"But when he came to himself, he said, 'how many of my father's hired servants have more bread, but I perish here with hunger." (Luke 15:17)
I have FINALLY submitted.
Awkward and embarrassed, I am grateful to find my way back home to CB. This time my absence was a little over a year. In my time away I wasted time.
I wasted my gift.
My God-given talent with the written word. I lost the love for it too. I can't remember the last time I truly was inspired to pen as a ready writer. My joy to express the treasures that the Holy Spirit prompted was dormant as a frosty winter morning. I reasoned that my "writing block" was seasonal and typical of most writers. However, I could not escape the truth that I lacked the discipline and accountability to my ministry of words. Much like the Prodigal son in the scriptures, I wasted my talents on unproductive pursuits and not in the place of my Kingdom assignment.
Christian Blog is the place of my Kingdom assignment. I understand this at a GREATER level now.
I came to myself!
This experience brought me face to face with a clear vision of a greater purpose that the sons and daughters of God must be in position to fulfill their assignments in the earth. One day we all will have to give an account for what we have done with the gifts and talents bestowed upon us by our Heavenly Father.
"So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God." (Romans 14:12)
Although my journey could have been avoided, I know that God's grace and mercy met me in my rebellious state. His love for me allowed the pain of unfulfillment to correct my course. In that condition, I repented and submitted to the place where I belong.
Now, heaven is throwing me a coming home party! I'm in the place of blessings. CB is a place to receive blessings and a place to BE a blessing.
Learn from my mistakes and avoid the school of Hard Knocks
Grace and mercy to all...