Sometimes life is tough. A few weeks ago, I received a word from the Lord about teaching and I was thinking it was really encouraging. Lately, I'm reminded of the purpose of a word might be for you to have something to hold on to during hard times. That doesn't exactly make me smile...maybe laugh cynically, but not smile. I have questioned some things lately. I believe I am where I am supposed to be, but often I fall short...like lately--it feels almost weekly. I wish I felt like He was chiseling away the grooves in a diamond...but I am feeling just weak. I know my eyes need to be on Him, not on my heart being hurt or feeling pain. Part of that is put to practice in the use of less words. I do use way too many of them. It's a choice to use words properly...may I make that choice moment by moment.