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

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