I fear I have been too quiet lately.
Have you read Susan Cain’s book Quiet? The book resonates with me because it describes my personality so closely. I was encouraged to learn that the publication of that book took Susan many years. My book too, will be many years from conception to completion. I learned it will be coming out spring of 2019. Yes, it will be worth all the waiting and difficulties because I feel assured it is the right thing to do.
Why have I been so quiet? I find it hard to keep going sometimes. There is so much discord right now. It makes me feel unsettled, uncertain and fearful. I don’t like disagreement, and right now it’s amplified.
Whether or not my opinion is popular or not I was encouraged these past weeks. I have been encouraged by the young people of Stoneman Douglas High School. They have taken a tragic moment in their lives and used it to speak. They are what the upcoming book is all about- and social justice for all.
Young people are wise, passionate, and courageous. We need their voices and we are wise to listen.
In the darkest moments, I feel the inspiration of young people strengthen me again. And I am reminded once more of God’s promises.
Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind.