Wednesday, October 15, 2014

truth for when you feel invisible



Let’s keep it real. I have had such a hard time working through this series. It’s been a struggle; I don’t want to put up new posts, I don’t want to post period. It’s not because I don’t have the content. I have loads of it, most of it is coming from a manuscript that I’ve been working on.

And it’s not because I don’t think what I have to say is valuable, I believe it is.

It has been hard to blog because I have been feeling like no one is listening. Walking through these posts this month has forced me to really evaluate why I blog, and why I share. And I’ve realized one thing: the enemy is a jerk and thief and he will do anything to get us to shut up and not share our stories. 

The enemy is smart enough to know that there is tremendous power in the stories of how God has met us and saved us. If he can silence me from sharing what God has taught me, then the redemptive power of God’s story in me won’t make a difference to you.

I have toyed with the idea of not even finishing the series all together.

But then the emails slowly began to trickle in. They say things like: thank you. I needed to hear this. I’m struggling with these same things.

I have been reminded that my story matters whether I impact one person or ten thousand persons. 

It’s hard to share these things on control and finding freedom because daily I am reminded that I have so far to go. While I’ve experienced freedom in many ways, there are many more ways where I continue to hold on so tight my palms have finger nail marks on them. It’s been a hard and long journey. 

But I believe in the power of God to give us freedom, just as much as I believe in the power of God to use my story to impact another person’s life. I don’t understand how he works, and that isn’t even what he asks of me. He asks me to be faithful and diligent with the things he gives me, and let him use them to bring him glory. It’s not about glory to us. It’s about glory to God. 


So when you feel small and insignificant and like no one notices, remember that is just a lie from the enemy. God has a different idea. If I write inspiring words that impact thousands, that’s great. But it’s no less important if those same inspiring words only impact three. That’s a truth that applies to you as well. 

If you’re at home wiping bums and noses all day, if you’re stuck in a cubicle, if you’re running the cash register, if your husband doesn’t seem to notice you; you need to know this truth: God sees and takes note of you right where you are. All he asks is that you are diligent to live your life the way he is directing, and then share his good news as much as you can. 


You are seen. And your story matters. Don’t ever think it doesn’t.

3 comments:

  1. I don't write for these reasons. satan is a big fat jerk. Lately I've been thinking how I need to write because it's worship, and it brings me into deeper intimacy with the LORD. Writing can bring Life to me when I see it that way. And then, maybe, He'll prompt me (MAKE ME) press publish on something from there. But for now I need to get "back to the heart of writitng/worship .. it's all about You, Jesus."

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  2. I don't write for these reasons. satan is a big fat jerk. Lately I've been thinking how I need to write because it's worship, and it brings me into deeper intimacy with the LORD. Writing can bring Life to me when I see it that way. And then, maybe, He'll prompt me (MAKE ME) press publish on something from there. But for now I need to get "back to the heart of writitng/worship .. it's all about You, Jesus."

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  3. So from the heart. Keep writing, Gina.

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