I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me.
Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.
Today as I was filling out an application to join a website concerning writing, I really began to wonder why I have not more actively pursued this passion which lies in my heart to write. I have loved the art of rearranging words since I was in kindergarten. I knew math was not my strong point after being the only kid in the class who did not receive a big Hershey bar for being able to say all of my numbers correctly from 1 to 100. I despised my teacher for years because of my own failures and finally after repenting and asking God to forgive me I can remember some of the good times from those early days.
In high school I really found my love for writing as I wrote poem after poem and really enjoyed my writing classes. I had a teacher who believed in my writing and gave me much needed encouragement as I struggled with who I wanted to become. Well instead of focusing on my college career and getting any kind of degree in writing, I quit after the first semester because one of the teachers seemed to hate the way I wrote. Why on earth did I give up so easily? How often in our lives do we not push for the things we want but instead walk away from our destiny only to discover ourselves not where we want to be 20 years later? So here I am, working in a restaurant for the past 25 years and going nowhere in my passion for writing because I let a stumbling block 20 years ago stop my voyage. Now don’t misread me, I love my job and I have had so many opportunities to bless others here that I have no regrets, I just wish I would have been doing something with my writing at the same time.
I have decided today there is no better time than right now to change this aspect of my life. As I go through the process of adding all the little extras into my book like table of contents and dedications, I want this to be a beginning of something new for me. I will soar as though on eagles wings just like God says I will in the Bible. He keeps His promises to us and all we have to do is believe. It really is that simple. He set before us this great race and it is up to us to decide whether we will run it or not. Taking this race to the next level is my goal. Yes it is one filled with hurddles, but once you have mastered the art of jumping with God, nothing is impossible.
Do you have a dream? Do you know what your hearts’ passion is? Are you just accepting where you are in life even though there is the fire burning within you to accomplish things much greater than this? Is it time for you to run? To push forward? To gain control of your destiny? I myself am ready to run this race full force. I got what it takes and this fire, well it just will not decrease! I want to be a lighthouse for someone else. I want God to use my writing to change the world and to reach those who are in need. I want to display my life for the world to see so that there is evidence of a better life, one full of blessings and wishes granted. It is never too late to start running your race. Ready. Set. Go!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,