Speaking of having faith in others, while I’m at it, I might as well have a little faith in myself. After all, I am a child of God, right? Now it’s only human to doubt from time to time if we are really hearing from God or not. Let me share an experience that happened this week to encourage you to have faith in yourself and that God is indeed leading you.

Recently I have been wondering whether I should continue this whole blog/writing thing. The desire of my heart always has been to be an encouragement to others, and a few years ago I felt called to write. By God’s grace I was able to put this blog together all by myself. Occasionally, I will get a comment from someone and that keeps me going, but most of the time, I don’t really know if anyone is reading these blog entries or not. So I signed up for a blog class at a local college and was so excited about learning how to do this.

Maybe I’ll learn how to put a counter on the thing so I’d know if people are reading it.

Wouldn’t you know it – the class was cancelled! Bummer.

Lord, is this you telling me not to pursue this blog thing?

Yesterday, I was reading my Bible and doing my devotions. My reading was from Habakkuk. The words from Habakkuk 2:2 jumped out at me “Write my answer on tablets so that it is clear and plain to see.” Wow! This was the very same verse from a writers’ conference I went to over the summer. God was confirming what He wanted me to do.

So tonight, I sat down at my computer to try once again to figure out how to put a counter on this blogsite. I found some free code, and after several tries, I finally found the right place to put the code and not get an error. I was amazed that it seemed like it’s working.

Now this might seem like a small thing to you, but for me to know that God is helping me, guiding me, and cares about me in this endeavor is a big thing for me.

What has God told you to do recently, dear one? Trust that you are indeed hearing His voice and keep the faith. Ask God to show you the next right thing to do and then “Just do it!” as the Nike ad says.

As it says in Habukkuk, “The righteous shall live by faith.” Habakkuk 2:4

One thought on “Keeping the Faith

  1. Be encouraged. As I spent 2 yrs. in ministry on the road writing a newsletter each month (and didn't have time, but did it because the Lord told me to)I rarely heard from anyone about the newsletters. Out of 156 people, I might have heard from 6 or so a month. When I returned home, several people who never contacted me commented about the newsletter and something they read that God used to speak to them in those yrs. Just do what God calls you to do out of faith.

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