So have you ever heard a voice in your head? I mean literally a voice that comes out of nowhere. Call me crazy, but I have. I guess you can call it an echo of conversations past, or maybe my conscience warning me. As someone who follows Jesus, I believe that He speaks to us through the Holy Spirit. Now don’t get me wrong, this was no burning bush moment. I was just reading an article this morning and taking a few minutes to ponder the deeper meanings of the situation. (more on that in a later post) Then a crazy thing happened, I started scrolling. Ok, it’s not such a crazy thing. I am fighting an addiction, I admit it! This whole internet thing appeals to my desires. It appeals to my thirst for knowledge, my desire for wisdom. I kinda relate to Eve. (Any expanding on that is totally for another post!) This is nothing new….. I’ve always liked information….communication.
So back to my scrolling…. It wasn’t what I wanted to do, I really wanted to get to writing. And that my friends is a big problem for me. When I started thinking about Lent and what I would write about, the provision of God really kept rolling around my head. His provision comes in so many ways, and one of the most precious commodities He provides is time. And as I said yesterday, I already have time in my day, but then it’s up to me to use it wisely. Some days I do, but some days I squander it. I am horribly wasteful of this time, and it is heartbreaking when I truly think about it. Why? First it’s a gift of God, and to not open a gift from Him is just plain stupid! He knows my dreams and has given me a opportunity to work toward them. What more could I ask than that?
So how did I get back on track this morning? Well it’s all thanks to the Spirit’s whisper. Oh….and Danielle Steel. As I was scrolling mindlessly, I saw an article about the prolific author, and how she just published her 185th novel. In that same moment I heard a faint voice, “I bet this isn’t what she does?” Ya, I guess you don’t write 185 novels by sitting around scrolling! So since I can take a hint, I positioned myself in a more conducive writing atmosphere and here we are, taking the time to open the gift and ponder how I use it. And hopefully encourage you to identify the gifts He has placed in your life. And when you do, don’t let them sit there gathering dust. Open them and use those gifts! They are there for you to share with others, and bring about a fullness of life beyond our imagination! To show God and His goodness, to a world that is in desperate need to see it.
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