Every morning God wakes me up and whispers in my ear, “Goest thou, Mary, through Cyber Land and write for the people. Spread the truth about the evils of atheism, false churches with racist preachers, the egotists who place faith in man’s own ability, and the dangers of a ruler who would be socialist emperor rather than one who leads with a ‘servant’s heart.’”
(God speaks to me in the King James version because I am an English major.)
I jump out of bed, sometimes even jotting down these inspired thoughts on the paper on the bed stand, and happily put on some coffee for the day’s work ahead: what God tells me to do.
There have been times in my life when I have not listened to God. As a result, I brought on suffering and unhappiness for myself and others. That was when I was younger and thought I knew better than God. When I catch myself going that way again I ask God for direction. Yeah, He and I are on a first-name basis.
Now that I’ve admitted that, I know I should never run for Vice President of the United States, or indeed any kind of office (even if my status as a naturalized citizen should not preclude some).
I know that if word got out about my faith, I would invite concern about my mental abilities. I have never addressed a congregation, but I have been known to speak about my beliefs about what God wills for me and the gifts he’s given me. At this point in my life, I pretty much know that my gifts are limited, that I cannot be “anything I want to be” as the educationists and progressives would have me believe. I know that I have not been given the gift of singing (my son as a newborn laughed at my lullabies) or mechanical gifts (like replacing a tiny halogen light bulb). But I do think He has given me the gift of writing and I try to use that gift and persuade others to follow His plan.
Some people are given gifts of leadership. Some political leaders go to a particular church for political expediency. After they decide they want a career in politics, they sit year after year listening to words of hate about the white race, the United States, and Republicans.