This post is a follow-up from the → Anonymous Author post.
Wow I’ve been gaining followers on the Daily Aspects blog at a steady pace recently my blog was also nominated for a couple of blog awards… (I plan to make a separate page for the awards)
As the Blog author I value the little bit of readers that already have subscribed to the Daily Aspects Blog. God, has spoken to my heart for 6 months to write about His, Glory all though I have wrestled with the thought of committing time to write what God, places upon my heart… Because my other blogs where a train wreck so I had prejudged that this blog would go down the same train track… God, is a Great God, because God, kept nudging at my heart to write even though I had no hope in my self because my writing skills are limited due to a drug overdose in my teenage years before the overdose I had passion to write I even loved the art form of writing… (The Drug overdose is explained in the Anonymous Author post )
But after my near death experience from the overdose I lost the passion to write because I couldn’t spell simple words my grammar became really bad as well to this very day I can only write my name in cursive even though my wife has tried to teach me on many occasions with no luck because my mind won’t keep the memory of what she taught me… I also lost the passion to write because I didn’t know where to put periods, commas, etc, and still struggle with the correct placement…
Even though I had no hope in my writing skills God, saw potential and wanted to show me the potential as well show me that even though my senseless action in my teenage years took my passion and writing skills God, wasn’t going to let it get in the way of displaying His, Glory Through my writing let alone squash His, plans to guide me as His, vessel to spread the topics He lays upon my heart… Even though all this change was happening at what seem a fast rate I was still not convinced and put the blog on the back burner. But again God, kept nudging me to write to the point I got frustrated and said aloud write about what ? receiving NO reply from God, the next day I heard God, reply “Trust Me” I thought what Kind of answer is this…
So I went on ignoring the blog the longer I ignored Gods, conviction the Stronger the thought “Trust Me” come upon me… So I became frustrated and asked God, “Trust You With What ?” God, replied Turning Your Private Journal into a Public Journal/blog If it wasn’t for God, placing the Christian person in my path that Recommend to Start an online Journal Daily Aspects, wouldn’t be where it’s today… Believe or not God, actually had a funny way of getting me to create this blog… The blog actually started out as my private online Journal a few weeks went by and this strong conviction come upon me to make the blog public I didn’t want to because like I said before the blog was my online Journal and I didn’t want to share my private thoughts here on the net for anyone to stumble upon…
So I actually ignored the conviction I was feeling. 2 weeks went by and the conviction kept growing stronger during those 2 weeks…. One day I was watching a YouTube video and this thought came to me “Bread Crumbs” I didn’t think much about it and went on video surfing… The next day I was on Facebook and the thought “Bread Crumbs” entered my mind again but this time the thought was even stronger and again I didn’t consider much thought about it then later that day I was writing my first Journal entry titled → Forgiveness [Entry-1] and I noticed what I had written the previous day was in need of editing so I started to edit the Journal Entry again not taking much thought about the thought “Bread Crumbs” so I continued on to the point of publishing the journal entry…
A few more weeks went by then the thought “Bread Crumbs” randomly entered in my mind again but this time the thought was even stronger at this point I was pretty annoyed and confused with the Fact why the thought “Bread Crumbs” was on my mind again so at this point I gave consideration that just maybe God, was trying to tell me something so I spoke to God, with hopes that a fast answer would come… I actually became frustrated because 2 days went by with no answer to my question so at this point I figured God, wasn’t behind this “Bread Crumbs” Thought… Another month went by and the strong conviction to set the blog to public instead of private was back but this time even stronger and again I was reluctant to do so…
Later that day I was watching a Joyce Meyer‘s video and she said that we must become obedient because if we’re not then our conviction grows stronger and by ignoring God’s instructions it puts us in this dormant growth stage with God, So at this point I was unsure if God, was actually asking me to open the blog to public status so I asked God, again to please reassure me if this fits into His, plans after I got done praying I went back to surfing the net… Shortly after this the thought entered my mind “Search” okay search for what I said aloud to God, Later that night I went to bed and I said to my wife I believe God, is trying to tell me something but I don’t know what exactly…
- Her Reply: Has God, asked to do something ?
- My Reply: At this point I believe so I keep getting this conviction to set my Online Journal to public status
- Her Reply: did you ?
- My Reply:“No”
- Her Reply: So what’s troubling you tonight about it ?
- My Reply: I asked God for reassurances shortly after asking God, the thought “Search” come to mind
- Her Reply: So whats stopping you ?
- My Reply: I don’t know what I am searching for ?
- Her Reply: You need to search for clues
- My Reply: Clues what clues?
- Her Reply: It’s like Hansel and Griddle left “Bread Crumbs” to follow
- My Reply: That’s It!
- Her Reply: What ?
