“A NEW DAY FOR AN ORIGINAL THING TO BE DONE”

DESIGNED WITH A PURPOSEToday’s Scripture: When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. (1 Cor. 13:11 NIV)

I am new to blogging but not new to writing. As a child, I loved to read, write and tell stories. I would even make up stories and live them through my dolls, just as if they were real. Fast forwarding to my freshman year of high school, I joined the school newspaper staff. I was very excited and could hardly wait for my first article to be published. I don’t remember the title because it’s been many moons ago since high school, but I do remember the excitement that I felt. The day the paper was to be published, I could hardly wait to get to class that morning. I rushed to my class and I took my seat with a smile on my face as the teacher handed out copies of the newspaper. With excitement and joy I searched for my article. I located it and checked the quality of my penmanship. I was so very happy and proud at that moment! But then my eyes spotted my name in another article that someone else in class had written, it was brief and as I started reading it, I could not believe it, it was a “mean girls” article written about ME! It seemed that the boy that this girl liked, liked me. Now I ask you, how immature was that! It was the typical high school drama “I don’t like her”, not a big deal, right? WRONG! I was embarrassed and hurt.

Here I was taking this class to learn the aspects of the business, with the hopes of writing meaningful stories, with the goal of becoming a reporter. I’m reminded of a scene in the movie “Mean Girls” starring Lindsay Lohan. This movie was about a group of superficial girls who found pleasure in being really mean to their classmates (hence the title). I recall a particular scene where they pranked a girl and everyone was waiting in the school cafeteria to see the pain and embarrassment they intended to inflicted upon her. Well I experienced that first hand, my class knew of that newspaper article but I didn’t. So, when I read it everyone was watching to see my reaction. I played it cool but after school I quickly ran home feeling embarrassed. I let my feelings get in the way of my passion, and needless to say I quit the paper *cues the violins*. It all happened so quickly and I had a misconception about writing. I didn’t understand the freedom of speech. I mean, I knew about the Fifth Amendment, but I didn’t think anyone would take an interest in writing anything about me. My pride, my first high school crush, and my embarrassment did not allow me to continue. I dropped the class and I never looked back.

I quickly decided my next step. I replaced my journalism class with a home economics class. I thought to myself, “I’ll learn to cook, that should be easy and fun.” From that point on, I did continue writing but only at home in the privacy of my bedroom. I wrote about a little of this and a lot of that, but I wasn’t really taking my writing serious, it was just something that I did as an escape. After that, other interest came into play and I placed my writings on the shelf. I became a participate in the game of life and growing up was my objective.

Well, that was then and this is now. Today is a brand new day and old things have passed away, at least that’s what I thought. As a new blogger those old feelings have resurfaced. My original passion has been rediscovered; that gift that God placed in me before the foundations of the world has returned. I remember how much joy writing gave me and coupled with my very first love, Jesus Christ, the two has become one in my heart. I love to write about the one who loved me first and saved me from my sins. This was the greatest lesson that I have ever learned. Just because you have forgotten about something that may have hurt you long ago, it does not mean that God has forgotten about it. If He put a gift in you He intends for you to use it. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been or how hard you may have tried to suppress it.

God has a purpose for every thing under the sun, and that includes you and your gifts. It has been a very long time, and I may have got off to a rocky start, but my confidence is back. With dedication, hard work and creativity, I proudly proclaim that I am ready to write again. I would like to inform those who haven’t discovered their purpose to search within. That “thing” that you love to do… You know, that “thing” which comes natural and easy for you. That “thing” is your passion and your purpose is in your passion. I urge you to search your heart and discover the gifts hidden within you. I did and I rediscovered the purpose for my passion all over again. Now it’s a new day and I’m doing an original thing brought back to me by the Author and Sustainer of Life. Your breakthrough will come when you discover your pupose, give yourself to the area that you love and God will  guide you into your destiny.
Much love and many blessings,

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5 thoughts on ““A NEW DAY FOR AN ORIGINAL THING TO BE DONE”

  1. Hello,

    This is so inspiring to me as u await The Lord Jesus to open the next door. Funny that you’ve been reflecting as I’ve been doing the same; watching how Jesus has opened doors, closed doors, put new faces in my path while removing anything that steals my joy.
    We do have a purpose; scripturally I seek to proficy. If you have the gift if tongues it states to seek the better gift; the gift if proficy.
    Where The Lord will lead me I’m not sure, but this I know; Jesus says touch not my anointed, the joy of The Lord is my strength and it is better to obey then to sacrifice. So in obedience I await the next step. Fully trusting that every step from womb until now is known.
    Our God sees the beginning and the end; it’s always clear when you look back to a “bully moment” but nothing is a suprized to our all knowing lord Jesus.
    Thank you for letting everyone peek into how you became you. Much love and many prayers Mary
    I’ve added your blog to my pintrest under “words worth reading”

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    1. Good afternoon Mary. Thank you for your comment. The Lord makes known to those who are His what He is doing before He does it. We know that He has a good plan for our lives, therefore we watch and expect things to manifest. He is always working on our behalf. For those of us who depend total on Him, we are careful to wait with patience because we know that obedience births blessings. Everything has unfolded just as the Lord spoke to me, and even though we may feel its delayed, God is able to grant us retroactive bless. Theres no better place to be than resting in the shelter of the Most High God.
      Much Love and Many Blessings, Mary! Thanks for adding me to your pintrest blog!

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  2. 👏👏👏👏👏👏 How inspiring! Standing “O” goes to YOU. From that experience of old will come great writings and inspirations. Things like that at the time are horrible but somehow… as God says, He works all things out for the good to those who love him. That experience now, is fuel to the fire!!! I love your passion… it’s quite contagious. I can’t wait to read and see what God has in store for you and through you. I’m excited and proud to say that I will be there not able to get a cup of tea big enough or a book of yours long enough to suit me. Many blessings to you, love you.

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  3. Good morning Angel. Thank you for your comment and for your kind words of encouragement. It blesses my heart and I hold dearly every word that you’ve spoken over my life. You inspire me to climb mountains and scale walls that I desire to climb and scale. I know that with God all things are possible. My faith is in God. Thank you again, Angel! To God be the glory for all that He is doing and has done! God bless.

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