Looking Back to Move Forward

Where Will Your Dreams Lead?

I have to be honest. I haven’t really been balanced or centered as far as my writing ever since Mama went Home over two years ago. I have been wandering in a sense, easily losing my focus. This has affected my writing this blog, my author page, and my book, “The Sailor’s Legacy.” Mama was my most vocal cheer person. She asked me lots of questions about the book as I was writing. The questions varied and covered plot, plans, the potential of this story and of the characters as individuals. She challenged me without knowing it. My family and friends are still cheering me on. I know I have many supporters who are praying for me that I stay on track with God, and His plans for this story, and for the success of the book. I appreciate that so much more than I have words for. I can do nothing apart from God.

At this time I have caught a new excitement for finishing this round of self-editing and any rewriting that needs to be done. That word, “rewrite,” truly intimidated me and scared me in the past. It was for that reason I had said I would never rewrite. The thought of what that might entail overwhelmed me, so I didn’t plan to go there. What’s that scripture? You probably know the one I’m referring to. “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me,” Phillipians 4:13. There’s also this other one, ““God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work” (2 Cor. 9:8).

I’ve been taught the Bible all my life, literally. Those two scriptures are some of the most basic things taught and modeled for me by parents, extended family, friends, and even sometimes strangers who cross my path. I know these things in my “knower,” as a saying goes. Sadly sometimes it’s too easy to forget because of things in life happening and I allow that to interfere with my trust in God and his strength and sufficiency in my life.

Through prayer, repentance, and listening to God’s words through His Book, and when He speaks into my heart I have that excitement renewed as well as my faith that I can do anything He calls me to. I do believe He created me to write. It is entirely up to Him how far this goes, whether for a few or many people or just for my own benefit. I trust Him with all of that again and feel the lightness of a burden lifted and new drive. I hope you have that, too, in whatever your calling in life is.

Have a wonderful week, friends.

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