Some things are easier for me to write than others.
It's easy for me to write recipes, DIY tutorials, events from my week, and especially my baby bump updates.
Those are all pretty "safe" topics.
I'm the kind of girl who likes everyone to like me, and feeling disapproval from others makes me feel insecure.
However, I've been challenged lately to step out of my safe zone.
My blog is my ministry. I have a voice here that reaches over 3500 people a month! If all I'm posting is recipes, crafts, and the latest photos, then I'm failing at what God has called me to do.
Every time I sit down to write about something God is teaching me, or to take a stand on a controversial topic, I seem to back down.
I don't feel qualified.
Who do I think I am that I should be writing about such things?
Tonight as I was praying about this, I read in Isaiah 6...
"Woe to me!" I cried, " I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.
Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with a tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, "See this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for."
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, " Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me."
In my own "Faith version", this is what these verses meant to me.
I am a sinner. I mess up over and over again. I am an inadequate woman. I have seen who God is and what He has done, but who am I to be sharing that?
Then God reached down, and in His infinite love and wisdom reminded me that I am weak but He is strong. I am a sinner, but he is the sin forgiver. In His eyes, I am guilt free and my sins are not held against me.
And then I heard God ask me, "who will be my voice? Who will let me use their life?"