Before I started blogging, I was unsure of what or how to do it. It was as if a big door was looming before me that I was timid about opening. What would I find on the other side? Would anyone read my words? Would I learn from others? Could I make new friends?
Well, as you can tell now, I did open that door with the help of mostly my daughter and also an online group.
What a blessing it has been to me! I have made some wonderful friends, some of which I have met in person. Others I chat with nearly every day and we pray for each other.
Reaching Out Through an Open Door
Writing poetry and sharing art has opened so many doors for me to reach out and share my life with so many. One thing I want to make sure of is that I use my words wisely. I want to be a voice for good and for beauty and to bring glory to God. This is my prayer:
Lord, set up a guard for my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.
I wonder where I’d be if I had not opened that door to become a blogger. Think of all the beauty and wisdom I might not have had the opportunity to share in. If you are wondering whether or not you should begin a blog, think about why and what you want to share. Then, open the door and look for the possibilities.
Other Doors to Open
There are other doors to open I have been putting off. Sure, there are unknowns, but I need to push through and take one step at a time, as I mentioned in this post where I talk about baby steps.
I don’t know whether it’s because I’m uncertain or not sure how much work will be involved or whether I’m just plain scared.
At the beginning of 2018, I made this art journal page to share what some of my dreams for this year might be. Some I have accomplished, and some I have not.
What about you? Is there a door in front of you that you are hesitating to open? What might motivate you to push through and see what is on the other side? Remember – Life is a journey. Whatever doors you open or close, make sure to do what you can to restore peace and beauty.
This is Day 11 of Five Minute Friday 31 Days of Free Writes, and the prompt word is door.
To read the other posts in this series click on: 31 Days of Encouragement