I began writing and public speaking after turning sixty. I never thought I would be called into a ministry where I would show my weaknesses and vulnerability. Sometimes I think God made a mistake when he tapped on my shoulder instead of someone who has a master’s degree in creative writing and successfully completed the Dale Carnegie’s Leadership training
When God “tapped Moses on the shoulder” and asked him to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, Moses said, “But why me? What makes you think that I could ever go to Pharaoh and lead the children of Israel out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11) God didn’t tell Moses the reason he chose him for the task. God only said, “I’ll be with you …”
Moses’ journey proved to be difficult, but he fulfilled the mission. Writing isn’t easy for me, either–especially proofing my own work. I read an article written by an editor who suggests when proofing your own work to read it aloud as if you are a robot. So, I tried it. It is amazing how it makes you slow down, see each word, and not skim over them.
During times when we experience troubles or doubts, we may need to switch into robot mode to see what is really happening in our lives. God will provide the power and stay with us along the journey.
Lord, when you ask us serve you, help us accept the challenge and do our best to glorify you. Amen.