Vision – Prayer – Writing – FEARLESS!
BlogFam, One of the comments on the blog post graciously thanked me for my transparency on my blog. Well, Friends, that is my commitment to God,First, to Myself, and to You. The truth is that we, as believers, pretend to be something or someone we are not so often that we lose the authenticity of who God has created us and called us to be and then our testimony becomes convoluted and contrived in order to fit the audience that is reading or listening to what we have to say. Well, in this space, I do NOT have to do that. In this space, I am FREE to be ALL that God has created me to be. In this space, I am not bound to ANYBODY’s rules, regulations policies, or procedures. I am so grateful that in this space I am FREE to be me and I can LIVE or should I say WRITE (LOL!) a portion of the vision that God has given to me.
Now, I admit, that I have had lots of practice at conforming to the images set by others BUT it is through my prayer life that I have been able to gain the confidence and the boldness to just be me! I know you may be wondering how in the world did that come through prayer? Well, I am glad you asked –and if you did not ask, I am sharing it anyway!
I read a quote on Twitter recently that I totally agree with. PRAYER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CONVERSATION YOU WILL HAVE IN YOUR DAY. My sisters and brothers, this is so very true! I do not know of any one person that you can talk to in your day who is more important or who deserves more attention than our Creator. And some years ago, when I truly began to prioritize prayer as a non-negotiable in my own life, I started a Prayer Journal. I LOVE TO WRITE so keeping a Prayer Journal just seemed like the next best thing for me to do in communicating with the Holy.
Well, as I began writing my Prayer Journal, I realized how transformative my prayer life became for me. Prayer became more than just talking to God but I found myself writing thoughts and ideas that the Holy Spirit was speaking to me about everything and now over ten years later, I continue to write whatever pops into my head during prayer even if it does not make sense and even if it does flow with my train of thought. I write about everything and everybody – including YOU! So, my transparency in this space is an outgrowth of things I have already worked through in my personal prayer time with the Lord.
So, one day, nearly one year ago when the Spirit prompted me to start this blog, I knew that I had to re-commit myself to being true to Scripture as I understand them and as they continue to speak AND I also knew that I had to write BY FAITH and trust God that others would be blessed through my writings. I could not begin this blog fearful about what ANYBODY else thought about what I wrote. I just had to do it and let the Holy Spirit handle everything else.
BlogFam, this is the mindset we must adopt when it comes to LIVING God’s Vision for our lives! You just have to pray and listen to the sound of the most genuine voice inside of You – the Holy Spirit, then Trust and Obey. This is the only way that you will be able to know God’s Vision for your life and the only way you will begin to make yourself available to LIVE IT!
Yes, there have been times when I wrote certain blogposts and wondered exactly how others would respond or what they would think. Yes, I have second guessed myself many days. BUT I can honestly say that there is NOT ONE blog post that I did not post anyway! I write by FAITH! BlogFam, as I write by faith, the Lord continues to give me something to say which necessarily includes my personal testimony and I am committed to God, to Myself, and to You to live out - or should I say WRITE OUT a portion of the vision that God has given to me in this space known as the SALVATION and STILETTOS BLOG!!!
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