For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a calling on my life to tell stories through the written word, art and music. Since becoming an adult I have pretty much pretended that these callings didn’t exist. I have found other interests to take their place and have honed my skills in other areas. But nothing has ever made me more happy than singing, writing and creating. Finally, at 31 years old and two kids deep into life I am honoring my calling.
A few weeks ago I started painting, which has been extremely challenging, as I have never really been much of a painter. But things are coming along nicely.
I began putting pen to paper. Through the process of reading Jennie Allen’s book, Restless, I started journaling again and have almost filled the entire book! You’ll also notice that I am focusing on storytelling here at Maria Makes Muffins. Baking, cooking, fitness and healthy living are still a big part of my life. I will continue to share lots of recipes and tips on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Some of that content will also make its way to MMM, it’s just not going to be the focus of my writing.
I am considering my time commitments and would like to start singing at church again. However, this one is taking a bit more Bravery than I am willing to release at the moment. But I’m working on it. In the meantime I have been more intentional about listening to music that excites and inspires me to worship and pray. Check out Meredith Andrew’s song, Strong God, if you need to rock the house with affirmations of strength and bravery.
What steps have you been taking to honor God’s calling on your life?