Not a Goodbye, but a Hello
The best way to learn how to live is by simply doing it.
I used to struggle with the idea of making a blog and a website. But after 2 months of weekly blogging, and 12 straight days of daily blogging. I can honestly say that it has gotten easier. Oh sure, I've used many helps and resources. Read lots of interesting articles on how-to-do-it. Watch a number of Youtube videos. And (I'm sure) made countless mistakes here and in living life.
But as I reflect back. Life is awfully like the same way. Oh sure. There are great bits of help. Some fun videos out there to help. Many people want to assist and point you in the right direction. There are funny videos, cute pictures, amazing recipes that you will find.
But life is for the living.
You actually have to do it.
You only have this one chance. This one day. This one moment to live.
As I ponder those thoughts, I realize that my life is like a vapor. Just a quick mist in the annals of time. Will my life make a difference? Who knows in 100 years if there will even be computers, blogs, life coaches, books? I can't foretell the future. But I can make a difference right now.
I can choose to let my light be dull. To keep my wings tightly wrapped around me. To be quiet.
I can choose to use the light I have. I can trim the wick and let my candle burn a bit brighter. I can stretch my wings and fly to greater heights and deeper valleys. And I can USE my voice.
Yes, there are millions of voices in the world right now, but none of them are mine. And I am unique and different. I was not created to be a parrot or just mimic what others are saying. No, God has blessed me with a unique personality and a special set of gifts. And today I have a choice to use those gift.
I don't want to just blend in. To keep everyone happy. To never ruffle feathers. Sometimes love has to be tough. Wings have to be clipped to grow. Even the best apple trees have to be pruned if the orchard grower wants quality fruit.
So today, as I say hello to my new life as a Christian Life Coach and a blogger. I say goodbye to the quiet me. The one who was afraid of everything. Afraid of sharing who I really was, always trying to blend in, and afraid of my faith. But I'm done with that with living life like that.
Today I choose to be what I really am. I choose to be a child of the King.
I choose to act like a Christian in all my doings. I choose to share my faith through my actions and writings. I don't want my little vapor of a life to be wasted. As the great missionary, CT Studd once said, "Only one life 'twill soon be past, only what's done for Christ will last."