Many times I’ve felt as though I’m not making progress fast enough with the things the Lord has planned for my life. I’ve been guilty of trying to force my plans to try and fulfill what only God can do. It feels much like trying to push a rope. Frustration rises and nothing turns out right. Sound familiar to anyone?
As I reflect back over the years and ponder the moments God was stretching and growing me, I am able to clearly see how His divine hand was guiding my steps.
God desires for each of us to be difference makers in our world! He has allowed things to happen in our lives for the purpose of making and molding us into the person He desires us to be. He has given each of us a sphere of influence where our story will connect perfectly to those within our reach. From the moment we first believed, He began an amazing work in us. The Word of God promises that He will bring that work to completion.
Philippians 1:6 (NIV)
6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
This scripture says nothing about “Kelli” bringing the good work to completion.
God began planting the seed of writing in my heart a few short years after my prescription drug addiction. This happened to be right in the middle of my marital woes and at the height of our financial meltdown. I was in no way ready to write for the purpose of helping others. I was in the throes of getting help for myself! However, God began ordering my steps to places that would water the seed He planted in my heart.
After nearly 10 years of watering the seed, God has finally allowed the first exciting step toward writing my story!
In less than two weeks “Dare To Be A Difference Maker” vol. 4 will be available!!! I am still in disbelief that God arranged for this opportunity to cross my path as a means for leading me into writing. I have known for a long time that my story is to be written, but I would always dismiss the thought because in my mind I’m not a writer. God decided to show me different! I have had the amazing opportunity to co-author a book with several amazing people who share their stories. When I see this book cover, I think of Sarah and how she laughed at being with child at such an old age!
Genesis 18:12-14 (NIV)
12 So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?”
13 Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”
All of us are to be difference makers in the lives of those God places in our path. Go with me ladies, let’s Dare To Be Difference Makers!