My dad, ever the sweet loving joker, says that since birth I have been giggly and loud and have always had something to say.
When I was a little girl, we would go to stay with my grandparents. As we would lie there at night, talking about all kinds of stuff, my grandma would softly pat me and say, ” We have to quit talking and get some sleep.”
Even as an adult, I get teased about always talking and having something to say.
When I was younger, I didn’t quite know how to take all the jokes. While I knew it was done lovingly, it often left me wondering if there was something wrong with me. Maybe God had made a mistake.
As I have gotten older I realize that God did not make a mistake. He gives us gifts, and in His time, He will reveal His plan for them.
I guess you could say I have the gift of gab. I have always enjoyed communicating with people. I find talking is a way for me to clear my head, to get it all out there so I can sort through it.
I also enjoy writing. As a young girl, I always kept with me something in which I could jot down my thoughts. As a teenager, I discovered my love for poetry. Little did I know that God was preparing me to minister for Him.
One day, we walked in to church, and found laying on our pew a beautiful little, flower-covered journal. It had silver tipped pages and a scripture on the front which read, “Delight yourself in the Lord.” Psalm 37:4. A friend of mine had left it for me; and later she told me that she saw it and thought about me.
I took that journal home and sat it on the table. As it sat there day after day, I would pass by it and think, ” I need to write in that.”
One day, I decided to make it my prayer journal. I picked it up and jotted my prayer list in it, and said my prayers.
The next day I decided to jot my thoughts down in it, and that is when I heard God speak to me. In my heart, I heard Him say, “Write for me.” “Share your thoughts with those around you.” At the time, I did not quite know what that meant, but my daddy always taught us to listen when God speaks.
I took what I had just written and I shared it with those around me. I was amazed at the response it got. It was at that moment that I knew what God wanted me to do.
I don’t know where your journey is leading you, but there are a few things I want you to remember along the way.
God doesn’t make mistakes. It says in Genesis 1:27 that God made man in His own image.
Whatever your gift is, God wants to use it for His glory. (Romans 12:6a)
When God calls, answer! Even if you don’t understand at the time, be available. (Isaiah 6:8)
And last, but not least, enjoy the journey. God has blessed us with this wonderful thing called life and He wants to bless it. ( Jeremiah 29:11)
I pray today that we will let God lead us. I know there are amazing things ahead if we will only trust in His plan.