Picked For A Purpose 2: Seeds & Weeds
SEEDS & WEEDS
Have you ever felt useless? As if nothing you do has any meaning or purpose? Ever thought you didn’t fit in? In your family? At school? At work? Or that everyone else was more successful? While you . . .? Well!
These are the questions I ask when I’m invited to give my testimony, and be they men or women in my audience, people with a faith or with none, the response never ceases to surprise me. At first, with obvious embarrassment, they’ll keep their heads down, glancing surreptitiously at one another. Then, in response to the second question, a hand or two will go up. A few more will follow suit for the third question. And a host of others for the fourth. Until, eventually, almost all the audience is participating, laughing awkwardly about their admission, yet – I feel sure – relieved to see that they are not alone. Which is when I begin to tell them my story.
THAT SURVIVE & THRIVE
Read it and assimilate the truths it relays. Read it because it may be that my story, though different in its events, is yours, too, symbolically. Read it so that you might discern and use your gifts. Read it that you might know the joy of fulfilling your potential and making this world a better place. Read it so that you may parent and teach your children in a different light.
So may I encourage you? Cast your mind back. Put the seeds and weeds in your life into God’s hands. Ask him to show you how best they might thrive and bear fruit. Allow my story to shine light on the shadows of your memories.
Have you ever felt useless, or that there was no purpose in your life?
How - if at all - did you get through that?
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NEXT TIME: Picked For A Purpose 3: Seeds Sown
Twice a wife, three times a mum, and seven times a grandma, Merrilyn Williams is also a multi-published author with a Sunday Times No 4 Bestseller.
Now writing fiction, as Mel Menzies, her books are available from Waterstones, Amazon and, at discount via PayPal, from her book page www.melmenzies.co.uk/books
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