I saw this quote this morning on Instagram and it struck a chord with me. What a powerful and true statement. I can’t tell you how many times in my past, I had given up on dreams, goals, and new opportunities because I was scared. Fearful of failure and thinking I wasn’t good enough. Thinking I wasn’t talented and there was nothing special about me. I never in a million years thought I would be a blogger. I have never been a writer of any kind. And NEVER thought if I did write something that anyone would actually want to read it. I’ve also never been the artsy type. I never cared for art classes growing up. I can’t draw to save my life. Before this year, I think the last time I picked up a paintbrush was to paint a pumpkin with my daughter last year for Halloween and then sometime as a child before that! When I started this blog about two weeks ago, I had two post already written about my miscarriages. I thought, I’ll post once maybe twice a week because what else am I going to talk about? Now here I am writing blogs almost every single day. I have gained a passion and love for bible journaling that has opened up a creative side I never knew I had. I am painting and drawing things that look like someone else did them!
Why is all this happening? What has changed? My relationship with the Lord. He has changed my perspective, my attitude, my wants and dreams. He is opening up doors for me and closing others that needed to be closed a long time ago. He has given me a thirst for life and making me realize talents I never knew I had. I look back now and think I wish I had this passion for life ten years ago. But, God has a purpose for everything. He takes broken people and makes them whole. He takes amateurs and gives them the ability to build an Ark!! An Ark that housed two of every animal on this earth and stayed afloat for forty days and forty nights in a constant rain storm. Was it built over night? No way. It took Noah years to build it. YEARS! We aren’t exactly sure how long but some studies estimate it between 50-75 years. God has a purpose and perfect time for everything. So don’t get discouraged in whatever season of life you are in. Don’t stress about timing and wishing that everything would happen right now. As much as we want things to happen immediately, God has a better plan. Wherever you are in your journey with life, appreciate the time it’s taking to get to where you want to be. Because it’s during that time and that wait, that you’re learning and growing. I wouldn’t be here today, writing you all, if it hadn’t been for the time God was taking to mold me into the person he KNEW I could be. When you’re feeling down about yourself, and feeling like you’re not good enough, stop and remember that Amateurs built the Ark, professionals built the Titanic.