The vision is still alive! Exactly 6 years ago I launched theWORD4u with a desire to see people blessed by the Word of God spoken to them by name. The journey of discovering how to bring this vision about has proved challenging and ultimately I shelved the project. I was focused so keenly on everything being perfect, that I didn’t give myself the opportunity to grow.
For the last 6 years, not a day went by that I wasn’t thinking about theWORD4u. There have been a million and one excuses and rationalizations of why this project was impossible and how I needed to develop some sort of technology, program, or app to make this work. Not to mention the huge doubts about: “Who are you to mouth the Word of God to someone?”, “Is your life reflective of every scripture you’ll read to people?” The answer to those two questions is: “I am a child of God, trying to do what I know is the will of God” and “No, my life isn’t perfect, and whose is? Only the accuser is happy when I put off sharing God’s Word until I attain perfection.”
To buy into the lie that perfection is necessary to serve God is a real bondage. Thankfully, I am over that mess and will be allowing the joy of the Lord to be my strength. I am fully convinced that your growth and appreciation of the Word of God will bring Him joy. I know I’ll be encouraged to keep producing readings daily as I hear how this tool is helping you in your spiritual walk with God.
I’ll finish this post by sharing some lyrics from one of my favorite songs. It’s Bethel Music’s “You Make Me Brave” where the chorus sings:
“You call me out beyond the shore into the waves”
“No fear can hinder now the love that made a way”
“No fear can hinder now the promises you made”
I’m brave in the knowledge that even though there will be challenges ahead, trolls to ignore, and impatient customers to do my best to satisfy. His call and love will carry me. No fear will sidetrack me from sharing the Word of God with all who want to listen to God’s Word encouraging them by name. Here we go!