I’ve always tried to follow what God wants me to do, but there are times when I took the lead in my own life. I wanted to do what I felt was best at the time, instead of listening to God I have led myself down a path of destruction because I wanted to lead and do my own thing. There were friendships that I should have ended. Relationships that I should have never had. But in the end, God has always led me back to what I love, which is writing. In high school, my 10th and 11th grade English teacher told me that I was going to be an author one day. I love to write, it has always been my source of therapy. But I just didn’t feel like my writing was that great. Mr. Bishop(my high school English teacher)always told me to practice my craft, and not to write to please others, but write to tell a story. I have always felt like I had plenty of stories to tell. But my fear was that God would make a way for me to write if that was what I’m supposed to do. There was a few times that the door for me to write opened, but I never entered it. I thought that I knew what was best for me. Well, let me tell you something about God if it’s something that he has called you to do, your going to do it. I was unemployed for about 6 months when I was journaling one day, and I stopped and prayed Lord what is my purpose? What am I suppose to be doing with my life? Well God put on my heart my writing and my love for reading. I then looked for a way to review books. I’m now in a book club where I review books that haven’t been put out in the market yet. I joined a writing group at church where I’m mentored by other writers who are published and non published. Let me tell you God brought back something in me that I thought had died a long time ago. When I put my faith and focus on God, let me tell you the doors of employment opened up for me. The job I’m at I don’t do any writing, but it has afforded me stable hours and income so that I’m able to write. I’m blessed to have a blog that people enjoy reading. I’m working on my first book and there are other great things that I’m going to do. I want to help people and inspire people through my writing. Let me tell you if you have a dream pursue it. If I would have just listened to God, to begin with, I really don’t know where I would be honestly. But I’m trusting him now. Don’t be afraid to step out on faith. Dream big dreams.