Saturday, July 8, 2017


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#Adversaries are not exclusively limited to people but more than often the non-tangible that are imaginary walls.

In the last ten #years in my journey to become an #author, I have weathered personal challenges such as: lack of money, difficult co-workers, family who still do not understand my desire to write nor understand the importance for me to attend writing workshops that required traveling, illness (hospitalization - the second time resulted in emergency surgery.  One month after recovery I developed adult-on-set asthma along with a food allergy), car trouble, regret, several summers of battling an over abundance population of mosquitoes, lack of time, the necessary skills and resources to accomplish my dream, uncertainty of the publishing industry, fear of social media - including blogging, fear of failure, and home damage caused by Hurricane Matthew that damaged my office.

Why am I blogging about this you might ask?  Because someone, somewhere else is also struggling with personal battles.  Perhaps, they will stumble upon my blog and receive the necessary encouragement to continue to strive for their goal, reassurance that they are not alone and that YES!, they too shall overcome.

Every time I came upon a brick wall, I wanted to lie down and give up.  Many times I have cried out to God, 'Why?  Why is this happening?  God, if You are trying to tell me to quite, please just say it!  I don't think I can take anymore.'

And every time I've heard a small voice that has whispered to me: Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)  And I do while indulging on donuts at the local bakery.  (I'm allergic to chocolate of all things, can you believe it?)  After a week or two of not opening my laptop nor pouring over my work-in-progress manuscript in an attempt to craft a perfect and/or better scene, God revealed a new scene idea to me and/or a different direction I should take my manuscript.

Oh I steal struggle some days more than others.  I still ask God why and constantly chide myself what was I thinking that I could become an author?  God has a plan, I know he does.  My Bible tells me so.
So, if your struggling with anything, remember your not alone.  The best way to forget about your troubles are to help someone else who is in need.  No matter how bad we might think things are; someone, somewhere is in a worst situation than we are.  You won't have to go far.  Right in your home community, your work family and/or your church family someone needs a kind word and an uplifting of their spirits.  The elderly, the sick and shut-in are in constant need of emotional support.  It doesn't cost much to buy a card at the Dollar Tree and take time out to make a visit.  It's the small acts of kindness that counts the most.





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