Today, I was praying. Praying for my friends. Praying for my family. Praying for our commitment to be debt free in three years. Praying that God would bless my writing and would use me to further His Kingdom. I committed to do whatever He wants. I asked Him to make it clear whether I am supposed to be just a writer (my first novel is due out soon through OakTara Publishing) or whether I am supposed to be a writer AND a speaker. And I asked Him to make it abundantly clear to me what He wants.
About an hour later, I received a text. I thought it was from my daughter because I was in the middle of texting with her and it showed up in my inbox as being from her. I opened the text and read it. It simply said “BOTH”. Nothing more than “BOTH”. I wasn’t sure what my daughter meant by that but I proceeded to read her other texts. I then went back to my inbox to re-read the text and it was gone. My daughter said she did not text that to me. None of my other friends that I had been communicating with text me that either.
So was the mysterious and disappearing text an answer to my prayer? Am I to be both a writer and a speaker? I’m kind of in awe.
UPDATE: The following day, I received the same text again when I prayed about something else. Turns out, my daughter had previously sent me that text but not when I received it. It must have been floating in cyberspace waiting for just the right moment for me to receive it. I love how God chooses to communicate with us.