Thursday, November 26, 2009

What is success?

Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since I've "blogged". Ever have an interruption
in life that seems like the "pause" button was pushed. Thats what happened to me, concerning this blog. The "interruption" wasn't one thing I can pinpoint. I just wasn't sure how to get started back. You hear that whisper, "No one wants to read this", "It's not any good", and the best one, "You're not good enough to do this".
All of these things were being whispered to me and more, about this "blog" and my book I'm writing.
Well, last week I started hearing a different whisper. What caused this whisper?
I heard someone speak, she was so inspiring to me.I'm so thankful for everything she shared.
Funny, what she was speaking about had nothing to do with my "pause" button being pushed. But the Lord is so faithful to meet us where we are. I didn't need to listen to some CD or read some "self-help" book for the Lord to speak to me.
While this lady was speaking, the Lord was telling me, "you can do this, it'll be ok."
Fear of failing or not being "successful" keeps us from doing more than I think we want to admit. The lady I heard speak shared a powerful message with me,......"And they overcame by the blood of the lamb and the power of their testimonies." Rev. 12:11
We all seem to be living the same struggles, with different story-lines(testimonies). What pushes your "pause" button?
Fear is what pushed my "pause" button. In reality, what is "Success"?
Also, where do we get our measurement of success?
I'm thankful that the Lord loves me even if no one ever reads this "Blog" or wants to read my book. Knowing who you are in Christ and pursuing His will for your life, now that's Success!


Anonymous said...

love reading what you write!

Beverly said...

Welcome back...I missed you:)

carla j said...

thank you, Beverly!

Beautiful Daughters said...

Thank you for sharing your heart!
So many times we can get caught up in the whispers of "it's not good enough." or who wants to read this
I too am guilty of this at times.
When we write, we do need to remember that we write for an audience of one.
It was great spending time with you this evening.
Blessings, Rachel