Do you listen to God’s whispers even when they make no human sense? This week marks the one-year anniversary of “Embracing The Unexpected.” This blog started with a whisper from God, many years ago, “Maree I want you to write and tell our stories.
I knew God had taught me how to embrace life in the midst of the unexpected, but I wasn’t so sure sharing it would be a wise move.
I argued with God because it just made no sense. “Lord, not me – surely you have someone else in mind.” But then again the last ten years had made no sense.
He had taken the little girl who wouldn’t raise her hand in class to the front of crowds to speak and advocate for those with a loved one with mental illness.
And when my knees knocked together with fear, God was right there with me.
So why would it be any different with writing?
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV
Have you ever noticed God is relentless? He didn’t seem to like my reasons for why it was an impossible endeavor. So last year I decided to be obedient to God’s calling, on my heart, regardless of the doubts, insecurities, and excuses. Together with God, I committed to writing once a week for one solid year. I DID IT!!!!
Does God ask us to do things we aren’t qualified for?
Absolutely! However, he will be the one that qualifies us for the job. We just have to be willing to be obedient to his calling.
Will he bless us when we are obedient?
You bet! He has brought people into my life to help me along the way with all of my insecurities and flaws. He has blessed me with some special people willing to read, edit, and encourage me.
I still remember the feeling I got when I first pushed the button, “Publish” and my writing when out into the world. Feelings that said, “What in the world have I done?”
Then God gave me “You!” He gave me a community of people willing to embrace life right where we are. Thank you for reading my posts and encouraging me over this last year. It has been an amazing year filled with new friends and tremendous blessings.
Do you listen to God’s whispers even when they make no sense?
Next week I plan to take some time to rest with God. To seek and hear his whispers for exactly what it is he has in mind for me. Then, I will return to share some highlights from the first year of “Embracing the Unexpected.”
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