There is so much about me that I could write, but first and foremost the most important thing anyone should know is that I Love God. After being part of a small group hosted my cousin on the book Fervent by Priscilla Shier, I felt the Holy Spirit tell me it was time to be obedient and to BOLDLY speak against the spirit of fear and allow God to use me.
I love to write and have gone back and forth with the idea of starting a personal blog for a while now. During this study, God revealed to me that it was time to stop letting fear run my life and time to listen to the still small voice that has been speaking to my spirit for so long. A fire ignited within me and I spent days thinking and compiling lists of potential blog names that represented who I am and also what I desired to share with my readers. I wanted this blog to encourage others and also help keep me accountable and encouraged as well.
Every time I thought I had the perfect name I found that the domain was either taken or the next day I changed my mind. I even went as far as to request ideas from a very close friend and also from my daughter. Fear kept trying to move in speaking lies by telling me I had nothing to say that could help others, that my past made me unqualified to be an encourager, and that my words would be rejected by others. Despite these feelings of inadequacy that were trying to control my mind, I know fear is not from God, so I stood still and waited for God to lead me.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Then, one morning as I was driving to work the name “Made Piece by Piece” came to mind. I felt the Holy Spirit speak and remind me that I need to slow down and take the start of my blog one piece at a time. That was exactly what I needed because I make everything bigger than it really is.
Life is like a puzzle. We are all important pieces of something bigger than ourselves. Every little life experience has purpose to develop our character and to help others. I pray that you will be encouraged and enjoy reading what God puts in my heart to share as I begin to travel on my journey of being Made Piece by Piece.
4 thoughts on “The Start”
I like the top image of your blog.
Thank you Carlos. It shows just how important one piece is!
I love your blog’s name! As a Christian lifestyle blogger, I often feel unqualified to write devotionals, or anything for that matter. Fear is such a real thing the devil tries so hard to use against God’s Kingdom, but I love that you’re stepping out boldly in faith! Keep it up! I’ll be following. 🙂
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Thank you so much. Fear is something we all battle with especially when our hearts are called to encourage others. I find it so amazing that God calls the unqualified! All he seeks is for us to be willing to be use by him. I love your blog as well. It is very inspiring and a reminder that we must seek to renew our faith daily. Thank you for following my journey. ❤️
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