“Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Proverbs 19:21
On August 22, I sat with God and wrote about my desire to write and encourage other women in their faith. This is something I have wrestled with for a while: wanting to write, but not knowing if it’s God’s will for me to do so. Maybe there’s another gift I should be nurturing? During this quiet time and journaling session, I really felt encouraged by God. I prayed and wrote down some ideas. Over the next week, I came up with a plan. I set my date as October 1 to launch this writing project. I mapped out some different Scripture that resonated with me. I continued over the next few weeks to jot down ideas and journal when I felt God putting something on my heart.
I’m going to be completely honest – I am still wrestling with this. Ultimately, God’s plan is going to prevail. I’ve been praying that my desire to write aligns with His will, and I’ve been praying for His will to be done. I also keep hearing the lies that I know are not from God…but sometimes, sometimes, they sound like they could be. I’m no Biblical scholar by any means. I’m not Beth Moore, I’m not Priscilla Shirer, I’m not Angie Smith. Sometimes, I forget God created me uniquely. So no, I’m not a Biblical scholar. I am a regular, ordinary stay-at-home mom to three wonderful children who loves Jesus. My life has been altered in such an amazing way. I still have tough times, I still struggle on my walk…I’m not perfect. My heart wants to walk alongside yours and encourage YOU in your faith.
I’m bolding praying for God to use me through my writing to encourage others. I’m inviting you to join me: sharing how God is working in your life, interacting with me, and sharing my entries if you know someone who could use the encouragement. Community is a beautiful gift God has given us, knowing there are times we’ll need others to lift us up to Him.
Prayerfully, I am committing to blogging 2-3 times a week about various topics God has put on my heart. I have a plan that will take me through November, and an idea for December. I continue to pray for clarity and direction, and hope you will consider lifting me up in prayer as well.