I need to share something humbling with you my readers…
When I read articles or blogs on the Internet or even in a magazine, I have a tendency to think of the author as an expert. At the very least, I usually imagine them highly qualified.
This belief actually held me back from writing because I did not see myself as qualified to write about anything. Then I read a quote from Justin McRoberts that said, “May the reality that I cannot know the whole truth never keep me from bearing witness to what I can and do see.” This gave me courage to start sharing through writing.
Now the embarassing part. There are so many times when I go back to edit or review one of my blogs and I realize I have not been remembering or living into one of God’s truths I had written about! It is one of those, “Oh yeah,” moments.
As I am writing, I seem to be teaching myself and hopefully you, my readers, will glean something along the way too. So while I am not an expert, I am continuing to learn and grow and to bravely share what I am learning. I found a quote from Phil Collins that sums it up very well, “In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”
I hope this will encourage you as well to share things you learn with others. Even if you don’t have all the answers, or life all figured out, someone could use your wisdom and experience today. You don’t need to be an expert or highly qualified in order to do something, you just need a little bit of courage and the willingness to allow God to use you and your unique gifts.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17