Well, hello. It has been a long while since I posted on the blog. It has been quite too long. Like everyone else, I let life get in the way. I guess I am not going to say that it got in the way. But, my focus over the last 1 1/2 years has been in different places. Some good and some bad.
But today, I felt led to write this because I love the lessons that I am learning in 2023. I am a part-time perfectionist, and I would allow this to keep me from presenting content. Or, I would think that it would have to look a certain way for social media or the web.
As I have prayed and sought Godly counsel, I felt a freedom today. And, I felt that it was time to truly release the pressure from myself as a blogger/content creator.
While I enjoy creating, I began to see a lot tasks as a chore. Since I indulged in blogging nearly 5 years ago, I picked up a few things along the way. I found trainings, workshops and communities that taught topics from writing, SEO, social media strategy and more. Some things were helpful. Some things were really a waste of time, money and energy. And, oftentimes, the knowledge was overwhelming.
And, while I want the content that I create to be seen and to be a blessing to someone, I began to feel that it was not helping me to fulfill my calling and those things that I truly feel gifted in. I found myself even on yesterday, constantly questioning if God desired for me to be blogging. I felt like trying to keep up with the latest social media trend was not showing the real me. Again, I would question, does God want me getting out his message this way. Does he really want me to spend so much time in content creation and getting things optimized.
I also had a desire that the devotionals and content I create could help me to financially support my family. And, maybe one day it will. But, for now God has truly answered my prayer and gave me a job that I love.
As I continue to release the pressure and walk in this newfound freedom, I encourage you to do the same. I am not saying that those dreams and visions that God gives us will be easy to execute. They will take work, and they will take obedience. But, we can know that the success of those dreams and vision is not on us. And, success should not be measured on our standards or anybody else’s.
So, I am starting to work on our 2nd Annual Women’s Weekend. I hope to share some information about that soon. It is something that I truly enjoy, and wholeheartedly believe it will be a blessing to anyone that walks in the doors. Does it take time? Yes. Is it hard work and challenging? Sure. But, I wake up with alot of excitement about the opportunity God has given me to do it.
I have that same feeling when I’ve created various devotionals. Or, when I think about planning trips with family and friends.
So, you may see a new email or blog post from me, every once again. But I am not holding myself accountable to a strict schedule or a belief that it has to look a certain way. I pray to continually be led by the Holy Spirit.
I also want to end with this — God may have to call us away from things temporarily or even permanently. Those things that we are called away from may not be necessarily causing chaos in our life. But nevertheless, God knows best. And, when we are called away to different assignments. Know that He will still get the Glory.
Peace and Blessings,