You do not like them. SO you say. Try them! Try them! And you may."
-Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham
I know what the heck am I doing a 31 day challenge for if I don’t like writing??
Well, let’s go back a four years and I will tell you…
In 2010 I felt God telling me start a blog called Simply Jesus Ministries so that I could post other people’s writing that encouraged me, I wanted to have lots of guest writers, and post links to other people’s awesome writing. I wasn’t a writer, but I wanted to encourage people to delight in Jesus. But as it turns out God had a whole different plan. You see He knew that I could be a writer (it even seems weird to write that) I was just afraid to fail.
Anyway, back to my grand plan of only posting other people’s writing. (Hold on while I laugh hysterically) I sent emails, I linked other people’s words and even wrote an occasional post, I mean I had to post something. But it was more out of necessity then loving to write and I still didn’t think people would want to read what I wrote. But God kept nudging me to write, and my friends kept encouraging me and I kept writing, and before long I actually started to like it. It helped me process what I was thinking and I got to encourage people as I was doing it.
All of this to say, we may think that we don’t like something, with a goat or in a boat or any other place, but the lesson here is to be obedient and listen to that still small voice because in the end you will realize you do like green eggs and ham or in my case writing.
Because of Him,