"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

7/13/09

Yup...

twitter bird Pictures, Images and PhotosI closed my eyes, plugged my nose, and dove in. Yesterday.

And the water is...well...cold.

Part of me wants to high-tail out of there right now. It's not comfortable. It's overwhelming. It's foreign to me. I don't think I have time. It's making my stomach hurt. (really. It is)

Yet, I feel called. What does that mean, you ask? I'm not 100% sure. I know that I've been praying about it. I know that I said I probably would never do it. And I know that when I had that page open, I felt that I needed to sign up. So I did.

I know that the Lord is teaching me to manage my time more effectively. He is showing me that if HE wants it done, it will get done, if I only focus on Him and His priorities. I also know that just because something makes me feel uneasy, it doesn't mean I'm not supposed to be doing it.

I know that this thing can be a great tool for communication, connection, and encouragement. It can help me get God's message, through me, out to many more people than I am right now. I'm also pretty sure that it has uses I haven't even scratched the surface about. I also know it can be a huge, HUGE time waster.

In all honesty, I can't tell you why, exactly, this is a big deal to me. But it is. So I'm bloggin' about it. I'm sharing my heart.

There must be SOMEONE out there who needs to read this. Who needs to remember that shaking in your boots doesn't mean you're supposed to run. That getting out of your comfort zone is good for you. That you'll never grow if you just do what comes easy.

That sometimes, it's perfectly okay to be a twit. (yeah - THAT'S what this is all about!)
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8 comments:

  1. Yay!!! Kudos to you, JJ! For taking the leap and trusting in Him. You rock! ^_^

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  2. LoL--misery loves company! =)
    I'm there too:
    http://twitter.com/PattyWysong

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  3. Good for you! I've had fun twittering. I pray God richly blesses you and your ministry through it!

    And now I'm off to follow you...

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  4. Hi Joanne! Yep, it's kind of fun to twit, though I really have to monitor my time doin' it! I'm following you now, have fun tweeting!

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  5. If you want to be a "twit", but a twit. Who cares what the rest of us think. As for me, I know I don't have the time. Maybe I will one day... some day when this kids go back to school and my chores are done and the book's been published. Maybe then, I'll twit. Let me know how you like it. I'd love your take on it in about a month!

    Love you. Have a great week.

    peace~elaine

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  6. I've been thinking the same Joanne but someone already has my name so I don't know what user to use. Is there really that mush more exposure? I've been waiting to see if I was going to change the name of my blog so until then I'll see what you have. But I think I have to Twit to see Twit!

    Love ya back,
    Pat

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  7. Twitter is SO fun! Of course, I had to give up my account because I have zero time but you. are. going. to. love. it.

    I already saw you on Exemplify! : )

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  8. I signed up a while ago, but I still don't know what I'm doing. Seeing you get started gave me a new little burst of enthusiasm, though. :)

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