Writing is my passion. Encouraging and uplifting women…my passion. Put the two together and now my passion is working towards my purpose.
When we first started this blog, I looked at it more so like a group project, something fun to do with my girls collectively. As months passed I found that my excitement and interest peaked and I couldn’t wait to develop more material. Open up and be transparent if you will, allowing my story to encourage the hearts of others. Now here we are a year later and that passion is even deeper and more heart felt. This feels like home for me. Day in and out I’m looking for real life situations that I can share with our readers that has purpose behind it. Gone are the days of just writing something to check my blog post off of my to do list. Now is the time to choose my words carefully, ask the Lord to reveal something new through me, making my posts more like ministry. My prayer is that I can reach just one person with each post. I may never talk to or meet that person, but to know that I helped someone in an area they struggle in or encouraged someone’s heart right when they needed something to uplift their spirits, it makes it all worth while. Once I hit the publish button it is out of my hands. I’ve released that which the Lord placed on my heart and at that point He takes control and does the rest.
I have the desire for this platform to do so much! Come on…4 women working together and it be effective? Man the impact that we can make. As much drama as women keep (generally speaking), especially in a group, but we can come together pushing a positive message all while drawing women closer to Christ just from a few shared words per week. I know that we all have so much to share, but we have to reach deep down to pull the words out to make it all worth while. There has to be passion behind our words, and as the quote says, we have to first be interested and then remain interested in the core reason that we started the blog in the first place. Four different women, four different or unique stories, all serving the same purpose…to encourage our fellow girlfriends. And I apologize if I come off as frustrated, but when you are truly passionate about something and its not going in the direction you would like, that tends to happen.There is more work to be done. So much more to tell. Women deal with so much on a daily basis and this could be a much needed outlet for them. But not only for them, for us as well. This has become somewhat of a source of therapy for me. Its making me face my fears as well as showing me my strengths, weaknesses and my continued growth. When I look back on old posts and see how far I have really come, how the Lord carried me through so many different situations, it truly amazes me. I think I shocked myself at how transparent I am at times, but its needed. Real recognizes real and at this point I don’t really care anymore. Why? Because its my passion, no excuse me its my purpose, and I love the fact that my insecurities, my down falls, my hiccups and mistakes can save someone else from going down the same path all while showing them how I got through it all!
So what’s your passion? What drives you? What stays on your mind constantly and you aren’t satisfied until the job is done? I encourage you to pin point that thing and then work it! Not only for your good, but for the good of others! Allow the Lord to lead and develop you in that passion so much so that you now turn that passion into purpose. Its such a beautiful thing and after all that’s why are are all still here on this earth…to fulfill our God-given purpose.
For it is [not your strength, but it is] [a]God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure. – Philippians 2:13 AMP
Peace & Blessings,