For Christmas, my husband bought me the dainty gold key necklace with the word Inspire on it. He said he picked that word because I am so creative, but I never share. I always keep to myself when I have so much inside that could inspire and help others.
As time went on, I started to share my poetry and my words and encourage others. I embraced my word.
Last Sunday, my husband led an altar call after our pastor let him share what God has been doing in our lives. We had a few people come up to get prayed for. One young girl in particular stood out to me. She was very quiet and timid.
As we prayed for her a few tears rolled down her face and she smiled just a little. I kept hearing that she had a lot going on in her head, so we asked her if that was true. She nodded, and slowly began to share her heart.
It took her a while, but she shared with us that she wanted to be a pastor, and felt pressured to stay in the area by others, but she felt called to other places. We prayed for her and encouraged her in what she desired and her calling. Seeing that she was so quiet, I could tell she had a lot inside that she so wanted to share. I could see a little of myself in her.
I struggled with the thought of giving my key away since I just received it Christmas Day, but I couldn't stop thinking about how much more she needed it. Just as I was about to shrug the thought off, I over heard my husband getting a word from someone about getting more "keys" to unlock doors God is opening for us. Then I knew that was Dad telling me I should give her the key.
So I took off my necklace and put it around her neck. I told her the idea behind it, and she smiled and gave me a nod. I returned by my husband's side and saw her walk into the bathroom (most likely to check the necklace out). After putting myself aside, it felt really good to pass something so special off to someone else. Giving that necklace away, I hoped, was inspiring her to inspire.