|Posted by donnadawson on January 23, 2009 at 7:35 AM|
I never thought I would see myself writing. And then I never thought I would see myself speaking or singing--oh yes, God is working in that direction too--and now I sit here flabbergasted because it is sinking in that I will be writing.
I remember asking God to give me a full-time career. As my daughters left home and my house emptied I clearly remember begging him, "don't let me become obsolete. I don't want to just sit at home and spend my life in a never ending cycle of household chores. I want my life to matter beyond the walls of my home." And he has answered that prayer in full measure.
This year will bring a flurry of activity. I will be teaching night courses in creative writing at Fanshawe College. Who would have thought that those online university writing credits would have brought me so far? March will find me in the preliminary stages of cutting a CD. Yes, that's right--a CD. Over the course of 30 years, I have written songs--24 of them in fact--and God has placed people and circumstances in my path that will bring about the publishing of those songs.
I'm excited and nervous. Excited because I know that God is using the gifts he loaned me and in using them others may just come to know of his great love, peace and forgiveness. Nervous because I am human and in being human my will can often get in the way. When that happens things usually start to fall apart at the seams.
Not only are continued prayers appreciated but praise also that God is big enough to move beyond our shortcomings and work through us anyway. And that he loves us all so much that he tries over and over, in so many ways, to win our love in return. Many blessings as you go forth in the calling God has chosen for you.