I met you at my book signing Saturday, at Mardel Christian Bookstore. It was so nice to meet you, my fellow author. You looked to be about 7 years old. Your eyes reflected admiration for me, a published author, as you shared your excitement and dreams of publishing the stories you have written.
Let me share something with you little sister: I admire you more. More, because you readily shared your heart so innocently and unguarded (much of what my book is all about). You are able dream of the future without fear, and dare to do what God would ask of you with trust. Your hopes are without doubt which is something we adults lack. We tend to say, “God can do it, but will He?” This kind of irresolution does not seem to plunder your mind and run away with your bag of hopes.
I applaud you more than you will know. Thank you for sharing your fearlessness with me. You gave me a glimpse of what a transparent heart truly looks like. I long to be more like YOU sister! So this letter, is for you Jenna— some words I hope will linger with you.
***Let your admiration for someone else be short lived so that you don’t find yourself comparing yourself with them. Share in the joy of someones God-given gifts but hold tight to the ones He has given YOU. You are uniquely gifted.
**Be obedient to what God calls you to do—even when it doesn’t make sense. God will put all the right people on your path to get you where He wants you to go.
*Write from the heart. Share your true feelings and simply write for Jesus. Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks. There is only One who truly matters.
I hope I encouraged you today because that is one of my gifts—encouragement. I am passionate about helping others become warrior woman for Christ (this includes me as well). Encouraging all my sisters to dare to dream. To live life to the full, and abundantly. To live beyond comfort zones and safety nets. To live with passion and to have great- big- fat- goals for their lives. To freely live each day with excitement and wonder.
I pray that your sweet young heart will always be authentic—even through life’s trials.
I hope that I will have the honor of buying one of YOUR books someday soon and that you will autograph it for me. Until then, I will keep your note until I see you again, future writer. I will be watching for you mini-warrior!
Your Sister-in-Christ who is cheering for you BIG TIME!