I’m going to admit something awful. I didn’t want to write today’s post. Last week was crazy; between dance and soccer, vet appointments and work, I was already exhausted. Then I hurt my back over the weekend and found myself unable to put on my own socks Sunday morning because of the pain. Thankfully with some medication and rest, it improved enough that I was able to return to work. But I was empty. And out of words. I found myself staring at a blank screen, desperately searching through my writing notebooks to find a coherent thought I might be able to share. I came up empty. Nothing stuck out and nothing came together.
Then I received an email from a friend with a word from a teacher urging writers to keep writing, not to give in to the resistance, because God is working through words right now.
She had no idea I was sitting home at that very moment ready to give up on writing. “Just take the week off,” I was telling myself. But something in me knew that if I gave myself an excuse once, I would certainly use it again. And her encouragement came at just the right time.
I write in the hope that people find the love of God in my words. I write to encourage people to find freedom in Christ. I write because He saved me. And I find that stories have a way of speaking directly to the heart.
I’m not taking this week off. God has things to say, even when my own words seem to fail me.
I was reading a verse I’d previously highlighted and wanted to share it with you:
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair, persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down but not destroyed;”2 Corinthians 4:7-9
I am empowered with an unrelenting conviction that good will triumph over evil, that Jesus is coming back and resurrection and redemption are waiting over the horizon. I am emboldened by His invitation to partner with Him, working to bring His glory here and now. It’s a conscious decision to place myself, my life in the midst of His moving. Whether He returns while I breathe life or after I meet death, I will always be standing where Grace is found. I will always be in a place where I need God, where I need to see Him move; a place where I never have it all together or all figured out; where I’m not tempted to believe I can do it on my own.
It’s a choice to stand in His strength over mine.
This week I call out to you to stand up and keep going. Don’t let your circumstances hold you back from your destiny. Find a moment to connect with your Maker and ask Him how He wants to move through you today. We are Daughters of the King, each with a unique, divine calling on our lives. Even when we’re confused, walking in the quiet times (See: When God is Quiet), there are opportunities for growth and glimpses of our destiny. Ask God to give you the strength to keep going today. Whether that means running, walking, crawling, or letting Him carry you, keep going.
“Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;”Matthew 9:37
Go out in peace today knowing your life is in His hands, and He has work for you to do.
- Faith Like a Child
- Living in Truth
- 4 Lies That Keep Us From Our Divine Destiny
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I’m a wife, mom of two, and lover of Jesus. I believe through Him we are transformed and receive new life, giving us unique purpose.