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Have you ever been so broken about something you wondered if God had passed you by? Perhaps He’s too busy with others to worry about little old you? You see others being blessed and you’re waiting for your turn, but it just doesn’t seem to be happening.

There are times I wonder, “Have you forgotten my name, Lord?” I lift my hand like a student in a classroom. “Oh, oh. What about me?”

I’ve had several moments like this throughout my writing journey (still do). Another rejection came through my inbox, I didn’t final in a contest, etc. I clenched my fist. Can’t I get a break? Aren’t You listening?

And then God gives me a gift. An encouraging word from a reader, a great review, or even a song like this one by Paul Baloche. Sometimes it’s like God hits me over the head with a two-by-four. He hadn’t forgotten about me at all. He knows my name and was calling out to me.

I just had to be still and listen.

He shows me I must turn those rejections around and not give up. I still had a calling. He reveals this to me in many ways. Affirmation by blessings I couldn’t believe.

What about you? Do you feel He’s forgotten your name? Let’s not believe Satan’s lies any longer.

God knows us each by name. (Click to tweet this) Let’s listen to His call.

And act.

The Same Love by Paul Baloche
Listen closely to the words of these songs. I love the cups he places all over the place in this video. Such a creative way of getting the message across. God is calling out to all of us!


  1. Lisa Harness

    Oh such a blessing to start this week. He does call us!

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Yes, He does!!

  2. Lisa Fuller

    Thanks so much for sharing this!

    • Darlene L. Turner

      You’re welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Carolyn Frazier

    Thank you for sharing this song! I had not heard it before. It is a beautiful reminder.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      You’re very welcome. Glad you liked it.


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