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Monday, November 21, 2011

Why I Write

Write it girl, Week 3! Topic for the week; 
"When was the moment you first believed you were a writer?"

I never considered my self a writer.  NEVER. I am not a writer by nature, nor a reader by nature. Not my preconceived nature of what I had become by my own ideas anyway, but God had other plans.

I started this blog after meeting a friend on FB and she suggested I check out another blog for ideas on making money at home.  I am a SAHM of 3, so I was looking for a way to bring in a little extra income.  Blogging was one of the ideas.

I admired other blogs, but never seriously considered one for myself. I thought it would be hard and tedious. I thought you needed experience.  What in the world would I have to write about?  What would I say?  I am naturally a quiet person so talking in front of others is sometimes difficult.  I have always been quiet. I am not big on sharing my feelings and emotions.

I would envy people that had talents, that were walking in their calling. What was mine??? I am not really good at anything. I can't sew, I can't draw, I can't sing, or anything close to any of that. 

I started the blog anyway. I figured it if didn't work out I could always delete it.  I started to notice that things would come to me in the night. Profound things, things that I know my mind didn't come up with. I felt like I needed to write this stuff down, but never would. I would usually blow it off, or sometimes I would share it on Facebook, but as we know you have a limit as to how much you can write, or you would have to write a note and not many people read those.

My first post was short because I was afraid if it was too long I wouldn't have anything else to blog about, LOL.  Again God had other plans!  I enjoyed it, and amazingly I haven't run out of things to write about.  I know this is all God and take no credit because never would I have thought I would be writing anything but my name! :-)    I go back and read some of the posts and think, "WOW Lord, I know this has to be you and the Holy Spirit"!  I am honored that He has blessed me with this ministry.  The opportunity to write, to share, to encourage and to experience His grace, love and mercy through words.  I am learning about myself!  I am amazed at the things He tells me and shows me through the blogging process.  I am touched, encouraged and feel His presence every time I began to write.  I can't explain the feeling but it can be overwhelming at times, at least for me anyway.  I get excited when I think about writing. The computer has become my little sanctuary if you will. I know He will always meet me here.  

I have been able to share so many of my life experiences and gained many friends in the process.  I love it, and cannot imagine my life without blogging! 

Thank you Jesus for allowing me the opportunity to share You, to experience You, to be in awe of You through writing.  I still don't consider myself a writer. I can't see me writing a book or anything. I do consider myself an ordinary girl just pouring out my life for the Lord over the computer. A Blogger for Jesus is what I am, and I don't take that lightly! God is awesome, and I am honored to be used by Him!

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Isaiah 55:8-9

  “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
      “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
  For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
      so my ways are higher than your ways
      and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.

Write It Girl, (week 3)   Follow this link to read about more bloggers and why they began to write!


Denise J. Hughes said...

I have always been on the quieter side too. And I've never been big on sharing my feelings - except with a select few.

I am so glad you chose to begin writing. I am such a believer in the writing process.

I enjoy your blog!

Jeri Taira said...

I totally relate to your writing/blogging experiences. What an adventure God has us on. I'm so thankful too for meeting new people through writing and making new friends.

I'm so thankful you found your voice and are becoming as you are discovering. You are a treasure.

Shelby said...

I am thankful that you stuck to it. Thank you for sharing a part of yourself with us! I pray that He continues to use you in amazing ways.

stacey said...

"The opportunity to write, to share, to encourage and to experience His grace, love and mercy through words."

Me, too friend! Blogging has only brought me good things and the chance to experience God's grace over and over again!

Thanks for linking up!

Nikki said...

WOW, I am SO honored that you ladies took the time to stop by and visit!! All of your words are so encouraging to me. I think the best thing about blogging is the new found community of friends I am gaining! Thank you all so much, if you only knew how much this means!! God is awesome!! :-)

Trina said...

this is great - love to hear about your writing journey. I get that, too - when you look at your own writing and - wow! - realize God used your fingers to write something He wanted to say to you. Have you read Ann Voskamp's Upside Down Bloggging post, from her keynote at Relevant last year? You would love it. Let me see if I can find the link...
Part one -
Part two -
I appreciate your unashamed passion for God and the Holy Spirit - it's an inspiration to me 'cause many of the people I know are afraid of the Holy Spirit, but I've recently come to a deeper place with God and hearing him and it's so neat to see someone else as on-fire as myself.

Nikki said...

Thank you Trina!! I love Ann Voskamp's blog! I subscribe to her too. She was one of the first blogs I started reading before I really knew what a blog was! LOL, I will definitely look up those posts. The Lord is really bringing me to a new place in Him, I have always loved Him, but this time it's different and I love it! Just keep me in your prayers and please continue to check on me and send some encouraging words. I need it! :-)