In the beginning of April 2018, I made the decision to start a blog, so my friends and family would better understand what I was going through physically and so I could gain their support from that understanding and in turn feel less unsupported.
Well, it didn’t work like I thought it would. For starters, I couldn’t get most of them to read my blog or sign up to receive emails!! The response I felt was a bit lack luster and lame.
Now what? Of course my dear parents signed up to receive emails and my best friend Michelle but I already felt supported, loved, and understood by them anyways…..just not everyone else!
One day my mama told me that my blog greatly encouraged her. She went on to say she actually loved my blog and expectantly looked forward to my posts. She began encouraging me to write, write, write and share my heart.
I started to see the bigger picture here: God wanted me to write to give hope, encouragement, and share Him with others.
It wasn’t about me anymore and making people “get” what I’m going through….it was about ministering to others who suffer and bringing glory to God!
My mission was changed.
I began to write for others and in the process I began to know a deeper healing through giving hope to them.
From the beginning, my initial intentions had been selfish and all about me but God changed my approach and gave my suffering a sense of purpose through blogging for others by sharing my hope.
And in the process, I’ve discovered my purpose, received greater healing, and formed deep forever friendships I would have never had if I didn’t have this TBI, and didn’t put one foot forward into the realm of blogging.
Only God can do this! Praise be unto Him! His plan is always perfect and He always knows what we need in order to break out of our shells and emerge as brilliant pearls with a heart’s passion for Him.
P.S. For my WordPress friends; I plan on having a blog party here soon. This will give you the opportunity to share your blog, passion and mission for blogging…..stay tuned! 😄💙🌎