Embarrassed, and feeling rather silly, I had no answer for her simple question, “So what do you want to do with your writing?” At the time, the only thing I knew is that I wanted to use my gifts for His glory. Beyond that, what did I want? And what did that look like? Was I afraid to voice specifics to God fearing a no would lead to disappointment?
“There were two blind men sitting by the road. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” Matthew 20:30
“Jesus stopped, called them, and said, “What do you want me to do for you?”
“Lord,” they said to Him, “open our eyes!” Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they could see, and they followed Him.” Matthew 20:32-34
The blind men brought their broad need forward, but Jesus asked them to narrow their desire. When they saw the miracle of Jesus, how could they not follow Him? When we see God move in our lives in areas we’ve trusted to Him, our desire to follow Him strengthens.
While Jesus knows every thought, hope, and desire, He is a kind companion who wants us to get specific with Him because when we see Him perform the miracle, there is no denying His power and glory, which fills us with awe and wonder.
Dear God, help us trust You enough to boldly and specifically place our needs in Your compassionate hands. We want to see your miraculous work all around us. Amen.