I am not a very confident person. And that may be an understatement. I doubt things I am good at, I may know it is something that comes easy to me but still can't really believe deep down that I am good at it.
About three years ago I was sitting in my sister Lisa's home with a group of other family members. I lamented over the fact that Lisa had a wonderful career as a nurse that she had put many years of her life into and had helped hundreds if not thousands of people. It was a career. I whined that I had no career and hadn't accomplished much in life. Not sure I really totally believed that, I was whining.
I am an out-of-the-box person. There is not even a box. I am sure I colored outside the lines as a child. I have worked many types of jobs. Teaching, retail, art, and odd jobs. So I haven't really had a "career". I like too many different types of things. Hard to focus on just one.
My passion is Bible study and helping the needy. That is not really a "job".
God has directed my path to becoming an author. Yes, I can actually say that now. I followed something through to completion. This may not seem like a big deal to most of you but to me it is HUGE!
In Habakkuk God answers the prophet in chapter two and tells him to record his vision. This of course, made me think about my vision. And is it God's vision. In verse 3 it says, "For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal, and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay." And not only does God give us a vision of things He has for us but He makes a way to complete it.
In chapter three verses 18-19 it says, "Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and He has made my feet like hinds' feet, and makes me walk on my high places. " Wow! So awesome! A hind is like a deer who can walk along the cliff edge but goes higher and higher. He is able to traverse the most difficult path. As we can as He guides us.
I am an author now. Who knew? God has been able to use the biggest twists and turns of my life to hopefully bring glory to Him. And He knows me well. He helped me see it through to completion. And now I have about 5 other books lined up. Shocking!
I know He can give you hinds' feet to traverse your greatest obstacles too.