In The Making | Dear T. R.

Sometimes, I have to sit down with myself and share what is in my heart…to myself. I have to be honest. I have to admit the things I may not want to hear or struggle to believe. I’m not sure if you will enjoy this as a series, so please let me know. I know writing this spoke to me because it’s coming from myself, but maybe it may speak something to you too 🙂  

Dear T.R.,

Is it weird to hear that name or is it familiar? I know ever since you were little you imagined about what sort of person you would become. You envisioned a woman with similar characteristics, just a little older. In fact, you were able to pick out things as a child which remain today.

But the woman you thought you would become still is not fully there yet. There’s a confidence missing. There’s a strength lacking, and that strength, as you know, is faith.

Perhaps, that is why you are writing about a character in your story sharing these same traits. She remains hidden, yet strives to help others. In the series, she will eventually stand out more. By blogging, you’ve begun to take this step to walk into the ends of the earth preaching His gospel. Take heart.

God always knows us, as He has since before we were born. Sometimes, I think you forget that.

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You received your name, your full name that is, after a dream your mother had before you were born.

Don’t tell me that is not an act of God.

The woman you dreamt of becoming is in the making. Do not believe otherwise. She is a woman after the Lord. She is a woman not afraid to speak His truth. I know the encouragement others have given you has helped, but you must believe in the Lord’s truth.

You’re striving for Him.

Validation of others is a blessing, but we are verified in Him, no one else. Never forget that. You must trust Him more if you want to see the full harvest at work.

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There have been moments that have defined the strength He’s given you, and you are fully aware those moments were not easy. Every time you have asked Him to humble you, He has, but the circumstances have been difficult.

I think He just wants to remind you that He is in control, no matter what.

The woman you thought you would become, I believe, was something God gave you a brief glimpse of. He was with you as a child, and He is with you. The parts you have to grow up in, including salvation, continue growing in. Like Paul said, when he was man he put childish things away. But the parts of a child that remain with you, the things God knows are only for Him, keep them because they are special.

People don’t have to understand everything about you because the Lord does, and you only need Him. Nonetheless do not be afraid to try to help them understand, and when they don’t, love them anyway.

Have patience. The Lord is at hand.

I wish I could tell you things you didn’t know, but alas…I can only speak of what you know. In the future, I could return and report to you, but then, you would have already known. 🙂

Sincerely,

The woman you will become 


Did any of this speak to you or was this only for me? Please let me know 🙂

T. R. Noble

Month Scripture (NIV) John 13:07, “Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

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23 thoughts on “In The Making | Dear T. R.

  1. I like what you said here:

    People don’t have to understand everything about you because the Lord does, and you only need Him. Nonetheless do not be afraid to try to help them understand, and when they don’t, love them anyway.

    You should share that on Twitter, that’s spot on 🙂

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  2. Well, I started to read it aloud to my husband, for he enjoys your writing, too. I loved the beginning. It was enchanting! I got right in to what you were saying. But, then I got to this part:

    “She is a woman after the Lord. She is a woman not afraid to speak His truth.”

    And, I broke down crying. The tears would not stop. I could not read aloud anymore. I had to finish reading in silence, tears streaming down my cheeks. I identify, but then I identify with you in many ways, as you know. But, what you wrote next explains why I was crying:

    “People don’t have to understand everything about you because the Lord does, and you only need Him. Nonetheless do not be afraid to try to help them understand, and when they don’t, love them anyway.”

    Yesterday … well, let’s just say that this hit me hard. Every day is a challenge, but yesterday I faced some enormous rejection just because I am who God created me to be doing what he created me to do. But, he is encouraging my heart. He gave me a devotion today to encourage my heart, “Let It Shine!”

    I know this is part of following Him. I know that this is what I signed up for when I said “Yes” to his call. But, I am still human. I still bleed when I get punctured. And, it hurts! But, I must give the hurt back to the Lord, and let him heal me, and keep on loving those who hurt me.

    So, did this speak to me? YES! So, keep writing what God puts on your heart to write. And, always know that I love you and accept you for who God made you to be. For, you are special! ❤

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    1. Sue, you have moved me to tears 🙂 I’m thankful the posts speak both to you and your husband. I’m so grateful that our walks in many ways share similar paths. I pray for you daily and I’m so glad you hear Him speak to your heart through the words He’s given me. ❤ ❤ Tomorrow I have a poem going out, and I think you will like it. I was having an off day today, I don't know if hormones, or a spiritual battle, but I could not fall asleep. So currently, I'm waiting till about 9pm so I can fall asleep and hopefully get back to a decent hour. But anyway, I wrote what was on my heart, and I felt His words in the poem. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this and I know you are doing what He has called you to do. You are in a battle because you trust Him and love Him more than this world, as we all should. And as Christ warned the Bride, darkness will come after you, but take heart because He has already conquered everything ❤

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  3. Love i!!!!!!t It brought tears to my eyes. You are a woman of God; do not ever doubt it. Thank you for your willingness to be so transparent in your struggles and for being obedient to God.

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  4. This spoke to me: “You must trust Him more if you want to see the full harvest”.
    When I first started my blog, I had a lot of fear. I’m glad the Lord is so patient with us. He is teaching me faith in this still somewhat new venture. It’s so comforting to know that “He who began a good work in you will be able to complete it!” Philippians 1:6

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