Friday, April 03, 2009

Just When You Think It's Over...

In the past couple months I have had "growing pains" where I knew I needed to be doing something, but not sure which direction I should go. Praying about it, but not seeing clearly what to do. I have been writing, but it's been flat. I went so far as to think that what I was doing wasn't worth anything. And I wondered if maybe God was through using me and whatever gifts I had used in the past. O ye of little faith! I have often wondered if I was a bit like Peter--I'd jump out of the boat and then panic and sink! (Reach up and keep your eyes on Jesus. Oh. Simple. ha)

I saw this quote as I perused through some old quotes and put it up on my Facebook page and Twitter:

"The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It goes along with my own Christian faith on spiritual gifts--that God gives us gifts and we will feel joy as a Christian in using those gifts. So, it caused me to pray in more specific ways.

And within 24 hours, I had opportunities AND a deep yearning to revive my own writing with new purpose. When you wrestle with the Lord (a reference here to Jacob,) then you must mark the ground as a place that is holy in your life.

What is the most delightful (and there are several other things that came in) is I get to reconnect with those people who were part of my childhood and my own spiritual development. Maybe I'll get to talk about that.

Anyway, I wanted you all to know that I so appreciated your warm comments and your prayers for me. It encouraged me. I hope that I can continue to encourage all of you, too.


Terra said...

Hi Crystal,
This sounds intriguing and a bit mysterious. I do love a mystery.
Please keep me informed about your dream and your steps to achieve it.

Carrie said...

Yay! Excited for you, and to see God's plans for you continue to develop!

Story and Logic Media Group said...

I firmly believe that if you have a great desire to write a certain thing, God will help you in the creation of it.

Pam said...

"When you wrestle with the Lord (a reference here to Jacob,) then you must mark the ground as a place that is holy in your life."

thank you for sharing that. i've recently wrestled with God over my own writing and it's place in my life, but i didn't consciously name it as a holy place and mark the ground. i need to do that. your words helped me come to a next step in the process. thanks!

i'm glad to hear that your own writing is getting revived again. blessings!