Saturday, July 31, 2010

Spiritual Sunday "Born to Believe"

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"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." Sir Winston Churchill 

I've never wanted to be noticed. I spent most of my life trying hard not to be seen.  I've never been comfortable standing up in front of people or standing out in any way. But lately....I've been feeling this restlessness....a deep yearning that won't go away....a hunger to give back for everything that has been given to me. 

I feel this burning desire deep down....a craving to be all that He created me to be. I long for Him to use me in some way...to use what I lived...to help someone else find freedom....and to know hope.

And though I may not know the answers....I can finally say I am free....and  becoming who I was born to be.....

38 comments:

Wanda's Wings said...

You are a true story of inspiration. I know God is going to honor you for all that you are doing to help others.

Lisa said...

Amen Sarah! Have a blessed weekend Friend.:)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You are an inspiration, Sarah. I'm so glad that you want to use your struggles and victories to bring glory to God. Thank you for sharing the song; it was wonderful. Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Joan said...

Sarah - I agree with Sandi, it's wonderful that you want to share your struggles to help others and bring glory to God.

Blessings and joy,
Joan

Mildred said...

Hi Sarah, Thanks for sharing this video. I wish you a blessed Sunday.

Bernie said...

God always picks the most beautiful of flowers to show others the way, that is why he choose you my friend..............:-) Hugs

Holly said...

Thanks for finding me through Paula. I'm following your lovely journey now, too! ((HUGS))

Saleslady371 said...

I think it's beautiful the way the Lord is leading you and raising you up. He is the one that gives us new desires to be all we can be.

Barbara said...

That is my desire too Sarah, that I be used by God, and that all my God given talents will be used and be able to help some on their way, we are saved to spread the gospel, and we live daily unto Christ that he may be glorified, hugs my friend, and have a very blessed Sunday.

Renee said...

I think it is wonderful the way God is leading you and putting in you a hunger to help others...you have done somuch for others already, but like Jabaz, we pray He will enlarge your territory according to His plan for your life! Thanks for the beautiful song....gentle hugs...
www.myautumnyears.blogspot.com

☺lani☺ said...

Very inspirational,nice song of Susan Boyle too!

Crystal Mary said...

Dearest Sarah, God does use you, others see this yet you yourself don't quite, as yet.
I understand how you feel. I don't like to be out front...and because of that I often hide myself. It was very difficult sharing my spiritual experience this week, but I felt directed to do so. Maybe sometimes our own fear's of putting ourselves up, actually prevents a witness to Him?
You are very special...you are His beloved and He does, rejoice in you!!! Hugs my sister.

Loren said...

Sarah~ Your struggles and victories, when used to help others will bring sooo much glory to the Lord! I know it's amazing how the Lord can use those very things to give us such compassion and understanding for others!

Bless you as you go about your Fathers business!

Whidbey Woman said...

So many great comments posted here. I just have to say, I agree with all of them!!!! Happy Spiritual Sunday.

Denise said...

You encourage my heart, love you sis.

Ruth said...

Hi Sarah, i just dropped you an email and i'm here...:)

i've never wanted being noticed either. Love this video. thanks for sharing.

A new follower now...:)

Ruth
Underneath His Wrapping

Just Be Real said...

I have seen this video at work a couple of weeks ago. Someone incorporated it into their morning devotional. Very powerful. Thank you for sharing it here Sarah. Blessings.

Susan said...

So important for us to fulfill all that God has created us to be and called us to be. I pray and stand with you in your desire to do just that.

Virginia said...

I think it is great the way God is leading you.....Go for it!!
Blessings,
Virginia

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Sarah, I pray that you can help others. I feel that sometimes things happen so that we can help others. Susan Boyle has an amazing voice, I love it.
God Bless,
Ginger

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sarah,
I always perceive you as a delicate rose that God put in this garden of life to be a blessing to others. Have a blessed Sunday.
Love,
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, this is an amazing song--wow! Thank you for sharing it...I love her and how she got up there on that show and sang...it was unbelievable and her talent shown through...I thought it was the best moment in t.v. history.

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for sharing this, Sarah, and may you be blessed as you continue to follow God's leading.

mya said...

After we start to heal it is through reaching out to help someone else that we see things from a different perspective; we see others in need and that give and take seem to mend that foundation that we need.
Ms. Boyle has such a lovely voice; I hope that we will continue to hear from her. I also hope that she adjusts to being in the limelight - she can use prayers also.

Dolores Ayotte said...

Sarah,
It takes a lot more courage and energy to be in the limelight than I realized especially if you are an introvert like me. I have always shied away from it myself yet I manage to be in the spotlight whether I like it or not.

By merely writing one book, we have somehow or other spread our wings to experience the freedom to fly with a full wing span. It's a good feeling in many ways! I'm learning to like it and to be grateful for the experience. With God as our pilot, I know we don't fly alone!

Clif said...

Charlotte and I were listening to Susan sing this song on the way to church this morning and Charlotte commented that this was her favorite of all the songs on the CD. I like what you said and what you are feeling. I am going to be preaching again in the month of September and I am going to be preaching about surrendering our moments to God. I pray that you will live in the power of the moment and surrender your moments to God as He leads you.

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

Ohh, bless your heart! You're amazing! You really really are.

Dianne said...

Dear Sweet Sarah,
You help so many every day. Let God fulfill your heart KNOWING that when we come to your page our hearts are filled with new hope. You are a true inspiration and you are reaching many every day. Thank you. Love, D.

Peggy said...

Blessings my sweet friend Sarah, what can I add to the many accolades above except that God made you for such a time as this! You, as Susan Boyle's song says & her simple life exemplifies, are who you were born to be and you have starting witnessing this through your book to freedom! You opened the door into the darkness, the deception and exposed them and God brought His Truth in (finally)(I'm sure that's how you felt at that last point) and now God will equip you to continue whether that is speaking or just sharing on a one to one basis or getting involved in some community or church outreach to women in a similar circumstances to be touched by Jesus too! I know that burning desire but just wait on the Lord & allow Him to direct your path, your words & through His Spirit alive in you... HE will continue to bless your heart as you bless others! Thanks for sharing the song & your message!!!
Love & hugs,
Peggy

Karen said...

Let me add my resounding amen to all these comments!

Charlotte said...

This is my favorite song of Susan Boyle's. I wish everyone could discover what it is they were born to be. I'm afraid most people never do. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Lynda Young said...

I don't think we are born to be one thing. I think it's a journey that shifts and changes and evolves. As long as we keep walking forward with our hand in the Lord's, then we will find satisfaction, we will help others, we will grow.

Carrie Burtt said...

Sarah your blog is such an inspiration and a blessing to so many. Thank you for all you do!
:-)

Regina said...

Amen! What wonderful post Sarah.
Thank you for this beautiful song.
Have a great week.
God bless.

daylily777 said...

Amen, a wonderful thing to desire . Beautiful video !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Amrita said...

Praise the Lord.

I love the Susan Boyle story

Brian Miller said...

listen to that restlesness...it will give you the answers in time...

the wild raspberry said...

beautiful ...
with that attitude, good things are bound to come your way.
chasity