Helloooo my friends! It’s a new week and another Monday, no matter how hard we try we just can’t shake the Monday’s 🙁 but hopefully you had an amazing Easter weekend and it will get you through today.
Starting out today I want to say a BIG GIANT THANK YOU! to all of you who have read, followed, shared, and/or liked my blog, Instagram, Facebook page, or Twitter. You ALL rock my socks!!
My blog adventure started about 2ish months ago and has been absolutely scary every single ding dang day since. You see, I’m putting ALL that I am into this and hoping to become not only successful at this but to provide words that will be relevant and of interest to you, to bring healing and love not only to myself but hopefully to others.
Over the years many people in my life have “gently” and “not so gently” nudged me to start a blog and even though it sparked something in me, I guess you could say I was too afraid. At times in my life I have been paralyzed by fear. Afraid of judgement, failure, and most of all disappointing anyone I love. If you read last Friday’s blog, you know Easter marked four years since I was baptized, which means four years since my life “started a new”. My walk with Christ has brought me to a new and different way of thinking but…my old self and the negative talk still creeps in every once in a while, I am human after all. Similar to the Pharisees of Jesus’s time maybe I fear that I won’t be welcomed or liked by others so I build up my walls, I fear change, and I keep my dreams and desires to myself as to not get hurt. I know that in my love for God I must place my fears, my anxious heart, my doubts on him and trust in his love for me to see me through everything. I have to “be willing to face the reality of my own limited perspectives and trust that Jesus is enough to… break down the hurtful walls I/we’ve accidentally constructed…” (quoted from “Nothing To Prove” by Jennie Allen; The Founder of the IF Gathering) I have to walk through the fear knowing that God’s plan for me is bigger and brighter than in my humanness I could ever imagine. So for me it is a choice, a daily choice to walk through the fear, through the self-doubt, and trust in God. I know my identity is only found in Him. Like I said, some days are harder than others but my faith, prayer, and being surrounded by people who love not only me but God, keep me balanced.
I would like to encourage each and every one of you to take a risk, do what brings your life joy. You are never as broken as you think that you are. Those hurts and scars can also bring with them wisdom and grace. People will criticize who they think you are, they may place their judgements and opinions on you and that’s ok, forgive them for they are only human just like you, then remember your truth and that is where you will find your strength.
Though I am scared, I am here. I make myself vulnerable and open to you. I will continue to walk through this fear. So again I say to you, THANK YOU. I thank each and every one of you and though I may not know each of you individually you are ALL a part of this adventure with me and I’m excited for what’s to come. If there’s anything that I can do to make this blog a better experience for you please feel free to drop me an email or a comment, I’d love to hear from you. If you’re in need of prayer please do the same as I would love to pray for you and I am here.
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