Friday, May 2, 2008

The real me...................

A few days ago I was over at Cindy's (Still His Girl)
and her post---- How's your John Hancock sparked this post in my mind.

I know that I have mentioned before about how horrible my handwriting was in high school.
I really tried-----I really think I was just so uptight that it showed up in my handwriting. I could not relax when I wrote and if I had to write for any length of time my hand would kill me----I guess I should mention the callous I had on my knuckle from gripping my pencil or pen so hard.
Then one day Mom bought me a Calligraphy set. I already like the crafty stuff--so this was really right up my ally. I practiced so that I could use it to make presents for people.
I don't think that I really thought about it changing my own writing---I just thought it would give me a chance to do something nice for people.
Here is my handwriting before Mom gave the Calligraphy set.
And here is my everyday writing from one of my journals.
I know these pictures are not the best--but I still have not been able to figure out
the close up on my camera.
But I hope it is enough for you to be able to see the change.
This writing is now me.
I do not use that other writing although every once in awhile
I use it just to see if it has changed too.
And the answer......NOPE!
I am sure you probably know where I am going with this.
Just like I had a hand writing that had to change so that my teachers would actually be able to
grade my papers without eye strain...........I had to have a life change so that others would be able to be around me without heart pain.
The old Sharon was not so nice. She was needy, insecure, impatient, manipulative........yes, I could go on and on. I could certainly be a pain to be around.
Has that old person totally ceased to be?
No.
Will she ever totally cease to be? .....not till I get to heaven.
But I will say this......just like the old hand writing is not the norm anymore.......the old me is not the norm anymore. People who knew that old Sharon.........well, they would have to be introduced to the new me today.
And this new person is becoming the norm--for a little while. Sometimes when I look in the mirror I have to remind myself that she will not be the norm forever........because satan will try and talk to me like she is.
But then just like my new handwriting.........I can point to my life and have proof that what he says is not who I am.
I am a new creature.......a new creation. And if we loose contact and are reintroduced in several years.........I pray that I will have to introduce you to the new me.
He never changes.........but we must.
And by His power.........He will make sure that it becomes the new norm---until it is time for a new change.
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Going to North Carolina to look around an spend some time alone with my man.
I will see ya'll again on Wednesday.
Be good.
Love ya!

15 comments:

Halfmoon Girl said...

Hi there Sharon! good thoughts here again! I don't remember saying in my last couple of comments that I will be praying for you and Keith this weekend. Have a great time and I hope you get some direction for your future. I don't think that NC is much closer to Canada though- especially the West Coast!

CrownLaidDown said...

Love you, too, Sharon! Praying for an awesome time with your husband!!

My handwriting changes some (with the thyroid/ shaky hand thing), but lately it seems to have gone back to normal. I have been off my meds since January and I think everything in the thyroid area is now normal. Our insurance begins again in July, so I will have it checked then.

I am glad God is changing me inside and out!
Love you!
holly

MelanieJoy said...

I'm hearing you here....listening too. Thanks. Praying for you guys this weekend. May He give you some direction. Love you big~

Denise said...

He changes me daily so that others will see something in me that was not there before.. Daily molding me on that wheel until He sits back and says... There.. that is just what I wanted her to look like!!!!!
I pray the direction of God for you this weekend... He has gone before......

luvmy4sons said...

Oh...it is so wonderful to look back and see how much He has changed us. I need to also remember He is constantly changing me still AND those whom I love. I hope you have a wonderful time. My prayers go with you.

Denise said...

Praying for you and keith to enjoy your weekend.

Edge of Design said...

I hope you love North Carolina as much as I do. Neighbor?

Amrita said...

Beautiful post Sharon.Have a good time in NC

I love caligraphy

try2bAsunbeam said...

Yeppers, we should be growing. Our service and love of God should grow to be more and more, not less and less, and if it does go there, and Satan gets his nasty foot on our heart, we need to go to God and ask Him to help us shake him off...Praise God our mercies are renewed every morning. My prayer every morning is to do batter than yesterday. Pretty simple yet so difficult to accomplish.
(hugs)
Becca

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

I like your handwriting. I like YOU! :)

Just saw you're going to the Fiesta! Me, too. :) Can't wait to hug your neck.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Have a blessed Sunday!

smiles,
kari & kijsa

Alisun@ABrookeInTheForest said...

Very good message I like the way you used the handwriting to bring it across.

Nicki said...

Thought of you often this weekend! I hope things went well!!

SunnySusan said...

I'm back to the land of the living....lol
My mom went home on Saturday...funny she seemed a whole lot stronger there than here...
The main thing I learned through all of this....I love my quiet....I love to be silent....before the Lord...the TV or the puter....
Or even reading a book...I could not even do that for the last month...she has a very critical spirit and always had something to say about everything.....I know my house was never clean enough for her but we live here...we don't use it as a showplace...LOL

Have a great few days with your man....love you sister

Denise said...

missing you!!!!!!! Miss our email chats!!!! I pray that you and Keith had a peaceful trip this weekend and that God will open some doors for you..................