Hi! I’m Angie and I’m starting something brand new today. God has been leading me to do this for quite a while and I am I finally doing it!
I know my profile is right here on my page, and most of you already know me, but for those who don’t, I want to tell you just a little about myself. As I said, my name is Angie, I live in a small town just south of Dallas, TX. I have been married for 25 years to the love of my life, my best friend and my high school sweetheart, Cecil. We have 3 children, who are each beginning their journey into adulthood. Our oldest has recently moved into his own apartment, our middle child will be moving away to college this coming summer, and our youngest, the only girl of the bunch, will be graduating from high school in only 3 short months. So as you can see we are a family of transitions right now. That may be just the reason God is having me start this blog. Maybe I need a new beginning.
Has God ever wanted you to do something and you knew it, but you were afraid? Well, that’s been me for the past several weeks. I’ve known He’s wanted me to start this blog. I knew exactly what He wanted me to do. Share the experiences of my life and what God has taught me as I have gone through them. Well that seems easy enough. I wasn’t exactly sure how to start a blog or where to go to start one, but I’m pretty computer and internet savvy, it couldn’t be that hard. As a matter of fact, it’s not! Actually, I’m a little on the creative side so the idea of personalizing my blog was really very fun! I did my own color scheme. I even used my own picture for the background. Very cool, huh? Then I added my picture and my profile, named it, gave it a URL, ya know the address you come to,….the link you click on,…oh nevermind. Now it was time to actually post my first blog entry. Yea!!!!????
Really? God? You expect me to follow through with this? Oh my…….. What if no one reads it? What if it’s stupid? What if I say something someone disagrees with? What if I embarrass my family? I’m too old. I’m too young. No one will respect my opinion. Believe me, I could go on and on, and on with excuses!!! I put Him off, for a while, but in the back of my mind He was always there. Reminding me, “Angie, You need to get that blog up and running. I’m waiting.” What was my problem?
Four letters F✹E✹A✹R. Yes that nasty little word that sometimes as adults we think we are immune to. FEAR. I have recently discovered I am afraid of a whole lot of things that I would prefer not to admit. However, this one I had to confront, head on and do something about it. Here was the ironic thing; I already have at least 3 blogs ready to be posted. So I sat in fear until God could show me that He has it in His control. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, not even my family (sorry honey, mom, kids). It’s not about numbers, or responses. The ONLY thing that matters is that I am doing what God has asked me to do, that I am obedient to HIM!!! He will take care of the rest!
The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
It doesn’t always mean the task at hand will be easy. What it does mean is no matter what we do, if God has asked us to do it, He is right there with us. He is our biggest cheerleader, or maybe he is carrying us through it if the task is just too difficult for us to handle by ourselves. Whatever the case, “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.”