Have you ever had an inadvertent conversation with a know-it-all? There is no point in bringing up reason or logic because this individual has an answer for everything.
This is how mine went:
My thought: I would enjoy reading a book about an average Christian and how God impacted her life.
Mindreader: Why don’t you write it?
Me: Are you kidding? I’ve never dreamed of writing or becoming an author. I wouldn’t even know how to go about it.
Know-it-All: You could learn. Did you notice that Heart of America Christian Writers Network website about a conference in your area?
Myself: Yes, but it’s expensive.
God: Following me is costly, but its worth it.
I: You know I’ve gotten myself in trouble too many times with saying things better left unsaid.
Circumstance Planner: I let that happen for you to realize how much power there is in words. Now that you understand that, write!
Me: What about that quilt ministry i was involved with? That was serving you.
Creator: Yes it was, but that was your idea and it didn’t go as planned did it? You and I don’t think the same, I have something different in mind for you.
Myself: You know how uneventful my life is. There’s not much to write about. It would require using a computer, you know how much I hate technology. I get in situations that i don’t know what to do.
Timeless One: That’s part of the world you live in, I know some folks that can help you deal with it. You’ve had some experiences to write about, I’ll help bring more of them to your mind.
I: There’s another issue, interacting with people. I’m not comfortable sharing my life with others.
Jesus: I love people! Tell them about me. Sometimes I can be funny, tell them that too.
Me: You mean like this house I’m living in? The type I swore I’d never live in?
Holy Spirit: You’re catching on.
And so my story begins…