What if my humble home, my story, my words spilled out on a page, touched one person?
Would I write? Should I write?
What if my own grace-filled passage – my journey – reminded one person that God is real and His mercies are new every morning?
Should I continue to display my vulnerability on the page for all to see?
What if intermittent tears mingled with God’s truths filled my dark places with light and my brokenness with peace?
Would I allow these healing words to be shared and is there a slight chance they might become “just right” words for someone else?
My “what ifs” are my doubts and fears all wrapped up in my dreams! My passage to grace – my journey to reaching for the stars is God’s gift to me. He gave me these dreams, this page and whispered “write”! My “yes” to God’s words stored in my heart is answered by leaving my story on this page for all to see.
The risk results in sweaty palms, a quivering stomach and wobbly knees, but God never promised it would be easy but always assured us He would walk the walk with us. When God has your heart He also has your story – the good, bad, ugly and beautiful! Your story is safe in His loving arms so set it free!
Today my “what ifs” are my convictions that I must follow this passion to write. But on those days my convictions become my hesitations, my own story becomes my encouragement because God gave me my story with one simple request “write”!
And so… I write on, listening for the next prompt, for the next truth, for the next whispered love note that begs to be answered as I say “yes” on this page – to display my story, my journey and my healing for all to see!
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Yes, what if. What if. And then it becomes completely worth it. Thank you for that reminder.
You’re welcome! Blessed you stopped by! Sharing our story honors God who chose to give the story to us. Blessings!
Keep saying yes to Him my friend! Your words are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Testimony Tuesday.
Your encouragement keeps me going! The writing community feels, shares, writes and shares the love through encouragement. It’s a beautiful thing! Hugs my friend!
I do so love it when my words resonate with someone or help them through a difficulty, Mary. But where God has truly blessed me is in this discipline we give ourselves to in writing/blogging. Almost always I gain insights that I wouldn’t have, if I hadn’t put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. This writing that we do allows God to have a much deeper passage into our hearts. He grows us through it. He refines us in it. He blesses us beyond our comprehension! I hope you stick with it, my friend! You’ve always been such an encourager to me and I love hearing your heart poured out here each week. 🙂
Your words crept right into my heart today and have found a home. “This writing that we do allows God to have a much deeper passage into our hearts. He grows us through it. he refines us in it. He blesses us beyond comprehension!” Amen! My story has been refined through words – God’s words and the healing and teaching of who I am and who He wants me to be are wrapped up in this process of writing. I don’t believe I can give it up even on the days when I wonder why! Who’s to question God and His plan??? Thank you for your wisdom, insight and encouragement! Love you Beth!
There was a reason I came to your blog post today…
I needed this today, not yesterday, not last week but TODAY,
“What if intermittent tears mingled with God’s truths filled my dark places with light and my brokenness with peace?”
I needed the reminder that His mercies are new every morning!
Yes, you should write…you should share “your own grace filled passage”.
Thank you friend <3
God’s truths fill our hearts and the words come tumbling out. I am humbled that God knew the timing and how to use these words to bless someone else. I am honored and so blessed by your presence here in my grace-filled home. Blessings, my friend!
Mary… this line —> “When God has your heart He also has your story – the good, bad, ugly and beautiful!” That friend is glory right there!! Beautiful!
Happy smiles are embracing my face right now! Your words filled my heart and encouraged my story. Blessings, my friend!
Hi Mary, I’m having a hard time leaving comments tonight… Hoping this one goes through! You have such a beautiful way of arranging words that create a fragrance for our Christ. And I loved the notion of bravely writing words God inspires in you to possibly be the “just right” words someone else needs to read/hear. Lovely!
(Visiting from our Writers (In)couraging Writers group)
Both comments went through but they somehow ended up in my spam folder. I am working on trying to fix this but so far no luck. God’s words are amazing and His love for us empowers us to write for His glory. Blessings my friend!
Oh Mary! I love the idea of the words God inspired within us becoming the “just right” words that someone else needs to hear or read. How pleasant are the words of a friend? You have a way of arranging your words into a beautiful fragrance for our Christ. OH, how you do!
(Visiting from our Writers (In)couraging Writers group)
Missy – I am so glad you didn’t give up and left me with encouragement. Please keep stopping by – your presence blesses me!
Mary, That was absolutely beautiful!!! And so inspiring for me. I let myself be held back, but when I answer your beautiful questions, I know that going for it is worth it. It is a strangely scary thing to do, but I feel like I relate to you. And such gorgeous, freeing words: When God has your heart, He also has your story.
Amy, you blessed me so much by affirming my words which are my passion. Every time I press “publish” my heart races and inside everything screams “I hope someone will like my post”. God has this and letting go will free all the anxiety inside. Thank you for stopping by! Blessings!
I have learned to accept and love that my own story lifts up with encouragement again and again especially when I read it back! And sometimes reading my posts are like “I wrote that?” and I remember it is He writing though me in a moment of inspiration beyond comprehension. And that is why they are so beautiful to me.
I know how you feel here, Mary. I can’t wait to get to know you better. It’s His story. 🙂
Well, you made me cry with this one. I’ve been walking such a hard road…a hard, long road. I really think this post right here belongs on your about me page. It truly is you in every way, shape and form. Love you!
Oh Barbie! My heart cried with you because as we tell our story our whole lives are put out there for everyone to see and then we wait… wait for that one person to come to our home and hope they like what they see. Today you are that one person and for that I am so thankful! You reach into my writer’s soul and let me know it is okay! Love you right back!
“God never promised it would be easy but always assured us He would walk the walk with us.”
This one sentence. Poked right into my heart (in a good way). He has been so good to remind me of this truth. Thank you for being part of that reminding!
Thank you, Marie! God’s words do soak right into our hearts at just the right time! He is amazing! Blessed you stopped by! Have a wonderful weekend!
Yes, yes, Lord. Just one soul, one post, one day, one miracle of grace at a time. I echo the cry of your heart, Mary. Most certainly …
Thank you Linda! Your presence in my humble home has been such a blessing! God gives us the who and the what and we just need to be ready to receive it! Happy weekend!
Such encouraging words on the gift of writing!
Thank you! Blessed you stopped by! Writing is important because God gave us a story, but the vulnerability involved leaves us hesitating more often than not. Blessings!