Day 1: Why? Why do I continue to try to write?

Why? Why am I doing this 31 Days of Writing Prompts Challenge? Good question!! I love to write and usually get some good feedback BUT I fall short when it comes to being consistent with my writing.

Why is it so hard to put fingers to keys or pen to paper and share my story.?

I know I have been called to write. God has walked with me through many valleys-some of my own making and some caused by others. They have been difficult, full of challenges and ultimately growth in the end. I want to share what God has done in my life.

Then I start listening to the wrong voice. I wonder-what will people think or say about me when they know the truth? When they realize this older, gray haired church lady has not always been the person they see and know now? Would they still like me after learning of my truth? Would they care?

Then I remember my truth today. I shout to myself STOP LISTENING TO THE LIES OF THE ENEMY!!!

I am a child of God, saved by His grace, a new creation in Him. The old has passed away and the new me lives today.

I am reminded of Gen 50:20. Joseph’s brothers fear he will retaliate, with good reason, when they finally find out he, the brother they sold into slavery, is a very powerful man. BUT GOD! He surprises the pants off them by saying:

“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.” Gen 50:20 (ESV)

Joseph needed to go through all his experiences and challenges to get in the position he was elevated to so many lives could be saved in the end. He gave God the glory and forgave his brothers.

So I will write this writing challenge. Then I will write about the experiences of the old me, the one that God brought from death to life. The experiences the enemy meant to kill me but God will use for the saving of many lives.

For I was lost and now I am found and I NEED to write. So that, my friends, is why I am writing in this 31 Days of Writing Prompts Challenge

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