“Leave your unique trail of beauty no matter how small it is” ~ Emily Freeman
This is one of the quotes of inspiration I have taped to my wall over my computer. I attended the She Speaks Conference last year where I had the privilege of listening to Emily share her writing journey. This quote spoke to me.
As a small time blogger who desires to be used by the Lord, it’s easy for me to get frustrated sometimes that the trail I am called to blaze doesn’t look as “glamorous” as the trails I see being blazed by others.
My trail isn’t a major highway. It might never be a major highway. But when I keep my eyes focused on the reason behind the journey then I am more than okay with this. This journey is for Him. Every step and every direction should glorify Him. More than anything, I desire to follow along the paths that He calls me down.
Occasionally, I even have this thought: Maybe all the little roads are in fact the big roads. Major highways in disguise. I just can’t fully comprehend it from my human perspective.
The more I travel the little streets God tends to take me down, the more I appreciate them. He reminds me over and over that the most beautiful and life changing attractions aren’t on the major roads, they are tucked away off the beaten path. I don’t want to miss all the heart touching scenery God is showing me along the way.
He knows a truth that I sometimes have hard time remembering. Popular, fast-moving, interstates have a way of bypassing many of the joy-filled lessons. I need the small because I need the lessons.
This Saturday marks the 21st anniversary of my mom’s death. When I think of someone who left a unique trail of beauty, I can’t help but think of my mom. My mom had a passion for writing songs and playing guitar. She never made it to the big leagues with her music. She never wrote a #1 hit, but that didn’t deter her from writing, singing, and following her passion. She wrote about her love for the Lord and she sang her heart out to the Lord.
She left a legacy and a unique trail of beauty that continues to shape me today:
Share the love of Christ in whatever capacity He has called you to do so.
What is the unique trail of beauty God is calling you to leave behind today?
Linking up with Shari today from Leaving A Legacy