As I continue my journey with God, I often find myself asking many questions. Did you ever ask God a question and then get an answer? Cool. Then, if you are like me, you question whether you really heard the answer? Was that really God? Or did I just hear what I wanted to hear?
Honestly, I wish I had a clear answer. I guess it is just knowing what is right and my being a bit scared to follow through on a new path or habit. I had some great responses to my first two God Blogs. Then I stopped. I can’t even say why. I’m not sure. I had been wondering if I should continue to post. After all, I’m not a pastor or a bible scholar. I’m just a guy trying to figure out my path.
A couple of weeks ago, I got invited to give a sermon at the end of the month. Cool and Yikes! all at the same time. I could not say no, even though it is outside my comfort zone. How do you say no to God? Even if you are not a believer, I’m thinking it is not good karma. It is also “stage time.”
Last week as I was on a personal mission to clean out all of my old emails, I discovered an old one that was a comment on my God Blog. It said:
And on the private side of email, please keep up your faith blog. For someone out there, you may be THE voice that turns them back toward God. We are the tools in His hands. We do the work and leave the results to Him.
Was it an accident that I found it, or was it a message? The answer to that comes from our own perspective. My perspective? Yes, I need to write it. It prompted me to read some of the comments to the two posts I have already put up on my website. I also reread these two:
Okay, this blog convinced me. I am moving forward with the desire and calling God has placed on my life and in my heart. Tonight I was searching for a mentor to assist me with winning the World Champion Public Speaking title for 2017; I searched several sites of names well known in Toastmaster’s, all of whom are amazing speakers and, we both know, fantastic people. But your courage in stepping out and starting a God Blog convinced me that the stirring in my spirit to check your website was leading from God.
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I have read and re-read your blog entry several times. Each time it warms my heart. Thank you so much for being bold and sharing from your heart and soul. I’ve followed your blog for a while now, gotten daily emails, heard you speak and learned so much from you, and could see your authenticity through it all. However, in sharing your faith, you’ve become not only more authentic, (if that’s possible) but you’ve also blessed us and helped us realize that it’s okay, preferable even, to share our whole self with the world, not just parts and pieces, in order to really make an impact. You are living your passion and your purpose.
Rock on; God bless,
To me, personally, the message just keeps getting clearer. Write it. Post it. I keep hearing that God talks to us through people. Maybe that includes stumbling on an answer in an old email.
Are you looking for a message or a sign? Seek and ye shall find. Maybe we should not ask God a question, if we don’t really want the answer? Then again, maybe we should.
Thank God for Truth, Love & Laughter,