The wind is blowing, the birds are chirping, the sun is shining, the river is rushing through its uncharted course (as it is a little high right now). I swing slowly back and forth listening to the chains creak and ponder my words. It has been a while since I have written a “blog”. The blogging platform is saturated and I consider “why bother”? This is a question I have considered often throughout the last month. I finally have time to sit and write; something I am wildly passionate about – but honestly “why do it”? Why not see what others really need and go and do that next thing? I mean who will even reads my blog? Right?
But, doing what others think I should do or going and doing what other people are doing is something I am far too familiar with. When I just hop around from one good thing to the next, it leaves me common, crazy busy, and drastically depleted. When I get out of my lane (my unique gifts)– I take my passion and my heart out of the equation.
The truth is I am a writer. I love to write. I love to encourage and mentor women through my writing. But even on a deeper level than that “I love to write”, I love to write – “with God”. I have found that doing what He’s created me to do “with Him” is far more rewarding than ever doing it “for others”. As I write and study and teach “with Him” intimacy grows, truth ignites, passion erupts, fear leaves, and healing oozes in like the sweet fragrance of fresh blooming camellias.
Piece by piece He restores my heart through what I love and desire and then it trickles with anointing onto others. Life “with God” makes my heart come alive. Writing “with God” makes my heart come alive. And my heart awakened and alive is where true beauty blooms forth.
One of my all-time favorite quotes explains this truth so beautifully.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman