare me for what is next. Meanwhile, I will not fail for never trying, but simply, obediently; take the next step, until my Lord brings me home.
For now I see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. I Corinthians 13:12 KJV
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