Thursday, July 21, 2011
If Only for One Heart
Speak For A Change
Once again, Alece’s blog, Grit and Glory inspires. She lays out a perfect inventory of what I intend to accomplish with my communication.
Although I am new to the world of blogging, I know what I want to accomplish through the things that I share. All of my posts up to this point show my vulnerability and what I hope is obvious; my honest and humble heart. I pray that over time, more and more people will learn about me, my blog, and my story; hoping that someone can relate with my struggles on some level.
As I take inventory of my life, I am hyper-focused on the things that will make me a better person, knowing full well that a better me is a far way off from a perfect me, only in heaven will I find that version. I have become like a sponge and every good thing that I come across (through what I believe is divine intervention) I soak it up. I jot things down and I record them in my memory bank. These days you won’t often find me without my iPad or a pocket with some note cards and a pen. I save everything that is positive and uplifting.
I pray that through me, the spirit of God can be seen. I pray that I can share some of the blessings that I have received with others. My cup is full, it is my responsibility to take the things that God has given me and share those things with someone else. I choose to pour my full cup of blessings into my neighbor’s empty cup because I know, with 100% certainty, that God will fill my cup to the top again and again.
I try to communicate in all of the ways that Alece described. I choose to be an open book and I choose to share myself with truth, vulnerability, passion, love, humility, wisdom, and authenticity. My prayer is that through the things I share, someone will relate with my sin struggles and they will take notice of the God that I praise and give credit to, through all of my shortcomings. The ultimate hope being that someone will place their faith in my God of 2nd chances . . . and 3rd, 4th, 5th, ∞ chances.
God is good all the time. All the time God is good.
I have a long and storied past. My story is one of sin and remorse, of a lost child that was dealt a crappy hand of cards, a story of brokenness and shame, and missed opportunities. But my story is also one of redemption and praise, a story of hope and happiness, a story of repair and positive reflection. My story is like so many others . . . and as such, I earnestly pray that my unending faith in God and my love for Jesus Christ will shine brightly for others to see, even in the darkest of places.
I really doubt my ramblings would ever change the world, the country, the state, the city, or even the neighborhood. But if I can change just one heart, it is all worth it.
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present." - Sir Francis Bacon