8 Responses to Are You On The Scrap Heap?

  1. Fiona, love this it hits home. Many years ago when I was bedridden with cfs or me. I felt like I would never be able to work for God again. Must less have a job. But that’s when I started writing poetry. Some were published. Then my book was published. But that was in 2o11. Just last night I had a lady contact me to go with her to a women’s conference she was doing in a church. She wanted me to bring my book and do a book signing. She said I believe it will help other women to get courage to use their gifts God gave them. It reminded me gods still using me, of course because of my health I could not go but she said she has my book and will take it with her and display it. I pray it touches many hearts as your devotional has touched mine. Lisa loved the song from Laura story you chose.

    • Laura, so glad this spoke to you today.
      I think it’s something we all need reminders of as it’s so easy to view ourselves as we think others may be viewing us. What God sees and how He thinks of us is so much more important.

      Sounds like you’ve been able to bless many with your writing and I pray that even if you aren’t able to be there with your book, it may reach the hearts and hands of those who need it.

  2. Fiona, what a beautiful message for us all to hold in our hearts today. So often we do devalue our purpose in the Father’s kingdom. Thinking we are not able to produce or be as significant as we once were. But thankfully just as you said God doesn’t see any of us in that way. Thank you for the blessing if this message and to remind us if that.
    Sending you love and hugs friend. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Di – you are always so encouraging! πŸ™‚

      It is such a trap to fall into looking at what we do now, compared to what we may once have done – yet we both know, the blessing and encouragement those “little things” can be when God uses them.

      I’m grateful for the blessing you are in my life dear friend!

  3. Thank you ? so much Fiona ;
    Your encouraging and powerful
    Inspiring message.
    A joyful heart of greetings to you
    Lisa. As one of my friend.
    Sometimes I think ? of you and
    Praying to BLESSED YOU MORE.

  4. Great message Fiona! Thanks πŸ™‚

    Just tonight I was talking with a friend’s daughter about the challenges of gaining employment for the young: “because you have β€œno experience.” ” It is a challenge it seems at any age & for lots of reasons. I’m sure this will speak to most people who read it.

    It’s taken me a while to realize that God has things for me to do now, that I couldn’t do when I was well. He uses each one of us to do something that no-one else can & for that I’m truly grateful. It’s easy to see that on the good days, but I still struggle with it on the dark days! LOVE the quote: β€œThe retirement benefits are out of this world.” God bless. Lotsoluv Kerryn

    • Thanks Kerryn I know you can relate in your own family experiences πŸ™‚

      I love your comment that “He uses each one of us to do something that no-one else can” – as you say, it’s sometimes easier to remember that, than it is at others. We are each unique – but created by Him for His purpose. Pretty amazing isn’t it!

      I’m sure there is more to that quote – that was the second half of it, but I can’t recall the rest. Maybe for those of us that have concerns about our retirement living expenses (due to not working like “normal” people) – we can hold on to our eternal benefits πŸ™‚

      Blessings dear friend,

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