I can recall thinking about all that God had placed on my heart to do. I would often ask myself: "What's stopping you from walking out the vision that God has given you?" I began thinking about the excuses of me being in school and working full time, I simply thought I didn't have the time to do it all. But that was the thing, God wasn't asking me to do it all at once. And He definitely wasn't asking that I do it all on my own. I've learned that as long as I take one step forward, I will be given more on my way.
At the beginning of this year, I made up my mind to say, "yes" and to start walking this vision out. I experienced an inner peace about encouraging women to love themselves---this peace came with a gentle nudge. I began thinking about my past and how God would use it to show women in this world that they are not alone. The interesting thing about creating this blog is that the more steps I took towards accomplishing this goal, the more I began to have a heart for it. I thought about the positive impact that I would make just by submitting to the plan of God and saying: "Yes Lord, I will do what you have called me to do."
Believe it or not, God has a plan and purpose for you too. Truth is, it doesn't matter where you are in your walk of life. Whether you know God or not, you are called to be a world changer! The very mere fact that you are on this Earth confirms that you were created for something specific. Don't talk yourself out of using the natural gifts and abilities that God has given you. Instead I encourage you to say, "yes."
I believe our minds can become so busy with the things around us that we can miss what God wants to do through us. I personally made it a priority to spend time with God through prayer and studying His word. It allows me to focus my attention solely on Him. One of the many things that I realized is that someone that I may not even know could be relying on the word of encouragement that God has given me for them. I, personally, don't want to get in the way of God's plans. So instead I say, "yes!" Yes to His plans and yes to making a difference in the world around me. Will you join me? ❤
Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.