I remember being at Bible College and learning how powerful journaling could be.
I argued my point – which is entirely unlike me 😉 – that I would rather watch paint dry than spend time writing my feelings down, along with my thoughts, ideas, and general events in my life.
It was never about being disrespectful, as to why “paint drying” seemed more appealing, but instead I’m a person who likes to know the “why, ” but also, I was scared.
Now, the “why” may seem annoying to a three-year-old asking their Momma continuously, but, generally, people believe in a cause, if they understand the purpose behind it.
I would procrastinate about writing things down – even after I finished college – because God challenged me to continue journaling, but I now know that I was scared that people would find out how “messed up” I was, and the mask would be torn down.
Our thoughts are our own until we share them or act upon them – good or bad, we have the choice to walk out what is going on inside us.
For me, journaling bought freedom because I could see God breaking lies and tearing down strongholds in my life and that is where my love for blogging started!
I wrote about Habakkuk a few days ago, because I genuinely love this book. Habakkuk isn’t afraid to ask the “why.”
I have been journaling/blogging/writing for years now, and it has shown me that putting words on a page, or even on a screen, produces a testimony, it seals a memory forever, and helps hold us accountable to our thoughts and feelings.
Habakkuk wrote down God’s words, for it to become a testimony of who God was and what He foretold before the events occurred.
Record God’s message to you because I can guarantee, like me, you will start to see God working in your life, like never before, and it will be an encouragement to you of how intimate our God is.
“Then the Lord said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.” Habakkuk 2:2