Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” Hosea 6:3
I know it’s been a while and I just want you to know how grateful I am to be writing to you today, and although things may not always go as planed we have a God of the impossible.
How are you!!!?
I just want to thank you, with all my heart for being here, reading my blog today! I’m so honored and blessed that you are here reading. Thank you!
Currently I’m in a VERY different, but amazing, season in my life, and it all came about from coming out of one of the hardest moments in my creative life. Ever.
And…because I’m big in sharing, because I consider you all friends, right?
I’d like to share a few insights, hopefully some take-aways and just basically catch you all up to speed.
If you’ve been with me for sometime, you’ve seen my high’s and you’ve seen my lows.
Recently, I was faced with a crossroads, and if you follow me on my newsletter then you’ve seen me touch on this.
I have decided, that more than anything in the world, in this moment in my life, I want to fill this role of completely diving into motherhood, being a wife & homemaker, until God says otherwise.
There’s always a but, there’s also just something in me that authentically and truly LOVES blogging and sharing with you all. So, although I’m diving into these roles, I’ve made a conscious decision to continue on being a blogger and allow that to be my creative outlet.
That’s not to say that you won’t see my creative projects from time to time on here. ^_^
I’ve just put certain aspects of what I do on hold. To be honest, I’m incredibly grateful that I can and do want to do this with all my heart.
I’ve learned valuable lessons. I’ve matured in a way that I feel like a Woman, in all it’s aspects and roles. That’s not to say I’ve never felt womanly, but I’m in a time that I’m embracing…me.
I used to be so concerned, to a fault, in pleasing others, that I lost sight of what matters to me, what I truly want and I was dependent on just…outside stuff.
You know the stuff, the stuff that looks all shiny and nice, but the stuff we really shouldn’t depend on or allow to impact our happiness.
Our happiness should come from a deeper place, a place of embracing Jesus in each season we’re in, embracing all that He has called us to be. Even the parts we don’t like.
As I read recently in Marie Claire on a Speech by writer Chimananda Ngozi Adichie, she puts it into perspective,
“All over the world, girls are raised to be make themselves likeable, to twist themselves into shapes that suit other people.Please do not twist yourself into shapes to please. Don’t do it. If someone likes that version of you, that version of you that is false and holds back, then they actually just like that twisted shape, and not you. And the world is such a gloriously multifaceted, diverse place that there are people in the world who will like you, the real you, as you are.”
Read more at MarieClaire
I believe we should be aware not of an audience of many, nor of few but an audience of ONE.
So… I’m investing my time in God & All of me, all that’s important to me & all who I am, my roles, and all who I’m not.
I’m not perfect, but I don’t have to be, to be loved by God and some how, in it all… Glorifying God in just where I’m at.
What I hope, is to truly work on things that touch the heart. I love to encourage and bring inspiration to you and I pray that I can continue to do that by staying focused and keeping my eyes on Jesus.
Being open enough to hear His whispers and feel those tugs.
I learned so much on this journey that I can’t wait to unpack it all with you.
It’s just like this project I recently undertook that didn’t go according to plan, you can say it didn’t go well.
And although I worked Hard on it…
…made some videos from it.
It didn’t come out as I had expected.
And I thought…All that hard work…For nothing. All that piecing and ironing making sure it’s put together right was all for nothing…
Then…I thought how…when we do things for God’s glory it is never in vain.
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
1 Corinthians 15:58
So…Although this project was a “dud” it wasn’t…because as you see here, even the things we think don’t matter, does, when we give it to God.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. Romans 12:12-17
You maybe asking. I ask for your prayers, I hope to blog consistently, and I hope to share genuinely and lovingly all that I can with a grace that only comes from God.
So…I hope you join me in this new chapter, in this new season of my life and I want you to know, that I’m here for you and that God is so amazingly faithful. He can even take those things, that you may think are dead and breathe new life into them.
Will you give it to him?
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'” .Ezekiel 37:4-6
See you all next week as I unfold a bit more of where I’m going and why. My inspirations, my humbling moments and my aha! Moments.
Have you ever had an Aha! Moment?