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.