A few years ago, I attended a conference and I felt God spoke to me about writing again. It was strange to me God would place writing in my heart again after I had stopped writing for well over 10 years.
I stopped writing because I had experienced a lot of rejection after I graduated from college. When it came to pursuing a writing career I really didn’t even know how to do it. I applied to many different writing jobs with no success. No one told me till after graduation I wouldn't get hired without experience or connections.
I decided to pursue something else because I had lost hope and I needed an income. However, my life had changed drastically once I had finished my masters degree. I had ended up in a place in my life where I had lost everything and I found myself thinking of writing again. I had used writing in the past as a way to work through my life. I wondered what kind of life writing again would give me. This blog was the first steps of writing again for me.
I started this blog in 2016 and I was immediately caught up in the numbers. I was worried about having followers on social media and if I was writing about the "right" things. I wondered if anyone read my blog and if anyone was moved. I wrote in a pen name because I didn’t know how I would be received. I have since let all that go and I am just going with the flow.
I have recently changed platforms and started all over again. This the first blog of many to come with the words I am given.
For me, Vestige Spirit means a lot of different things but let me explain a little bit more about the words because as a writer I love words.
The vestige of something according to the dictionary is:
- a mark, trace, or visible evidence of something that is no longer present or in existence
- a surviving evidence or the remainder of some condition, practice, etc.:
- a very slight trace or amount of something
- Biology. a degenerate or imperfectly developed organ or structure that has little or no utility, but that in an earlier stage of the individual or in preceding evolutionary forms of the organism performed a useful function.
- archaic. a footprint; track.
Now we have defined vestige and we will quickly run through the definition of spirit. The complete definitions can be found through the link on the words.
The definition of spirit according to the dictionary
- an animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms
- a supernatural being or essence
- temper or disposition of mind or outlook especially when vigorous or animated in high spirits
- the immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person
I believe definitions can be entertaining, and I never can be sure what I will find in the dictionary about a word.
Vestige becomes a remnant the evidence of something. The something for me in this life is the evidence of God. God is the first creator of all things in this life and His spirit remains in us. He has essentially imprinted His creativity on us. We are the vestige spirit of our creator, God, and many of the things that come forth in our lives are the use of His love, grace, and creative spirit.
The spirit of God within us wishes to shine out and touch all those in darkness.
I believe through the art God can shine through in His awesome creative power. God can put powerful creative ideas in our hearts to touch many different people in our lives.
There are many other things, of course, that will manifest with a life devoted to God. I believe it takes faith in Jesus to carry out anything in this world we want to be successful at. When Jesus is the center of my life it is truly the most amazing experience I ever had.
When there may be doubts about your creative outlet and you are unsure where to turn I challenge you to go to God in prayer and seek His counsel first.
I will leave you today with these words from the Bible about the Holy Spirit, prayer, and purpose.