It is 11:20 p.m. on a Tuesday Night and I have been researching the past 2 hours, “How to start a blog.” I literally have no idea what I am doing. This morning when I woke up, I had no idea I would be starting a blog today. It is ironic, because just this past weekend I was talking to my Mom and Stepdad about things I wanted to do. I literally told them that I wanted to start a blog; however, I never thought I would actually follow through with it. Fast forward to tonight, I had dinner with one of my best friends. We were talking and reviewing everything that has happened in 2017, because naturally that is what you do right before the new year. I shared with her some journal entries that I had been writing this past year and how I wanted so badly to share them with others, but didn’t have a platform. Coincidence I had just mentioned starting a blog 2 days prior? I think not. So here I am! Welcome to my first blog post! I am so excited to start this journey and share my stories with others. Which brings me to Why? Why am I starting a blog? What is my goal with this?
I am starting this blog to share my testimony, journey, and crazy embarrassing stories I have experienced. If my stories can help just one person, then this is all worth it. If I can make someone laugh, bring a little bit of joy into their day, or just help them realize that they are not alone, then that brings me joy. It is encouraging to know there is someone else who has experienced what you are going through or is currently right there along with you going through life’s daily battles.
Well of course with anything new, fear, doubt, and anxiety come with it. AKA, the enemy walks right in and tries to discourage you from doing what you are called to do. The one thing that scares me the most about this blog is the fear of being judged. I am far from perfect and have made my fair share of mistakes. But, mistakes that I most certainly have learned from and can use to help others. By opening up and sharing, a sense of vulnerability comes as well, a loss of power. At the end of the day, God is in control. So here is me asking God to use me, use this blog, and use these stories to help others. Show others there is hope and that life with God is so much easier than life on your own.
“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:20 NASB