Hello 2017: How I plan to follow God in the New Year?
Since I was a little girl, I've always felt peace with expressing myself with words. The ability to put together words in a way you can cause a person to feel a certain type of emotion fascinates me. With the internet providing creative individuals a platform to be free and share whatever, I felt the push to get my own online space. I started blogging in 2014.
The journey was completely up and down. I felt called to blog, but I lacked direction. I started blogging about topics related to my business such as social media, marketing, and design. While this made complete sense to do, I lacked desire. I wrote a post here and there but it wasn't consistent.
At the end of 2014, I decided to take a leap of faith and share something meaning much more than my business-- my relationship with Christ. Surprisingly, I had more positive feedback with that post than any other post. I believe it's because deep down inside everyone has a longing for something deeper, a wholeness that only our Savior Jesus Christ can provide.
You would think at this point I would have my "sign from God". Well, I did but I went back to what felt comfortable and talked more about business. And, because I went back to the familiar I had the same results, inconsistent with posting and lack of passion.
In 2016, I decided to take another leap of faith. I began to post more about faith focused topics. Topics that meant a lot to me such as: finding a church home, sharing Christian music, prayer and business and dealing with singleness. I felt good. I felt like I finally was utilizing my online space the way God intended and then something happened.
My grandmother died in May of 2016.
She passed away while I was holding her hand. It was one of the toughest days so far in my life physically, spiritually, and emotionally. I felt like my heart was going to rip out of my chest.
At this point, I decided to take a break from blogging but I still had a desire to create positive content. Since Instagram is my favorite social media platform. I decided to use it to microblog. Weekly, I share scriptures, devotional snippets, motivation, for following your dreams, pieces of my life, and etc. I've been doing this since August 1st. While the feedback has been nice, the part I like the most is I feel good inside.
Now, I'm ready to come here and share what God puts in my heart to help you and your business. My goal is by the end of the year, we have a closer walk with Christ and all aspect of our lives benefit.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for allowing me to see 2017. Please forgive me for anything I have said or done that was outside of your will. Please help me to let go of anything and anyone hindering me to be who you want me to be. Please help me to develop a closer walk with you this year. Please help me to surrender my will and way in exchange for yours. In Jesus Name, I pray amen.