It's In Other Words Tuesday and I'm linking up with Tami of The Next Step.
The following quote was chosen by Tami:
I often admire people who get to fulfill their calling in the spotlight.
Years ago, I had my own dreams of speaking and writing. I enrolled in a Dale Carnegie speaking program and received four pens for my talks. I was asked to return as a graduate assistant to demonstrate each type of speech for the new students. It was an honor and a good experience for me.
I worked as a cardiovascular nurse specialist for 25 years. This photo was taken on my last day of work with Dr. Scott Robertson. We worked together for more than ten years. I gave some speeches and taught a few workshops for heart patients but speaking never became my fulltime job.
After leaving nursing, I attended CLASS; Christian Leaders, Authors and Speakers Seminar with the Littauer's in Maryland. I learned to think on my feet and prepare talks and Bible studies.
But life always seemed to get in the way. For the last few years, I've worked with my husband in his entrepreneurial endeavors. I've learned so much about technology, social media, consulting and even HTML.
On occasion, I wondered if I was missing God's call on my life. But I refused to give up hope.
Heart Choices was a name the Lord had given to me about 15 years ago. When domains were available, I registered both the .com and .org. I also registered the trademark with the state. I wasn't sure what the Lord would have me do with it though.
And then ...I discovered blogging!
I began blogging back in 2007 but not on a regular basis. Over time, I discovered my voice and prayed about what God would have me share. I realized that heart choices weren't always about heart health but involved spiritual issues as well.
Heart Choices isn't a wildly popular blog compared to so many others. But it's become a ministry for me. It doesn't really matter if I get one comment or twenty. I don't want to be into numbers and comparisons. If one person is blessed or helped, I'm blessed.
I've always loved to mentor and to be mentored. With blogging, I get the best of both worlds. Bloggers come in all ages and levels of spiritual maturity. And we get to interact with each other.
So, I'm content in the place I am right now. I don't know where God will lead me next.
But I have faith to believe He will show me ...in His time.
And I'll be patiently waiting.
Blessings and love,