Hello MI Loves!
Let me start by saying THANK YOU to everyone who read my first post this past Sunday. The out pour of encouragement and well wishes I have received have far exceeded what I expected, and for that I am very grateful.
Today is the first edition of Wild Card Wednesdays, which are designated for sharing anything from motivation, something I did the previous week, something going on in my life, or anything that is on my heart to share.
I wanted to take some time to explain why I decided to make the change to Be Spiritually Bold in today’s post to help you get a better understanding of where I am coming from.
I knew that there were things that I wanted God to do in my life, but a small piece of me did not really think it could be done. What I have now realized is, I was not willing to put in the work and be intentional about what I wanted God to do. I have always believed in God and have been raised as a Christian my entire life; however, I had never really developed my own personal relationship with Him—other than going to church and reading a scripture on the Bible app every now and then.
I knew that I wanted/needed to change the way I thought about God and my relationship with Him when I was preparing to get married. I knew that I had some baggage that I needed to let go of if I ever wanted our marriage to flourish the way God intended it to.
One of the biggest pieces of baggage I had been carrying for my entire life was not knowing who my biological father was (I’ll dig into that later). For as long as I can remember, I had always suppressed these feelings and tried to act like it did not bother me to find my father—after all, I had a pretty good life. Although I have been blessed to have a father figure in my life since the age of eight, I did not feel whole and I knew that it was something I wanted to do before we got married.
Another piece of baggage I was carrying was the fact that my husband and I come from very different familial backgrounds—he is the baby of five children and his parents have been married for over 30 years. My family, on the other hand, is full of single, independent, strong minded women, who have all had divorces. No one in my immediate family has ever been married more than about five years. So of course, I felt like the chances of me having a lasting marriage were a bit slim due to my familial background.
After much reflection, I realized that everybody is different, every situation is different, and every relationship is different. I understood that I had to put my trust in God to know that He would work everything out as long as we did our part—making Him the center of our union. I knew that I did not want this baggage to create havoc for our union before we even jumped the broom so my husband and I made sure to iron out the kinks as much as possible before we said “I do” through pre-engagement and pre-marital counseling.
I say all of this to say, I am in no way where I want to be in my walk with God, because He definitely isn’t through with me yet, but I am surely further than I was. Every day is a new day and we are given another chance to get it right, so why not pick today as the day to stop making excuses for why we don’t have/live the life we wish to live and place God at the center so that He can create the life we never imagined. We all know that Faith without work is dead, so put your faith to work, and trust in God and Be Spiritually BOLD.
To all of MI loves, thank you so much for checking in with ME.
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REMEMBER MI LOVES: You are never too young or old to Be Spiritually BOLD.
In life we know that our purpose is larger than life; however, the inevitable fear clouds our vision and stops us. God placed the best things in life on the other side of fear, so confront your fears and your terrors daily!