Hello blogging universe.

Bowl O Self EsteemMy psychiatrist told me I should start a blog, due to my ‘eloquence and phenomenal gift to word the lessons you have learned, to inspire, and to empathize’.

That’s what I decided I am going to do.

It’s hard for me to know where to begin. I feel as if I’m expected to be perfect on the spot with my blog, but that’s the thing: I’m learning to find beauty in my imperfection. I’m learning to find worth in my flaws. And I aim to provide hope for the hopeless who run across my ramblings.

I guess I should share a few things about me.

Recently God has shown me through many people in my life how to put my trust in Him. I am learning to let go of my pride, to let go of the fear of having to be in control. For me to listen to that still small voice of Him whispering to me, through the shouts and screams and yells of Satan. To discern the truth from the lies.

So I encourage anyone who reads this to understand that the spiritual realm is in the midst of the physical. It is present, it is here, and we are in it. The spiritual realm has a battle going on inside of it, the battle between Christ and the Enemy. The Enemy will do anything he can to deceive us, to ‘steal, kill, and destroy,’ as I am sure many of you have heard quoted before.

The Enemy screams. He shouts. He yells anything he can at us, anything that will separate us from the Lord, to stop us in our tracks. He wants us to believe that we are failures, he wants us to mistake the false for the truth. He puts it there, and we get this illusion in our minds that there is a dead-end. That dead-end, that one way to hell, depression, and worthlessness, is a fake; it is there to stop us from fulfilling His (God’s) plan for us.

The ONLY way I get out of those beliefs, the feelings of being ugly, undesirable, fat, annoying, without value, not being beautiful, or precious, (which are all Not of God. It is important to understand this. EVERYTHING, EVERY THOUGHT, IS EITHER OF GOD OR OF SATAN! Do you think God would tell you your legs are fat, or that you are irritating, or worthless?) is to seek the Lord. To give up your grip on control, your grips of pride, to give up the hurt people have caused you, to understand that every trial is a blessing within a curse, a lesson He has allowed that is necessary for growth. To give it ALL to the Lord, is the only way to set us free.

It’s not easy, and it does not mean that I won’t slip. That is human nature, the result of the Fall. But I know that I am tired of these chains. I want to be free.

Food is my passion, but I have yet to create a something actually original, my own. I love keeping updated on my favorite food blogs, a few are: Ashley from Edible Perspective, Angela of Oh She Glows, Andrea of Dishing Up The Dirt, Emily from Holistic Squid, and Lauren from Food Renegade.

I suffer from cystic acne, but usually have clear skin due to many holistic supplements, knowledge of health, and a gluten and dairy free diet with practically 95% no processed foods. I also suffer from bad body-image, but don’t we all?

I, as so MUCH of the population out there, have had insecurity issues. *GASP* SO surprising.

I am a big fan of Cambria Joy’s YouTube channel, (Cambria Joy and breelovesvlogs) she is inspirational to me and I can relate to her a lot. She has such a beautiful soul, and she speaks with knowledge that is so down to earth, I am certain God has gifted her. She is an influence in me starting this blog as well, she has helped me to realize that I am not alone, and that there is hope. Hope being Elohim, the Creator, the Lord, God.

I pretty much love the internet, but I do want to focus on friends, fitness (for health), and most importantly, my relationship with the Lord. School can be thrown in there somewhere, but eh, I’m already three years ahead, no need to rush that. *cough*over-achiever*cough* 😉

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2 thoughts on “Hello blogging universe.

  1. I’m responding to your comment on my post from the Community Pool, because (for some reason) I couldn’t respond to you there.

    First off, thanks for the positive and encouraging feedback. And I know what you mean. Most of the time we’re in our own little comfy, safe world and we don’t think about what’s going on in the lives of others. It’s a good thing to be aware of what’s going on, but also not to worry about it (as difficult as that can be) because, like you said, God is in control of what happens. Comforting, isn’t it?

    I like what you’re doing with your blog. (And may I also say I LOVE your first post. I find myself forgetting just how great a battle I am in – I am fighting the devil. I am fighting on God’s side! I want to yell what is shouted in Judges 7:20: “…’A sword for the LORD!'”)
    Anyway, back to your blog. 😉 I feel like your theme could have more color to it. I know you said you’d like to get premium, but I just have basic (or whatever you get when you don’t pay), and there are lots of options. There are countless themes to choose from. I’m using Big Brother, and you can see the colors on it. If you don’t know how to get to themes, lemme know. I’d be more than happy to show you how. 🙂

    Also, I’d recommend adding a Follow widget that allows people who aren’t on WordPress to follow you via email. 🙂 You can get more followers that way, assuming people come across your blog and want to follow it but aren’t signed up on WordPress. Widgets are fun, but too many can simply clutter your blog, personally.

    If you want more activity on your blog (and I’m sure you do), post your blog on the Community Pool. There’s a new one every Monday at 9:00am. The closer to 9:00am that you post a message asking people to visit your blog (with the link to your blog), the more activity you’ll get. 🙂 People are more likely to visit your blog if you offer to visit theirs in return.

    Again, if you need help with anything, PLEASE don’t hesitate for a moment – ask me. I’ll be more than happy to help (if I can.) I’ve been blogging for about five months now.

    Always remember Whose you are!

    Acts 20:24 “But my life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about God’s wonderful kindness and love.”

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