Take the First Step in Faith

life Jun 25, 2013


Well, here goes. I’m actually scared out of my mind. But, as Jon Acuff would say, I’m going to punch fear in the face! Why am I scared? Because this is the beginning of what could be something big. This is the beginning of me, publishing my writing.  And it scares me to death!

This isn’t my first time blogging so I know what you’re thinking… You’ve done this before, why are you scared?  I’m scared because, even though I’ve blogged, it hasn’t been real. Not that I’ve ever lied. I haven’t. I’ve always been 100% honest with my readers.  But my blog was on a passion that isn’t scary. It was just fun. It was couponing, and staying healthy. Saving money with out cashing in on all of the freebies that should actually be thrown in the trash or taken off the market for that matter.  I’ve been blogging on that for about 3 years and although it is one of my passions, it isn’t my real PASSION.

My passion is and always will be helping others see and achieve their God given potential. I feel like everywhere I look, I see people sleep walking through life. Doing their day to day and not really living. This has become more and more apparent to me over the last 5 years.

Two years ago, I registered this domain, in hopes of living out that passion. But, I didn’t do anything.  I was scared. I was scared to be vulnerable and to be open. I was scared to publish my writing and my thoughts because what if people got bored, left mean comments, or said harsh things about me on social media. I was scared to publish my writing because I wanted it to be perfect.

I was listening to Jon Acuff’s, Quitter ,on audio today and heard something so profound.  Profound to me at least. And, if it’s the only thing I take away from this book, it may just save my life, or many years anyways. He said that his mom called him a procrastinating perfectionist. WOW!  That’s exactly what I am! I can’t tell you how many things I put off because I want them to be perfect! I mean, literally, 100’s of little projects that I’m waiting to start because they may not be exactly the way I want them. Then, Jon goes on to say that he’s figured out how to move past that. He said, “90% perfect and shared with the world changes more lives than 100% perfect and stuck in your head.”

Guilty. My blog was 100% perfect in my head. I have thousands of readers, the perfect theme, advertising income, and a book deal in the works… in my head! What good is that? So, I’m settling for 90% and hopefully helping others! Getting this 90% out of my head and on to paper {or your computer screen} is lifting a huge weight off of my shoulders! It’s the first step.

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

So, what’s that first step you need to take?



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