The book is almost done. It is almost ready to release to the world…
And then a friend shared this quote … a sweet reminder of why I’ve been writing it:
“Here’s what’s surprising about making sense of your life in God’s story: the story is not about you – it’s about Him! He is both the author and the main character and He has written you into His story to say something about Him!”
~ Mike Wilkerson, Redemption
I pray that this little story that He has written me into, says everything about Him.
More and more my life during this season is becoming about writing. As I work on writing my books and editing others, I am finding a different outlet for my passion, perhaps the purest, original one in my life.
Gabrielle Bernstein is quoted as saying “Allow your passion to become your purpose, and it will one day become your profession.”
My passion has always been communicating, in one way or another. I built a sales career when I figured out that talking to people was not wasting time but was actually doing my job. Once I was mentoring a new team member and she asked me what she should do to ‘build relationships’ that would build sales. I asked her, well how do you build relationships in your personal life? You reach out to people, either with an email, a phone call or a visit. You find out what they need and you build trust so that they give you the opportunity to meet their need or solve their problem.
So isn’t writing blogs, books, screenplays, or whatever you are writing just reaching out to the world to build relationship that fosters trust to meet a need?
This week, Chance Scoggins shared his heart in this post: Living So Your Life Matters.
Chance explores vivid truths about what makes a life matter. When I read it, I had had a particularly rough day with a migraine and nothing really visibly accomplished, and it encouraged my soul.
My passion is to encourage and help solve problems, and every day my purpose for this season in this new normal is becoming clearer.
Does your life reflect your passion? Are you living out your purpose in your profession?
“Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely.
It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good. What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing.”
~ C.P. Estes