This weekend I had the chance to simply be. Be with amazing women who each are beautiful and uniquely the Lord’s. I was on a retreat with women from my Church. The theme of the retreat was, “Blessed Because I am His.” It was a beautiful weekend filled with love and sisterhood, each of us bearing witness to how Christ works uniquely in each of us through the many gifts he bestowed on us. We focused on how each and every soul including our own, is His; because we are made in his likeness by Him for Him. I feel blessed because I am His. My Catholic retreat experience was in a word… wonderful.
God wants us to share these gifts. His gifts aren’t meant to be kept hidden within us, we are meant to share them.
Having a weekend spent focusing on our gifts was wonderful. It was exactly what I needed because I needed so much to hear it. I generally don’t have a hard time sharing my gifts with the world… Except as it pertains to my creative writing.
I have such a hard time sharing this aspect of myself, it can become crippling to my writing. Weird I know, considering the medium through which I am sharing this story. However, the two for me, are entirely separate and unrelated. I need to remember they aren’t. They both come from God and He wants me to share my gift for story with you.