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As I seek God’s direction, I am left in a state of wonderment and euphoria. I don’t
really know a lot about what is out there for me; but, I do know that in taking a step of
faith, I will never be alone. God has promised to always be with me.
My life has never been what I would consider easy or simple; but, I have always been
able to come to terms with and appreciate all I have been given. God is a God of mercy
and love; but in reality, He is really so much more than that. As I look into my past, I do
not see a life that was a life of plenty; but, one of always being sufficient. God has always
been there for me. I could never imagine myself wanting or having so much that I didn’t
need God; and, for Him to be excluded from my life would for sure leave me feeling empty,
unfulfilled and totally frightened. It has always puzzled me why we as individuals needed
things that we would never use; and, were angry and discontent when we could not have
them. There are so many things that we carry through life that are really nothing more
than a burden and a discomfort. Total junk! That does not mean that they were worth-
less or had no earthly value, but that they really afforded us no real value or provided for
our necessities. I have known many extremely wealthy people that were really not happy
or fulfilled. Through it, I have learned that true wealth is not of this earth but is only the
things that God has given to all of us that are eternal.
I must say that what I have decided to do is leaving me apprehensive; but, I am not
frightened. As in my beginning statement, I don’t know what is out there for me; I
could die tomorrow, but whatever happens I know that I want to do something for Him.
As I take just one step at a time I can see my Lord ahead of me; and, as He has
commanded, I am just to follow and He will take us to where we are going. I have no
special talent and there is nothing about me that makes me special or important. The only
good thing about me is my Lord that lives inside of me; and, without Him I am nothing
and can accomplish even less. I am not saying all of this to make myself feel worthless or
useless, because in Christ I am neither. When we take a stand we are causing ourselves
to become a vocal point where the world will look to see our sincerity and endurance.
That can be frightening because if we fail we will not be the only one that will suffer.
He has promised every one of us, that if we are willing and will make ourselves available,
He will use us. Everyone has a destiny, a purpose to fulfill. As I look at this world, I see
nothing of true worth or nothing that has convinced me of it’s ultimate importance. The
only true purpose is loving a lost and dying humanity in search of a living Savior. Many
deny His existence and many are apathetic and unconcerned, this only convinces me that
our advisory, the devil, is out to consume and destroy all that God has created. The truly
important things of this world are not material but spiritual and we as Christian need to
be more cognizant of that each day. Truly we may not be able to do a lot but we can live a
life that shows and honors Him.
I don’t know what I can or will accomplish, but I do know with God’s help it will be
far more that I can do on my own. As I live each day, I have learned to give it all to Him,
seeking His forgiveness where I fail and allowing Him to bless when and where He desires
to do so. I have a long way to go, but at least I have started the journey. I invite anyone
that so desires to come along, I am sure it will be an eventful and rewarding trip.
Thank You Jesus! It’s time we stand and make a difference!
G.L. Hardesty, author and song writer. MyOwnMelody, LLC. , MyOwnWordz.com and
Vision Graphics, LLH, 2006-2015