Travel back with me to 1995. Eleventh grade. English IV. Ms. Elmore.
Ms. Elmore had us journal everyday for the first few minutes of class. At first I loathed it. I had a hard time coming up with a topic. It was free-style writing. Just write, she told us. By the end of the year, the practice had become routine. I found myself journaling on and off for years. Writing became a way for me to clear my heart and head and make sense of how I was feeling.
Fast forward to 2010. A dear friend from my Bible study told me I should start a blog. What??!! That's a crazy idea, I thought to myself. Until I did it. Over a year later.
Jump to just a few weeks ago....the beginning of a new year. I was praying about my spiritual gift. Asking God to reveal to me what He would have been do with it this year. I recall saying something like, "God, if You want to have a voice through my blog, then open the door and I will boldly step through it." You see, I only want to do what is God's will for my life. If that includes blogging, so be it.
Which lands us on today...or really, last Thursday. I posted a blog about the Orange Bowl. No big deal, so I thought. A few friends, some old sorority sisters, some Clemson fans and alums will read it. A few. Silly me. Silly, silly me!
God had bigger plans. He always does. The feedback from that post has been overwhelming. Overwhelming. It is hard to wrap my head around the number of people that read that post. I mean, seriously?? Little ol' me, from smalltown South Carolina could hardly write something compelling enough for people nationwide--and international--to read, right? Wrong. God threw the door wide open and used a post about the school that I love so much to draw the readers to Him. I pray that is what you find here...Him. Only Him.
I am honored that you choose to read what He has laid on my heart. And humbled. Overwhelmingly humbled.
"But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted."
~1 Peter 2: 9-10
He has made all the difference in my life. My life is completely changed. I pray someone reading this post can experience the same transformation that I have. He is worth the change....He is the change.