I was flying back from Alaska last month and we were going over a large inland lake. I could see a boat in the middle, its wake visible from where I was 30,000 feet plus above the ground. I could see where the boat had traveled the length of the lake, its wake visible from the air, even if the swell of the waves had already dissipated on top.
It made me think about how much our lives and the choices we make affect those around us. How long after we’ve made a decision, is the wake of that choice is still churning—creating a ripple effect in the lives of others.
As a writer, my words have an impact on my readers and hopefully will continue to do so in the years to come. What I put on Facebook and twitter, will be there f-o-r-e-v-e-r. What I put out online stays online, for anyone to see today, tomorrow, and next year, if they dig deep enough.
I want to be one of God’s instruments, used to spread his word. But the responsibility comes with a heavy load. I often ask myself if I am truly honoring God. And, I am ashamed to admit that I often mess up.
Psalm 19:14 states: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
My words might be on paper, and the meditation of my heart may go forth in my stories. I pray they are God’s words and that I let Him guide my message.