I’m so thrilled to post in devotions and delights after a year long struggle. February 2019 I felt the Lord leading me to start a blog. I had started blogs before but always had a challenge along the way. This time I told myself I’ll do this differently, I’ll begin with proper research. As I begin this series of rising above defeat I’ll start right here and let you in on my “blogging journey”.
Four months later I was all blog knowledged out. I could sing about starting a blog in my sleep. Then I took the stand to begin and get a website domain because from what I had read it was better to get your name registered. This was all very true and boy was I excited as I began building my website with lots of help from my expert cousin who would willingly log in and sort out things I just couldn’t understand.
This took long, and it was never “ready” in my eyes or my cousins lol. Then to think it couldn’t get any worse in December the web hosting company I was under started experiences challenges and it lead to my site being down for another five months. Yes I’m sure you’re thinking NEVER, just let it go right. Absolute defeat filled my heart. At this point I’m not earning enough income to afford a reliable hosting company get WordPress hosting so yes I felt stuck.
Stand Up “……having done all STAND” Ephesians 6:13
When you stay sitting the things that go wrong will be of your own doing
I picked myself up and realised I needed to start with what I have so in March I decided to start posting short blog quotes on all my social media pages everyday. For the first time I found myself being consistent in something and I could feel a rising.
One night as I’m nursing my little girl, I felt the Lord speak to me concerning the blog and how I was complicating everything unnecessary. It’s ok to start with a free site and upgrade later. What matters is the messages and encouragement. The messages needed to be published and the blog was the route.
I then revisted my first free site that I had begun in 2014 and worked on it as much as I could but failed to change the name of the site. I had to have the name the Lord gave so now what!
Dress Up “Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness” Ephesians 6:14
I started following brand builders instagran live lockdown series on building your personal brand and that definitely got me all dressed up to continue the blogging journey. I opened an account on medium,which was a suggestion on one of the live sessions. It’s absolutely great for free blogging with no stress of starting a website and there’s so many people you can find in your genre and learn from them. Because I still needed to have a site that had the title devotions and delights I made a decision to start again and that’s when I stumbled across Christian Website builder, total game changer,they make the steps so simple and it’s perfect for a free site. It’s true when you make up your mind to obey God He will order your steps.
Show Up “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints” Ephesians 6:18
So here we are today, there’s a site and there’s a blog and it was not complicated at all. If you are in a place were you want to revisit or begin something I encourage you to take the steps you need to take today. You have a dream, a goal, a purpose inside of you and it will come to light. You will fall, you may fail but the victory is in rising again. Learn the art of rising and you have mastered the art of success. I love to allow God to lead my life because His love covers me when I do fall. Staying in prayer is one way that helps me stay strengthened because truth be told if it was easy we would all be so successful. There are people out there that need to be impacted by you and you alone even if it’s just your immediate family, it’s time to show up for those people.
My desire is to show up for you in the best way possible as we walk this journey together while I share my devotion to the Lord and my delights in life hoping it will inspire your own devotions and delights. Let’s get the movement started!