Finding what to say

Oct 21, 2023 by Leoma G Gilley, in INSIDE: Reflections

For those who know me, Finding what to say may sound like a strange title. I almost always have something to say. But faced with what to say on a podcast or radio show left me speechless. What do I have to share that is unique? I know there must be something after all these years, but what is it? Also, the content needs to be evergreen (appropriate at any time). I attended a Podcast webinar on Thursday, and one of the speakers, Juliet Hahn, said something profound, at least for me. She said, meditate about your life. Go for a walk, take a shower, do whatever inspires you. Think what message I have that is unique and worth talking about.

I went for a walk and began to ponder over my seven decades. Thoughts began to come. The next morning, I read a verse in 1 Peter 4:11 "Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you." (NLT) Then I read Psalm 78:4 "we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD, about his power and his mighty wonders." Of course, this is the time I can tell about the amazing things God has done for me over the years. I started listing topics, but stopped when I got to 10. I could go on, but was running out of paper. This fits with everything I write, and it's all about God, not about me. What an amazing and unexpected opportunity this opens up for me. I can hardly wait.