Monday, May 27, 2013

What I'm really doing here

Announcing on your blog that you aren't very "computer savvy" (as my mom lovingly calls it) is probably similar to the looks I often get when I show up to a sporting event (except I don't show up often). Looks and stares flood my direction as people wonder-and most often ask-
what in the world are you doing here?

Sometimes I ask myself that question about being in this wonderful little blogging world.

what in the world are you doing here? you have no idea what you'e doing.

My computer knowledge is basic at best. I much prefer cutting with a pair of pink scissors than cropping and resizing on the computer. When I want something to look differently in real life when I'm creating something...well I just make it differently. Not so in this land. There are proportions and distortions to consider and more jargon than there are letters in the alphabet. (No proof of that yet but I'm willing to bet on it.) I have been raised around computers my entire life, but it's just not my area of expertise.

But you see, I feel led to be here. I feel a calling to minister to you-yes you. God placed a desire in my heart to help people. It's all I've ever really been sure of when asked the question what I wanted to be when I grow up. When I graduated from high school and all of my loving and well-intentioned friends and fellow church members asked me what I wanted to do next I would often smile brightly and say, well I really just want to help people! They always had a blank stare as they waited for me to explain what that would look like in my life. The explanation never came though.

But in bits and pieces it did actually. In my early college years when my naive heart wanted to run from the youth group that I had been raised in the past 6 years (I was too old and cool you know), God told me to stay and help raise up the next generation. So I did. A few years later He told me to visit high schools and mentor troubled teenage girls. So I did. Somehow I thought the desire to help other people would come with a clear road map of what that would mean. I never got that map. I was never good with directions or a gps either. But looking back, He has still led me to some really amazing places with no warning or planning at all. He simply doesn't need my planning.
But I do. But I would like it sometimes.

So when He called me to start this blog I thought it would simply be for me at first. It would be for me to write out our story in the way of just simple days and moments. But that wasn't what He was calling me to do with this at all. He was calling me to encourage other women like me, or completely different from me. He was calling me to point to Him in all that I do and to use my voice to share His love and the way He changed me and saved me not only from an eternity without Him but from myself as well. To share the desire He has given me for leading Godly lives and Godly marriages and families and how difficult that really is to live out day by day. How we really need each other's support, encouragement, prayers, and ideas if we're ever going to really do this thing called Godly living. So I come here to this little page and I try to do just that. No matter how inadequate I feel. Or how many times I stay up until 3 am trying to figure out how to do something on this thing that takes most people minutes. Or how many days I feel as if I'm talking to an empty room. I'm here because God has called me to be. No planning or prerequesite required.

For the One who calls me is faithful, and HE will do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:24)


Linking up with these lovelies
http://aproverbs31wife.com/matrimonial-monday-37/
http://www.coveredingrace.com/
http://momstheword--livingforhim.blogspot.com/
http://bestlifemistake.blogspot.com/2013/05/mommy-monday-week-7.html
http://www.happywivesclub.com/the-one-thing-every-couple-must-know/
http://joleneengle.com/5-steps-to-an-awesome-marriage/

16 comments:

  1. HI, returning the follow on fb. Thanks for visiting www.callmepmc.com ~ Paula

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  2. I feel the same way. But with God, nothing is impossible!
    Janine@mylampisfull

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    1. Glad to know I'm not alone! So grateful He makes the impossible possible!

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  3. I love your blog :) follow me and I'll follow you

    kiss


    http://lemonchicbeautyfashion.blogspot.it/

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  4. Hey girl! I'm glad you're here and bloggy..I can just tell you have a lot of great things to share!!

    If you ever need some bloggy help..let me know! I won't mind giving ya some help with whatever you need!!

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    1. Abigail, you are an example of one of my favorite things about this whole new world that feels way over my head. Meeting the sweetest people you'd never have the chance to meet otherwise! Thanks sweet girl!

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  5. What a lovely post! All we have to do is to be open to letting Him use us and work in us. Much easier and more fruitful than trying to do the work ourselves, right?

    Everything I learned about blogging I learned from others. Most bloggers are eager and willing to impart what they've learned to help another blogger.

    For example, do you know how to put a link in a word? SO that instead of putting the whole "http" html stuff like you have above, you can just write whatever words you want (such as the blog's name) and then attach the html code to it.

    The benefit to that is that you can put links to your old blog posts. And you can say "click here" or "my post on blogging" and then they just click on the link and they don't see all that "http" stuff.

    Am I making any sense here? Please don't feel like I'm being critical of how you linked. I am not, my friend. I'm just asking if you know the other way and offering to help tell you how if you don't know.

    So if you don't know how to link to a word and you WANT to know, let me know. It saves space since you can link to just one word and all the http URL code is invisible. So you save room!

    Thanks for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday" today! :)

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    1. No criticism taken!! I would love and appreciate the help! I've been so blessed by wonderful people like yourself that know what you're doing and allow God to work through you to show me how! I'd love to know how to put a link in a word! Thank you1

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  6. If you do what He assigns, He will make sure you have everything you need to succeed. Congratulations for taking the leap...and continue to make it every day.

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  7. I know exactly what you mean. A little over a year ago, I knew nothing about blogging. But here I am today, with a lot of blogging knowledge under my belt and a mission that God has clearly given me. When God calls you, he will give you what you need to continue on.

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    1. I absolutely agree and am so grateful for it!

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