Friday Favs – Someone Left the Gate Open!

Pennsylvania author and artist, Lynda McKinney Lambert write articles that are uplifting, inspirational, and Christian-based.
She is the author of “Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems” which is a collection of writings in a journal-style that takes readers from January through December. 5-Star Reviews on Amazon.



Article #144

Friday Favs



“Live Like Someone Left the Gate Open”


I tucked this thought into my





I love OPEN GATES, don’t you?

Along with this thought, I will remember to


That means I will keep my focus on my own unique creative activities and not look at another person to follow or imitate.

There is only ONE of ME.

It is so easy to let other people try to put their stamp on me or allow anyone to influence me to turn my intentions into another direction that is not mine.

For 2018, I adopted the word, ABIDE, as my ONE WORD for the year. This is something I do each January 1st – when others are making New Year’s Resolutions or Setting a Yearly Goal.

I no longer do this. Instead, I set my INTENTION for the year by selecting ONE WORD to LIVE BY.

During the past twelve months, I’ve kept the image of me, ABIDING, on the front burner of my thoughts.


We EACH have a PLAN for LIFE that is ours alone. It is OUR PERSONAL LANE.

Remember this:

NEVER glance over your shoulder into another person’s lane.

Your PLAN IS not their PLAN.


Never envy another person’s achievements.

Instead, applaud them and cheer them on.


You have your OWN plan – UNIQUE to only YOU.

Did you know this?

Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version (NIV)


11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,

“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,

plans to give you hope and a future.

By now, you may be asking:

“How do I implement my unique plan”


Accept the fact that there really is an individual, Divine, plan for your life. And it is a GOOD ONE!


Resolve to discover this plan and walk in it. No one else can know what your gifts are, except you. Remember, you are going to walk in your own lane, not in anyone else’s idea of what your lane might be. Others will try to fashion you into their vision of who you are. Don’t fall for that. You are far more than anything another person can dream up for you.


Become the person you truly are. This is when you decide to make your own changes according to who you know inside that you are. There is a sill, small voice that directs us and if we are quiet and seek that voice, we find it.


Think about the gifts you already have. Begin to use those God-given gifts that are yours.


You will arrive at the place where you shine. The real you comes out for all to see. It is not a copy of anyone else. God is not in the cloning business.

You surely will…



Someone did!


John 10:10

I am come that they might have life,

and that they might have it more abundantly.



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7 replies on “Friday Favs – Someone Left the Gate Open!”

As an artist and a professor of humanities, I always told my students that, “After you learn the basics & techniques, or core information that I present in the classroom, you will then need only good conversations with others in the field. Through our conversations with the other students and people in the field, we continue to grow. We flourish. This is how I see you and what you do with your clients, such as me. We already know basics of writing but it is the conversations that give us the growth.

Joan, thank you so much for sharing a good word for me and leaving a message. You never fail to encourage me and I love reading your posts as well. Yes, now, every time I walk outside and see my “open gate” leading down the sidewalk, I smile. I saw this quote on a pair of WILD socks, available at the Old Farmers Almanac site – and I am sending for some today. I feel, every day, that a gate is opening for me somewhere. It may be today, or a day in the future when I need it most. But the Open Gates will continue to guide me in life.

Reblogged this on Campbells World and commented:
A wonderful post with a fabulously true life lesson for us all.
Please do read, like, and share this post.
Visit Lynda’s site to make comments, and to find all her writing work, books, and art.
Thanks for dropping by campbellsworld and do come again.

Patty, how grateful I am for your support and encouragement. You are a person who has a plan in life and you are following it. You always life me up with your instructions and your conversations. I learn so much from you. Thank you for sharing my blog article on Campbell’s World.

Hi, it is my job as your friend, and marketer, to take care of you in the best way that I know how. We are all learning and growing in this process, and we should work as a team to help one another to become the best that we can be and to share our work and support one another with everyone involved. So it is a great pleasure for me to do this for you. It is a wonderful post, you did a fantastic job, it was a joy to read, and I hope that others have enjoyed it as well.

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