It was out 1968 when I learned to type, on a typewriter much like the one in this picture. I was a teenager when my dad suggested I take a typing class at school. I asked him why and he said it would come in handy in years to come. My job was probably need it and I should learn now.
My now did happen and I learned how to type. I didn't have a typewriter at home as a teenager, so I would go to the table and pretend to type. I needed to practice and I remember where the keys were and it helped me move my fingers faster. I took a speed test is high school and my speed was very high. It was one thing in my life that I loved to do, type!
Life would move forward and computers would come into my job as well. Learning to type was a major thing I needed in my life. I didn't see the importance in teenage years, but I sure did as an adult.
MY STORY ~ Continues to my now
Each day I get up early to type and find words of encouragement to share. I find that my story helps others and it encourages me as well. I remember telling my husband (Terry) that I didn't know how God would use my story, but each day I feel God unveiling it. I have known for years that I was to write daily and share a blog of hope. A blog of new beginnings and letting go of what you can not change. To believe is important and to hold onto the promise of God. I prayed for God to use my life.
Mark 11:23-24 New International Version (NIV)
“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
MY MOUNTAIN ~
Was my own mistakes in life
I kept going around the same mountain and no change was happening. I didn't realize the change needed to begin in me and I need to believe with my complete heart. God doesn't give us a part of a heart to survive but he gives us a complete heart that is ready to serve him. Allowing God to use my life is such a joy to my soul. I don't know everything, but I certainly do know a lot .
Sin is a ugly thing. The devil wants to destroy your life and keep you isolated from others. He divides lives and he wants you to fail. God wants you to live a victorious life and cast down imaginations of untruth.
2 Corinthians 10:5-6 King James Version (KJV)
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
MY STORY ~
Take every thought captive
I have learned a lot from mistakes of life. I can teach from my broken place and know that God has created a happy place in my life. It's not in material things, but in the growth of everyday life and pressing forward. It is my choice and your choice to live for God.
Freedom comes by allowing God to change you and then that changes others. As I grow older, I realize that I am a woman of wisdom and I have much to share. I decided to let my fingers do the typing as God speaks to my heart. It's one hand in hand and I know that greater things are in this day. Through it all, we must trust the Lord.
When I see a old typewriter, I see the beginning of my fingers working with my brain. I love to type and as I said before, it's much easier on a laptop now. I thank God for all the things that have brought me to my now in life. Yes, even my mistakes because I'm human and I choose to grow from them. It has made who I am today.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.