14 Nov


Ecclesiastes 9:10 (KJV) Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest

Is it just me, or does the years seem to be going by faster?  As of this day that I am writing this blog, there are only forty-five days left in the year of 2014!  I don’t know about you, but I always try to examine my year to see if I have passionately pursued the desires in my heart and done what the Lord had called me to do.   I don’t do this so that I can beat myself up if I didn’t quite meet every goal, but rather I do it because it teaches me life lessons that I can’t learn any other way!  When I take the time to think about what I spent my time on, I can see some very rewarding things that I’ve done, but on the other hand there will be other things that didn’t quite work out.   If I honestly evaluate the things that didn’t quite work out the way that I wanted them to,  I can usually use them as good teachers that will help me in the year to come!

When I look to the New Year I like to think of it as if it is an action adventure in a brand new chapter of a book that has yet to be written.  I guess it is the writer in me, but I find the new adventure to be very exciting!    Although the steps I am beginning to take can be somewhat unfamiliar, this to me is what makes life worth living and stirs up my passion to pursue it with all my might!  I love that with the Lord, I get more chances at reaching the goals that I may not have reached before in the previous year! He redeems my time so nothing is wasted!

Even though I have published four books before, I am excited to be preparing another one!   It’s like having a new baby! I know that I have to take care of it, but it does not mean that I necessarily know how.  I cannot always do the same with this baby as my last!  Every child is different!  You just sort of play it by ear and let the baby tell you what it needs.  More than I want to promote the fact that I am working on a new book, I really want to promote the message behind the books that I have written and will continue to write!   I have a passion and a desire to encourage others to follow their dreams, no matter how crazy they may seem.   I am a farm girl who was born and raised in a small little rural community in Kentucky.  Why would I, of all people, be chosen to write books?  My answer is simply this…because I said YES!   If I, of all people can write books and be published, then there is no limit to what you can do… What is your passion?  If you do not know what your passion is, then this blog is your divine challenge!   Until you know what you truly desire to do and are passionate about, then you will spend much of your life (years) being unfulfilled and very unhappy.  However, when you know what your passion is and the Lord co-labors with you in fulfilling your purpose, there is nothing more rewarding and satisfying!

So this is the challenge! I know that I’ve said a lot, but it all boils down to:  What is in your heart to do?

Ecclesiastes 9:10 (KJV) Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

It sounds to me like you have been created to do something passionately with your life and that you are to do it with all your might!  This blog is one of my attempts to passionately pursue what is in my heart! I hope that you will follow suit and arise to the challenge to pursue your passion as well, no matter how outrageous or crazy it may seem!

2 Responses to “Challenge!”

  1. coachmbrown November 18, 2014 at 3:14 am #

    What this passage says to me as a former coach, “leave it all on the field and leave the game with no regrets, no retreat and no reserve.” Whatever we decide to do anything less than our best means we wasted our effort because we chose to not give our best. God deserves our best.


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