You may not think you can offer much, but you can offer something.
It might not be exactly what you think it should be, but maybe it is exactly what others need it to be. And maybe not.
The important thing is to offer like the boy with the loaves and the fish, “This is what I have. Will this help?” And then seeing what God does with it, each step along the way.
We don’t have to know what will happen with what we give or do or say, but we do have the ability to give or do or say in many situations.
Sometimes, especially with writing on a blog in a small-ish space, it can feel like you’re just offering up words without too much idea of where the words are landing.
But sometimes offering the words is all we can do.
Every day words.
Theoretical words that tend to wander and wonder more than state and declare.
Strung together words.
But all the words, one way or another.
It’s just part of the offering, sometimes it is not so much about seeing what happens after we write words so much as it is about ordering them, and speaking them afresh in our own lives.
Only words, and exactly words.
I love this quote about the power of words from Alia Joy’s new book, Glorious Weakness:
“Sometimes words are the strongest material available to spin life on our tongues and drape hope over those impoverished and naked chapters of our lives. Words are so simple. Just letter strung together. And yet they shift heaven and earth. They explode galaxies. The half space before we kept time. They have life and death contained in each strand, graced on open palms or piled like a burden.”Glorious Weakness by Alia Joy, p 56
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