But the hunger stays and women like Yulia remind me that road to great things are usually long and difficult. We can't give up when we don't get what we want in a week, month, or year and then assume that such dreams were not for us. And we definitely cannot give up when God has given us that hunger. Hunger to be who he has planned us to be.
Even when I was little I had a strong desire to show the beauty of life to other, to express it, to let others feel it the way I did. I've dabbled in sketching, painting, music, and writing. When I began writing novels ten years ago I felt something bloom within me. Like a girl with a secret garden I began cultivating an ability to show life through stories. And I've known ever since that it was God's path for me.
I'm so glad I had a chance to watch some of the Winter Olympics this year. My novel writing has been non-existent since we came home to the States. I've pushed it to the sidelines as I've concentrated on all the rest of life going on around me. But, it is time to get back to it. I'm praying for God to show me ways to find the energy and time to work on those stories. I'm hungry for it. I'm hungry to do the work God has made me to do. He made me to be a mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend too and I am ever thankful for how rich my life is.
I think that each and every Christian out there, daily training to listen to His voice and follow His plans, are God's Olympians. That's an exciting thought for me. That in my little corner of the world I can be in God's front line, be the very best at His specific plan for me. And that hunger is ever present, insuring that I strive for excellence, that I strive for a unique potential, a life full of Him.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,