I've always been a follower. A middle child, I became a people pleaser early in life, content to walk in the wake of another. But right here where the dawning happens, this blog that I began on a whim, this is where I have found my voice and courage and who I really am all by myself when I'm not in the wake of someone else, someone bigger, better. This space is just me here, thinking things out, figuring life out, learning how to not be afraid and how to have something to say.
It has led me into things I never thought would happen. Oh, they were dreams alright, but they were held prisoner by insecurity and low hopes and an inconspicuous lack of confidence. What I had were pipe dreams.
Ann Voskamp once said, "Sometimes you don't know when you're taking the first step through a door until you're already inside." I find that to be true in this blog that I've been writing for almost three years now, because here I am with the cover story for a local Christian magazine for the second month in a row.
This is God's doing and not at all what I had set out to do myself when I began this blog. God gave my captive dream feet with His plan. He built my courage and gave me a voice right here, post by blog post. I just needed the legs to stand and the heart to step into what apparently was a door.
And of course, if I can do it, you can do it.
What is it you've always wanted to do? Why not start now, on a whim. God will take it from there.
Reach Out Columbia's November Cover: Mark Hall — Just Making Disciples
This is a 5 Minute Writing on Friday.
Today's prompt: Voice