- My Reply: Bread Crumbs God Just answered my prayer
I thought wow my wife, never knew about the “Bread Crumb” thought that kept nagging at my mind off an on so I listen to God, Set the Blog to Public status later that Day the thought come to Mind “Search” At this point I knew what God, meant “Search For Bread Crumbs” so I did that’s when God, started to point out that my calling was right in front of me and I didn’t even realize it God, had every aspect in control including the Daily Aspect’s blog name…Because when I decided to create the Online Journal I was thinking of a name and Daily Aspects come to mind after many different names tried that were taken so I chose Daily Aspects because I wanted to document the changes in my life from a daily aspect stand point…. Another Bread Crumb I noticed was my few journal entry’s were written in a fashion for readers instead of self-reference….
The next bread crumb I noticed was the direction the blog was leaning towards and realized that Daily Aspects actually was a perfect name after I started to read my draft titles I realized I was writing posts that would invoke thought from aspects that encouraged getting to know God, on a whole new level… I started to realize at this point God, was opening doors in the background to set me up for my calling as a writer at that current time frame I didn’t know my calling yet I just knew God, was up to something…
The last bread crumb that brought it into perspective for me was the draft post weren’t about me instead when I would sit down to write I noticed that Words would start to flood my head, anyone that knows me personally would tell you that these posts on this blog didn’t come from me because I have always been disorganized with words since I took the overdose but now the wording that enters my head paints a picture…
This actually scared me so I backed off from the blog But yet God, kept calling me back to the blog Here is a previous story on that… I wrote this as a comment for someone who was struggling with the fear of writing…
I recently suffered with the fear of writing to my blog and actually let the blog sit for months, Then one day God, spoke to me to start writing I was scared to because of a lot of “What Ifs” so Ignored the conviction laid upon my heart… A few more weeks went by and I started to sense the conviction again but this time it was stronger, So I step out on a limb and started writing no traffic, no comments, no followers, so I became discouraged thinking to myself wow I am writing these post for nothing and went to bed with that thought on my mind… When I woke up I sensed God, speaking to me again to write another post but I didn’t know what to write so I just ignored the conviction later as the day pressed on the conviction grow stronger,
At this point I became frustrated and said to God what I am supposed to write about shortly after God replied “Trust Me” I thought to myself this isn’t the answer I am looking for so I went on with my daily routine, The next following day I heard God again say “Trust Me” so while I was praying I said to God, “Okay God, I will put my trust in you” 4 hours went by then it hit me these words started flowing through my head I actually became over whelmed… By the time I was done writing the post I became self indulged with waiting for traffic, comments, etc, a week went by still nothing… I started to give up on writing… I went and ran errands with my wife, and when I got back I had my first post like this meant a lot to me…. So I started to write, and as I did more and more posts became liked, at this point I let my pride get in the way and I started putting more trust in myself compared to God, and the blog took a backward direction and I gave up again, 2 weeks went by posting nothing but I had a lot of drafts… after 2 weeks went by God, spoke to me again “Trust Me” so out of obedience towards God, I decided to submit to trusting Him, ever since my Blog has flourished because of the guidance God, has given me through the Holy Spirit…
I’ve learned to not take credit for what I write for the simple fact God, guides me with the topics and wording for the posts…
So My point is Trust God, He will give you the ability to get his point across to others…
One thing I have learned through this process of change which is jumping out of your comfort zone is God, Keeps adding elements that create situations to arise where your new level of comfort zone becomes old fast and you have to move on to keep up with Gods, plans at times for such example I recently wrote about my previous addiction that threw me out of my comfort zone plus God, has placed on my heart to socially expand this blog and create a Facebook page this was also as well taking me out of my comfort zone because I am a shy person, I’ve been wrestling since December with the fact of creating a fan page but I did recently lean upon Gods, task laid upon my heart and created the page. God, is right a page will reach a higher audience instead of my personal Facebook wall where only my friends see my shares I sense God, has great plans to use this blog to reach through the internet all corners of the world. Plus the fan page also plays into the elements to reach out to mass about God,… The reason I sense this is because for the last 3 months God, has been bringing Jeremiah 29:11 and Ezekiel 37 to mind and I am starting to see His plan unfold before my very eye’s.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
I encourage you if you’re sensing a nudge from God, to grasp what ever God, is nudging at your heart to complete because He, truly can see the ability in you to get the task down and He will continue to teach you new things to further the spiritual tools as well bless you with the material needed to further the steps of your calling I guarantee you can stand on that promise from God, He will not fail you in your time of need… Remember its baby steps God, will get you where you need to be in your calling within His, perfect timing!!!
When we don’t listen to God, and refuse to follow along with his plans we block doors and miss out on certain opportunities in life such as God, may have someone in mind that He, wants to place in your path to minister to and by being rebellious the opportunity may come and go… Through my Journey with God, I have learned it’s just best to be in the background and let God, have the wheel and when God, ask for us to do something not to hesitate because the conviction keeps growing stronger. When God, says “Move” its best to listen and move with out hesitation because He, is asking in your best intrest to Glorify Him,
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