Do you ever have a moment....a day....where you wonder:
Why? Why am I doing "xyz"....
or What? What is my gift...talent...purpose?
Where? Where am I suppose to do "xyz" and use my gift, talent, purpose?
When? When am I suppose to do "xyz"...with my gifts, talents, purpose for this where?
And Who? Who am I to do the where, when, and why?
As a WONDERFUL WARRIOR WOMAN (on a Wednesday, non-the-less..hehe...) I may wonder this from time to time but I feel pretty grounded, pretty confident, in knowing that God has given me the gift of gab....lol...
Let me explain:
Not everyone is comfortable sharing their life story to others, never mind in a public, out there for everyone and anyone to read or hear.
Open to vulnerability.
Open to criticism.
Open to even self doubt, self criticism, self struggle.
Open to share the good, the bad, the ugly of the past.
The good, bad, the ugly of the present....
...and the good, bad, ugly of the hopes, dreams of the now and future.
But this is what I have realized....we are all called to bring light into lives of others.
We are all called in different ways.
Thus if I am called to share EVERYTHING (well almost everything...lol) than I am a willing vessel.
I admire Joyce Meyer in her willingness to share with others her life. I have admired, listened, and learned so much from her for almost 10 years now. through many of her teachings I have realized that one of my many gifts is to share...share my life....share what I have learned....whether it is about health, nutrition, faith, family, social, spiritual, physical, psychological....ALL of it....I have been "asked" to be open to share my story....my life...with all around me....all who are willing...wanting to read....hear...in order to be a good ripple for others. Who am I to deny my Maker when He asks something of me?
I grew up my mom expressing how much she wanted to write a book as to bless her children.
I KNOW I am to write to bless others around me. Because really who on earth would want to share all the most tender vulnerabilities with others? There are many out there who share lots about their life but share the surface....share about vanities or pride....and even from them there are things to learn.
I share not for those reasons....heck there are times I wonder, ask, why....why do I share...what does it matter? Who cares? Why do I even care?
I have learned and realized through my faith that those of us who are called to share our lives in this way have the gift not necessarily of gab...but the gab is about giving....it is about pouring out ourselves to give:
I HAVE A POWERFUL GIFT TO SHARE MY LIFE AND TO SHARE THE JOYS OF EVERY SINGLE MOMENT LIFE GIVES US!
I have a gift to share how even when I am struggling with something physically, mentally, or spiritually...
I TRULY can LAUGH through the tears....
I TRULY can ENCOURAGE others and myself through the struggles....
I TRULY have FAITH....no matter what....
I TRULY see the HOPE in all of it....
I TRULY feel the PEACE of my situation....
I TRULY CAN find my JOY in all circumstances....
I TRULY can see the LOVE in all of it....
ESPECIALLY THE LOVE OF THE LORD carrying me through it all!
Next time you find yourself wondering on the: who, what, where, when of your life.....STOP...REFLECT...BREATH...because we all have a calling, a gift, a talent....a purpose....dig deep....pray....listen...breath.....and the answer WILL come to you deep within. And don't let go of it!