I attended a statewide women’s conference this past weekend with the church denomination I belong to. One of the speakers made a profound statement that I wrote down, “Someone’s destiny may be attached to your purpose.”
WOW! Think about your purpose. I don’t believe our purpose is limited to one huge, main thing. It could, and should, include being the best parent, neighbor, husband, wife, co-worker, friend, WRITER, and just an overall good person. People are affected and influenced by us every day, whether we realize it or not.
As a writer, you have many people under your sphere of influence. Do you write books, devotionals, blogs? Are you on Facebook, Twitter? Something as simple as what you post on Facebook or Twitter can impact someone’s destiny. Read the following.
Well today was my venture back to church! I went where I felt God leading me to City Life church and it was AMAZING! I felt the presence of God the moment I walked in the door. Having not gone to church in over 7 years I was skeptical and afraid of hurt again but, I was wrong! I felt love instantly from a few people I knew and a few new family members. (Name deleted) enjoyed class and LOVED Mrs. B and her other teacher (name unknown)! Praise and worship was real and annointed! I have recommited my life back to God and am ready to Dream Big! A few people have helped me with encouraging words (and may have never known) everyday on Facebook to make this decision a little easier to go back aside from my close circle friends I want to thank (names deleted) your posts have been examples of true Christianity and meant lots to me.
The above was a recent post on FB. I deleted the six names she mentioned, but mine was one of them. I was shocked because I don’t know this person, although we have numerous mutual friends, and I’ve have never met her. When I commented that I was touched and this made me cry, she commented: Leola McCurdy Ogle you are such an awesome example to me and I have never met u.
I’m not awesome. I’m quite ordinary – filled with faults and shortcomings, and yes, kindness and goodness. Yet, words that I caused to appear in posts on FB, usually without much thought at all, has influenced someone’s destiny.
What is your purpose as a writer? Could you possibly be the key to someone’s destiny by the things you write? How often have any of us been encouraged or inspired by a Facebook or blog post? How often has someone else’s words been instrumental in speaking to our heart or spirit? Most of those writers will never know.
Wing your words for the world to see. Someone’s destiny awaits.