3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.
Now to lead into this week's topic you really should visit Lisa Jo's site and see the driving force behind this week's topic.... the story begins with her! today's word: willing
It wasnt until I retired that I fully began to understand the full meaning of the word... Up until that time, life was so harried as an elementary teacher, mother, homemaker, that everything seemed assigned,.. I was in my "have to get it done" mode.... with very little determination to just strike out and volunteer or take on anything with "Here I am, Choose me attitude"
Then all of a sudden the drama of the empty nest, the quiet, long hours opened up that willing...ness in me to devote my time into worthwhile endeavors.... but more than that, I learned a very beneficial lesson that has edified me, spirit and soul.... that of just saying yes, whenever a need arose in the church...I learned how to lean on God more by getting out of my comfort zone and just pouring out my life for the cause of Christ...
It was then that the well-spring of growth in my faith, confidence in God's help, and renewed vigor took wing within me.... days seemed to soar from one adventure to another, life had renewed purpose and the labels which had previously defined me were replaced with a true essence of myself as an individual.... I found myself... all because of choosing to be willing!