It’s not just about me: Using my gifts to help others

God created us all for a purpose. If you’re anything like me, you might need to let that sink in momentarily. The all-magnificent God, who created the universe and everything in it, made every one of us for His purpose. Every experience along our journey thus far has been for a reason. God has been molding and sculpting us to do His work with every step. Each of us has a talent(s) to share with the world. We are all unique in our abilities. It is up to us to find out what God wants us to do and then do whatever it is with our hearts.

To do this, we have to trust God. He knows what He is doing with us. I will never forget the power of holding the pen for the first time and recording the thoughts of my heart. It terrified me. Honestly, I never wanted to share the deep pain in my heart. I was the little girl who shoved her hands in her pockets and tried to blend in with her surroundings. Sharing the pain, buried for many years, was never my idea. Now I can say with certainty that God had other plans for me. And He knew what I needed. Not only did writing help to heal my heartaches, but it also helped others with a similar situation. The sad part is that I ran from it for years.

When I’m writing and connected to God for a moment, I won’t take anything in the world for my gift. Time no longer matters. It feeds my soul. I feel so close to God, and I love working with Him. It’s the same way when sharing my story with an audience. I feel them. And when God blesses me to deliver my message of hope, and I see them embrace it, it blesses my heart in a way that I can’t explain. It all comes from God. I don’t have the power to touch anyone else’s heart alone. God gave me the connection and thoughts if I write anything to touch another soul.

The devil is constantly trying to stop me. He tries to destroy my self-worth because he wants me to quit. Last week, the enemy put thoughts in my mind that made me doubt my desire to write. Those feelings, however, were all about me. In that state, I was only thinking about myself. When I humbled my heart and thought about God’s plan for me and my life, I realized He was not finished with me yet. God helped me to establish my thoughts. He will show me how to get through this trial so that I can help others do the same. This trial will not break me nor destroy me. It is going to mold me into a stronger vessel for my Lord. The gift of this hardship will be greater than the pain. If I doubt this, I need to look at my thumb.

Serving the Lord, and doing whatever He wants me to do, satisfies my soul. Even amid the storm, my soul has peace. Instead of fighting against this hardship, I will embrace it and learn everything God wants me to know. I want to walk through the hardship as a child of the King. My God is all-powerful. He has grace for my every need. What a blessing it is to walk with Him. My flesh may be weak, but my Lord is strong.

Romans 8:28 (KJV)
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Have a beautiful day!

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