Lately it has occurred to me that I simply went to college because I liked to learn. However, when I was in school I always felt out of place.
You know the kid that is doing one thing but their heart completely desires something else; they just don't know what it is.
I didn't get these degrees because it was on my parent's wish list for me or anything like that; it's just at the time I was chasing after degrees that I thought would get me the biggest paycheck.
Prior to living for Christ, money and having more of it was a top priority. I was in serious debt before my sophomore year of college and after graduating, in order to avoid the student loans, I figured adding on the debt of obtaining my MBA would give me reprieve of hefty loan payments for the moment.
Stupid. Foolish. Yeah I know.
Now that I'm tuning my ear towards utterances from the Holy Spirit and allowing God to lead me I am discovering the things that I really wanted to do but at that particular time didn't know. I was just too lost to know.
I'm a writer darn it. I love to write. I always have. I never considered it before because I used to NEVER dream too big unless I wanted to get my feelings hurt. I was taught to be rational, go to school, get an honest paying job, and die.
That's sad isn't it?
I grew up frustrated as a young adult until one of my therapists recommended putting paper to pen and telling people how I really felt. What did he do that for? Boy did my Mom get long letters of "I don't like this, I don't appreciate this, I feel like this" after that!
However, we both benefited from it. I am so glad that this particular therapist recommended it at the time because I seriously feel so much better when writing. Heck, I even write to God. He knows my thoughts anyway but it just makes it easier for me to see and organize my own thoughts.
Anyway, let me move along and get to my point.
I desire to create. I like doing things. I like to write. I like looking at pretty pictures. I like telling stories. I like sharing experiences. I like encouraging others.
Six years ago did I think that this would be a calling on my life? Heck no! But am I grateful for it today? Oh yeah!
See I don't have any writing degrees. I took a few design classes back in undergrad but I am in no way an expert. I have no formal training in these areas but guess what? I don't need them!
God doesn't called the qualified. He qualifies those He calls. He has called me to use these talents and it is not for me to be afraid of any longer. I can no longer sit and hide and pretend that I can't do this because I don't have training. I walk forth with faith knowing that God will provide me with every experience, piece of knowledge and opportunity along the way!
Now isn't it great to serve a qualifying God? Oh indeed it is!
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