Father, You send encouraging hope from someone whose way with words I so admire…
“I am hopelessly behind but wanted to again encourage you…I just read your blog entry on Enid Blyton and it made me smile and brought back wonderful memories… I pray many other readers around the globe discover you.”
And I am buoyed up to see You behind my offerings!
Yet… only a few days later… another e-mail… pronounces “just adequate” over me… Sinking my hopefulness like an anchor…
And I wonder…
How IS it that one negative overshadows the beautiful? Pulls me down so easily…?
I look again at the first message from an author who knows:
“I hope you are able to focus on hearing the Lord’s truth and not the enemy’s lies–especially about your writing…”
And through her, I hear above the cacophony of words that tear down… Your reminder that we need to keep raising Your standard around us, to fortify the vulnerable areas of our souls against flying arrows:
“I have battled lies for years and my greatest weapon is taking God’s Word (written on filing cards) with me as I walk around the block, memorizing Scripture to tear down the strongholds.”
Look to My Words for light and life, You whisper then…
And like a ship re-setting course, I purpose into the sunlight diamonds you set before me… I take up your Truth as my sword, thankful for those who bring spirit-wind words to our sails… Thank you, E.
Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time
is a trustworthy messenger to the one who sends him;
he refreshes the spirit of his master.
– Proverbs 25:13 New International Version (NIV)
© Pam Depoyan
What words has someone spoken over you to set sail to your dream? Might you bless someone today with yours? 🙂
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