People say I am inspiring/an inspiration. I have to be honest and., say that is strange for me to think of myself as an inspiration. When I look at my life it seems so ordinary…Sure my life has had some obstacles that make life interesting and complicated on a fairly regular basis. Being someone who others see as an inspiration, is something God has had to teach me to embrace.
Now before you start thinking people are creepy and watch me everywhere I go, it is not like that at all. People are most often curious and compassionate. I have found that a lot of people just want to be helpful and possibly gain understanding from someone who has a different experience of life.
This is an example of how God will take someone He wired in the opposite way and use her to inspire others. How else would you explain…that He would create a highly introverted woman, who physically stands out. Honestly, if it were left up to me, I would stay inside my bubble.
Inside my bubble…
I am safe and protected
I never face ridicule or rejection.
Yet there is a problem,
If I don’t go outside my bubble…
I will never grow,
Go places I never thought I’d go.
So now I’m trusting,
Busting out of this bubble called “safe” and “familiar”.
Only because of and for you,
I am reminded again that you are bigger,
Than any fears this adventure may trigger.
So God use me,
In whatever way that it maybe.
If that means standing out for you,
Then help me to,
Be a reflection of you.
I am learning this is where the adventure begins friends…When we stand in this place, somewhere between comfort and His grace. That’s the place, where we can all be an inspiration, by His grace. We each have a story that someone needs to hear. The tricky part is finding the strength to open up and share. It doesn’t matter if it is in words or deeds. Obedience and willingness is all He really needs. Whether you need to burst out of your bubble to walk into a new adventure, have the courage to share your story, I hope you were encouraged by this journey of mine.