I flip through the stack of paper in my hands. The writings of other people. Some are short. Others are long. Some just need a few touch-ups here and there or basic adaptations to fit with our site’s format. Others need a little more work. But all of them represent the willingness of people to stand up and make a statement. Product reviewers who are ready to share their opinions. People from all walks of life writing blog posts for fellow homeschoolers, ministers’ wives, special needs parents, or whatever. Professionals who willingly share their knowledge with the world.
Not all of these writers are writers, if you know what I mean. It doesn’t come naturally to them. They don’t have a love for it like others might. But they know they have something to share. So, they write. They make me proud.
We all have something to say. And God has provided a forum for each and every one of us that we may say it. It might be through writing or speaking. It might be through singing or performing. It might be through something much more silent such as an act of service. It might be in the background – in that place some people don’t even know exists. It might be doing something no one will ever know about, at least no directly. But ultimately, we all have something to say through our lives.
What are you saying today? Are you simply walking through life, earning your living, and surviving? Or are you saying something? If you’re saying something, what are you saying? Is it about your life or about the Lord Jesus Christ?
The writers, homeschool parents, and ministers’ wives whose writings I edit are all saying something. Sometimes they say something funny. Other times, it’s much more serious. Sometimes it will convince you to go out and buy a product. Other times you’ll want to go hug your kids thankfully one more time. But they all inspire some action. Some response. Some thought.
What do you have to say? What response do the things you have to say evoke in others?
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16