Editorial

We Brag Different

Do you journal? If not, you should definitely start. You can use a variety of formats in case you’re not a fan of the traditional pen and paper. Creating a new file on your desktop can help if your hand cramps easily and you’d rather type or there are also journal apps galore to help you find a format that you like best. Now that we’ve eradicated all of the excuses, let’s talk.

Lately, I have been amazed by the number of prayers that God has answered on my behalf and the ministries that I lead. What makes the new opportunities even sweeter is the time I get to read old entries where I first verbalized the dream or the prayer years earlier. Reading over the struggles that I encountered along the way which accompanied each my dreams and prayers only strengthens my faith when I look toward the future.

If the thought of keeping a daily or weekly journal still intimidates you, head over to Pinterest or Google and research writing prompts; highlight one part of your day in which you struggled or celebrated more than other; or create a list of the things you’re most grateful for. Journaling will help you clear your mind and it will definitely refresh your spirit-especially when you focus on gratitude.

It’s easy to lose sight of what God’s doing in our lives when we take our daily routines and new opportunities for granted by thinking that they are just a part of the success that’s due us. Let’s choose to honor God in our lifestyles by exploring each part of the journey through a journal so that when the time approaches, we can encourage someone who may be in a position that we’ve moved beyond. After all, we brag different.

Liv is the author of The Colorfully Candid Diaries. Visit her website at www.candidlive.com