It’s me again—ready to share because sharing is caring. After a long and much-needed hiatus, I’m back. And, I’m here to stay.
Why I Stopped Sharing
I’ve been in a place of private and public failures as well as quietly accomplishing a few things too personal to share online. I stopped sharing because I needed to rediscover who I am without an audience. Honestly, I’ve spent a lot of time on my knees, reading the bible and other books, and being mentored by people who had something of value to offer me.
I stopped sharing because I wasn’t in a position to communicate Christine living from a truly biblical perspective because there were a few people I needed to forgive and relationships I needed to get right. I didn’t want to be the type of writer, blogger, or Christian who writes one thing and lives another.
When Sharing Becomes Dangerous
For a Christian woman, writing about love, life, business, and relationships can be challenging when you are not reaching the milestones you set for yourself. You begin to feel like a failure and wonder if what you believe in actually works. Intellectually and spiritually you know what you believe is true, but when your life falls apart and it appears that none of the outcomes are ones you imagined or wanted, you can become bitter.
Honestly, I was getting there. Here I am writing about all of these things and encouraging others when I was sinking. My faith was low—even with knowing everything God has done for me. The sickening presence of bitterness haunted me and started to show up in my writing.
Thank God for the Holy Spirit. Thankfully, the public hasn’t seen the journal entries and blog posts left in draft mode. If I had hit send, I would have inadvertently hurt the thousands of women who read my blog because my thoughts didn’t align with the Word of God.
Why I Can’t Stop Writing
There are a few things I believe in wholeheartedly. And, two of them are Jeremiah 29:11, “’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,’” and Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Even in my “sinking”, I had some peace in knowing that purpose is part of His plans for me. However, I must seek him to know his plan so that I can put my purpose into action. There were areas in my life that had to be broken so that I could know Him and His ways.
A few days ago, I celebrated the one year anniversary of my ordination into ministry. Although I had been struggling with the idea of returning to my blog, I got some peace about it this week. This is one thing I believe about me:
I am a writer, anointed and called by God to use my words to entertain, encourage, and equip women to build, grow, and live their purpose.
More Sharing to Come
I’m committed to living my purpose. Starting now, you’ll hear from me at least once a month. And, I’ll start back posting information about books, movies, and the Christian lifestyle. However, I changed the tagline of this website from tips, tools, and information for the woman in progress to: Pray. Plan. Do. I want to help you to live your purpose. This blog will evolve to include worksheets, productivity tools, and a mastermind group so you will have the support you need to achieve success. I’m even relaunching my podcast.
Places I share:
- Instagram (main)
- Instagram (prayer journaling, planning, + productivity)
- YouTube (Be sure to follow me here. You don’t want to miss this content.)
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