Every year I get ideas that I think I can be used in God's kingdom. The past few weeks have proven to me that not all of those thoughts are necessarily from Him. For instance, when I embarked on the blogging journey two years ago, I purposed that I wanted to encourage women; ordinary women, one heart at a time. That is what I believed my purpose to be and I still do. Yet somewhere along the way, God has been showing me that He wants more. Now, I'm still not sure what those avenues entail, but I believe he wants me to encourage anyone who can be touched by Him be it man, woman or child.
I have been out of the workforce since the month of August. Since then I have had a handful of interviews, no 2nd interviews and my heart has been wounded. Last week I had what appeared to be a promising interview. That too proved to be fruitless. In all honesty, I started to feel forgotten by God.
And then I met a woman who takes care of her granddaughter and her physically disabled daughter-in-law while her granddaughter's father fights for our country. That makes my trials seem pretty tiny.
There are others out there trying to make a difference in their corner of the world. One of these is my cousin. He pastors a small church in Illinois where God's word is preached unashamed. He runs a daily video blog. I watched them and they are excellently done. It's done to feel like a one on one visit in an intimate room. I liked what I saw or I would never recommend it. Please feel free to take a look at it and then, please let Pastor Larry know what you think!