A few days ago I posted on social media about some changes I am working on for this page. One of my high school friends who often encourages me on IG, shared her feedback and as I responded to her I said, “I am praying for the day when I can ‘come home’ to share a message.” Wait? What? Where did that come from? That is exactly my biggest fear!!!
I don’t go “home” often and when I do I don’t usually venture far from my dad’s house. I do not know if it is fear of what others think or thought of me or shame of my own actions or just the enemy getting in my head. I just can’t imagine that anyone from “home” would take me seriously when I talk about God and how He has moved in my life and how fascinated I am when studying His Word.
So, perhaps, that is exactly where the message needs to be shared. Back where I came from and where people can see that perhaps all of those “not so nice” things said about me (those true and those untrue) did not define me or my future. I believe God has always had a plan for my life and while I have tried often to avoid that calling (just call me Jonah avoiding the Ninevites), He does not give up. There are many things in life that I can not do but I have no doubt that anything is possible with God.
So as of today, instead of the quiet fearful prayers of speaking at home, I am boldly asking God to open the doors that will make a way for me to go “home” proudly wearing the armour of God and sharing the amazing things in His Word and what He is doing today! Will you pray with me?
Scripture to consider: Jeremiah 29:11-14, Jonah (the whole book), Phillipians 4:13, Matthew 19:26, John 4:1-42