"You are a cheerleader for God." The words came to me from a friend telling me what gifts and talents he saw in me. I was looking for indications of my purpose and path.
His words meant a lot to me that day. I needed to know that my efforts were not wasted and that others benefited from what I shared. But he knew my goals and my hopes and I felt that maybe those ideas had swayed his words just a little.
Yesterday I was told that I was gifted to encourage and this time the words came from someone who knows nothing of those dreams that I have laid out in my plan. She spoke directly from her heart about her own situation and I was just a side note.
This morning I mulled over the words she shared and the walk I have been on. The first comment of being a cheerleader for God returned. It would be amazing if millions of copies of "Practical Proverbs" poured off of the shelves. That would tell the world that I AM a writer and my words to matter to someone.
Being a cheerleader or an encourager to one person should be enough. It is not about how the world perceives my walk, but about my obedience to that walk. As long I continue to put one step in front of the other and walk the path that I am led to walk then the words will be where they need to be when they need to be there.
Knowing that I am doing what I have been gifted to do should be the most important part of everything that I do.
Where do YOU find your award, honor or acknowledgement that you are doing what you know to do? "Define your success between you and God or the world will define it for you." - Angela Benson