About four months ago, as I was rocking my daughter to sleep, I began to pray. I asked God, “What is my next move in life?” I was/am longing for greater things. I immediately heard his reply, “Start a blog.” I thought, “What?” I had no clue about starting a blog. Plus, I didn’t feel I was a good writer. I will comma splice or omit punctuation at any given moment. To top it off, I was not computer savvy! Evidently, I heard the wrong answer. That is not what God was saying to me.
Nevertheless, I listened… approximately two weeks later. I researched how to start a blog on the internet, prayed for direction, perused different blogs to get ideas, and I asked for help. Within three weeks, Pamela Taylor’s Truth was birthed. Unfortunately, I stalled advertising my site for about a month. I was scared. I didn’t want people to think I was crazy nor let them into my personal world. Then it hit me! God directed me to create this blog for a purpose. It was not all about me, other people need to hear about my truth – my journey. I moved forward.
Through my blog, I have experienced complete healing from Postpartum Depression, continue to become a better wife (I hope my husband feels the same way) and mother, and touched the heart of those who visit my site. Plus, my resume has expanded! And I know how to set up a blog site AND add plug-ins!!!
What has God compelled you to do? Do not let fear stop you… Move forward!!! Your obedience will help others.
I wrote the above post about three years ago, I remember being so nervous to write the truth of my life. Some of my posts were written through tears and heartache/break. I have no regrets. I continue to gain more insight of life to pass on to my readers.
I’ve been so blessed by the reception of those who come to visit my site. My heart is overwhelmed with the joy God gives me as I pour myself out to you. My last writing attracted close to 500 readers!! That is a huge milestone for me. I’m like, sheesh people are really enjoying what I have to say. Honestly, I do not think my life is all that exciting, but I realize my experiences are needed to birth words of encouragement into you and myself. 🙂 I say to myself daily and to you, “Do what God has placed in your heart to accomplish.” It may seem minuet at the moment, but it will have a greater impact in the future.
I must acknowledge my wonderful sister-in-law/real sister/friend, Nicole Nobles. She was needed not only by my brother to love him to life, but to become my editor. She rocks!!! Without her, I will have comma splices all over the place. You see, writing without flaws is not my strong point. I actually let God know, during the time that he first wanted me to start this blog, that I was not embarrassing myself before people – with my “not so great” writing skills. He ignored me and kept telling me to “WRITE!” Being the sovereign God that he is, my creator touched Nicole’s heart to assist me. See how the Almighty works, my act of obedience opened the door for something I needed to be “Great in His eyes!”
I know the first steps of obedience are liken to walking through a dark room without any windows. Trust me, the light will come. Follow God’s leading and move out in faith!
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (KJV, Hebrews 11:1)
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 (NIV, Jeremiah 29:11)