Monday, October 26, 2009
Letting go of the leaves
Every year as the trees share their leaves with the world, we begin to see their bare essentials. Not only do we see the strength or weakness of every limb, but we see every bump, curve, hole, and knot. I could take a lesson from the old tree. It's so hard to let people see those "bumps" or "bruises" I am not so proud of. I have decided(through the Lord's urging) that I should start showing more of myself, to become more transparent and vulnerable to those around me. This is a start of a new era for me. I so bad want to hide behind my leaves and cover up my ugly bruises from life's trials, and my errors. I don't know about you, but I have a lot of issues. I am constantly working through them. Through this journey, I am going to push myself beyond my comfort zone and let go of my leaves because I am more than a conqueror(Romans 8:37) and there is no condemnation in Christ(Romans 8:1). As I endeavour to become more transparent to all, I pray that I am helpful to everyone who reads. Thanks for reading and God Bless!
- Amanda has been writing since her teen years. As a teen, a poem she wrote was published. This inspired her to write more. With each passing day she becomes more and more passionate about creating works of art with her words. When inspiration hits her, God puts new words in her heart. Ultimately, she hopes her words inspire and touch the lives of others as much as it does hers. Amanda believes the desire to write was put there by God, and she wishes to develop her skills in the days, weeks, months, and years to come.