Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Inspired by Fiction

I just finished an amazing book.  It is called: Stuck in the Middle.  It is about the life of a middle sister.  I found it on the free download list for the Kindle and thought I would give it a go.  Oh My!  This was a super super fast read and worth the couple of hours it took to finish it.  I thought it was going to be a romance, seeing as how that was the search criteria I had entered, but it was so much more than that.  In fact, it wasn't much of a romance at all.  Granted it had its moments, but I was so much happier in the way the book developed.  There are times in my life that I feel like the main character, Joan.  It is funny that seeing the way the Lord works through people seems to be a draw to me, as it was for Joan, and yet I struggle to see how He works in my life, much the same as her. 

I guess what I am trying to say, is though this was a true work of fiction, the author definately had a way of creating her charaters and making them so true to life.  It left me with no doubt that she wrote this book with the Lord as her guiding light.  Oh how I yearn to do something like that for the Lord.  I long to be used by Him for His good.  Sadly, I am just me.  There is nothing much for me to offer.  Unless of course telling someone exactly how you see it can be used for the greater good.

I know that my spiritual gifts are Teaching and then Knowledge.  I know also that talents are not the same as gifts, but can be used in conjunction with them.  I just wonder, what my true talents are.  You know, like some people can draw, some can sing, some can design, some can build, and I could go on and on and on, but alas, I will still be left with a huge question mark. 

Can the things we enjoy be considered talents?  No, I don't think so.  i think a talent would be one of those things that you excel at and others recognize in you.  Me, i don't have those.  I think I will stop this train of thought as no one likes a pity party and this is in no way getting me closer to what it is I am trying to convey.

So, anyway, this book was a true inspiration.  I pray that the Lord can use me for something as He clearly did this author. 

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