Isaiah 52:6 NIV: “Therefore my people will know my name: therefore in that day they will know that it is I who foretold it. Yes it is I.”
GIGS Journal Entry: It is time for me to know my name, again. As I spent months hidden in my recovery from a Hysterectomy and radiation due to Uterine Cancer in 2020. I had to move through my days resting, listening to the needs of my body, forcing myself to shut out the business world. It definitely was a struggle at first, but as I needed more rest, it became easier.
I didn’t have a clue how to feed my soul or how to really care for myself. I felt as though I had wrapped myself in a cocoon. Protecting myself from the outside influences that might be too much for me. For the next 2 years, I would start to eat away at the wrapping and start to come out of the cocoon. Then I would have a health set back and have to return to my cocoon. As I finally have my health back a part of me wants to move slowly, to wait, to be sure of every step I take... and another part of me knows that is not my path.
Today’s message sounds clear! They will know my name. I have always identified with this. God’s plan for me isn’t to play small. It isn’t to sit back and let life happen. God’s plan for me is to speak loudly and be bold and to be recognized for my words.
Prayer: If you are finding yourself in need of strength or coming out of your own cocoon, I invite you to say the following prayer: Help me Lord to recover my strength with all that power from you, I will emerge stronger and brighter than ever. They will know my name.
Reflection: When we want to stay small or play it safe, life may throw us another path. Was there a time in your life where you changed direction, knowing God had a different plan for you?