Thursday, November 13, 2014

Trusting God by Julie Auld


Philippians 4 verse 6 (Amp)

Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything , by prayer and petition (definite requests) , with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
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Writing has been an innermost desire and passion of mine since I was a little girl but over the years I lacked one major thing that would be stop me from getting my work published and that is  - CONFIDENCE.

I was always amazed when  I read the work of other writers and then I would convince myself  what could I write  that would make a difference when others have said it better than me before . God had been opening doors for me to write in the past but until I could take down this thick veil over my eyes these opportunities came and went and I would then be pulled down into my pit once again.

In 2012 I had found myself starting life over at 50 and again God  was opening doors for me to take my writing seriously but my confidence was still lacking. I had a part time job but I wanted to write to supplement my income and finally become that writer / author that I only dreamed about.

Until a few days ago I was unsure what I would be writing, then God pointed out to me about a piece of artwork that I had done at a ladies camp a few weeks ago.  I had no idea what the finished piece would look like and I had to put my trust in God to be my hands as I created this flower onto the canvas. God showed me through this piece of art work that if I step out in faith each time He would give me the words to write my story.  When he opens the door of opportunity to write I do not need to be anxious but instead to step out of my comfort zone and let him be my guide.

11 comments:

  1. This is something I needed to see today. Just struck a major hurdle in the plot of my latest novel. I'm not sure if I can overcome it. And I have no other ideas. I was saying to my husband just last night - what kind of an author am I if I have nothing to write? I'm hoping I can work out the problem but it all seems a bit too hard at the moment.

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    1. Hi Lynne - the ideas will come. Sometimes stepping back a big from the project helps them flow.

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  2. Thanks for sharing that Julie. Confidence can be a huge factor, but it's great to know that God is with us every step of the way. Thanks for stepping out and writing. Even though you might not know how that's all going to pan out, God does. I'll look forward to hearing your stories.

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  3. Hi Julie
    Wasn't it great the way the beauty of the flower unfolded. Your Hibiscus looks stunning framed and on your wall. I love the lesson you've drawn from it.

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  4. Thanks, Julie--all of us need to grow in confidence in one way or another and be prepared to step out of our comfort zone. I'm so glad you are nurturing that creative part of you right now, via art and words.

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  5. Beautiful words, Julie. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    We take one step forward and Jesus steps with us. But we gotta take that first step.

    Bless,

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  6. Hi Julie, thank you for sharing so personally with us. I can't wait to read more of your writing!

    I love how God so often blesses us with creative cross-overs; I wonder, is there anywhere that we can all see your artwork, too?

    Blessings, Helen

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    1. Hi Helen it was my first pastel piece and I have the pic on Facebook.




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  8. Hi everyone I would like to take this moment to thank you for your positive feedback, it has been so precious to me reading your comments. I am looking forward to more writing opportunities. Blessings to everyone and I pray God will take your writing journey to new heights also

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