To those that keep up with my blog, it may or may not be obvious that I haven’t posted in over a month. It’s like when I put pen to paper (in this case–fingers to keyboard) any thought or idea I had completely dissipates. It has been the most frustrating feeling, not knowing whether blogging is my niche or if it’s something I’m forcing.
Throughout this month of not producing any content, I look within for reflection and guidance. Reflecting on what I’ve learned, what I need to learn, where I want to be, and how much I’ve grown. I’ve created this illusion in my mind that pressures me to perform, which often holds me back even more. I’ve always had high expectations of myself, and if I’m not producing any work, I feel like I’m wasting precious time.
What I’m learning throughout this season of doubt, is that I need to be true to myself, and true to what my heart desires. That I need to fight the battle in my mind that tells me that my dreams will never come true, or that I’m not good enough. It’s been an ongoing process, but in the midst of it all I’m learning how to be strong mentally, and how to rise against the challenge that I’m battling alone. It’s like envisioning this big dream, and trying to take the right steps to get there. But the truth is, there isn’t a “right step” to take when you’re following your heart. It’s all about having faith in God’s plan. I’ve learned that God will silently lead the way, as our trust in Him grows further down this uncertain path. We must drown out the noise that tries to convince us to quit. If you feel that you’re taking steps, but your strides aren’t big enough; or if you feel doubt settling in, and your faith feels weakened, read below:
“My plan for your life is unfolding before you. Sometimes the road you are traveling seems blocked, or it opens up so painfully slowly that you must hold yourself back. Then, when the time is right, the way before you suddenly clears–through no effort of your own…” – Your God of Timing
- Both faith and fear demand you believe in something you cannot see. Which one do you choose?
- Your heart will always pursue what you treasure (Matt 6:20)
- “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.”
- God will ALWAYS make things happen when the time is right. (Isaiah 60:22)
Next week I’ll be posting about the feeling of uncertainty, and how to overcome it. You can keep up with my posts by subscribing by email! Click “Follow” on the side handle. Have a wonderful week!