A few years ago (2018) a lady from my church asked me if she could suggest for me to talk at a monthly ladies’ evening at church. She was a reader of my blog and somehow got it in her head that if I could write down thoughts then I could speak them in front of a group of people. My introverted self can assure you that writing and public speaking are very different. Having said all that, she never did get a chance to suggest to the organizers that I should speak because I said I would pray about it that week and get back to her. That same week an organizer called me and asked if I would ever speak at the next event and I took that as my cue to be obedient to God’s leading and I thanked Him for the opportunity to share some of my testimony. So today I want to share some of the same thoughts I shared with the ladies at my church.
I feel like I need to preface this post by saying that I am not one to buy into all conspiracy theories. If you know me, you know that I am not a fan. So please know that this post is not based on conspiracy theories, but rather on my conviction. I didn’t want this to be just another opinion piece on COVID-19, but I have spoken to many people about this topic, and so many seemed to have the same fire in their belly as I did in regards to what I am writing about today. I trust the Lord will be glorified in and through this post.
I was preparing to just journal my thoughts as per usual, and not blog them. It’s easier to just jot everything down and hide it in the countless pages of scribbles and notes in my journals, but I felt like maybe I should share. So, if you need some encouragement, I hope you will be blessed, but most importantly, I pray that you will be prompted to turn to God for all your needs.
I was not going to post this blog. I feel like the thoughts in the below post have been processing in my head over a long period of time, thus proving difficult to articulate what I want to bring across. I feel as though it is a string of multiple thoughts, and I am not sure I was able to develop each thought with as much clarity as it needs to be effective. With that said, I pray that it might bring about some thoughtful consideration in your life.
I am a person that keeps a journal. I have stacks of journals that have pages filled with thoughts and feelings, and prayers dating back to when I was in first grade. I don’t journal every day, in fact, there are some spaces of 6 months to a year where my pen has not hit the paper. I am an introvert in most areas of my life, and my journal often ends up being my confidant. It is where I can be open and completely honest. My entries are often prayers to my Savior as I share my heart with Him.