Hello everyone! So this post is going to be a little different from the ones I’ve shared so far. It’s like a second introduction, a bit more personal and current. A little over a year ago, I started this blog after a long time of fear-based procrastination. The details of which I shared in my very first post, Just Start!, last year. And even though I did take that leap of faith, if I’m honest, it wasn’t 100%. I was still staying low for the most part and not sharing with a wider audience. Don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate my fellow wordpress bloggers who have supported me on this journey so far. All the “likes” and “follows” have not gone un-noticed. I’m thankful for each and every one of you ❤️🙏🏾. However, that’s as far as I was willing to stretch myself, at least up until now.
Last month, in October, I took a huge leap of faith and launched an official instagram page (http://instagram.com/letsbkrystalklearr), specifically for this blog, to share with a wider audience. And by divine orchestration, this was also the 1 year anniversary month of my first blog post! 🎉. I call it divine, because I didn’t plan this at all. When I launched my blog on instagram, I was concerned that I would feel too pressured to post more frequently because now more people would be watching and expecting. God clearly was aware of my hesitancy and gave me the idea to share what I already have. I published quite a few posts over the past year that I never shared outside of this platform. So, if you’ve been following me on Instagram and kept up with my featured blog posts of the week then congratulations! You’re all caught up with everything lol.
Knowing that this blog could reach family, near and far, present and past friends and associates made it terrifying for me. Most persons, that is, if we haven’t had a real conversation in the last 2 years or before, may actually be surprised and maybe not even understand because of previous perceptions they may have had of me. Outside of very close friends and family, I’m usually quiet, unassuming and not one to share very openly, even though I’ve always had A LOT of thoughts and opinions. Deep down, I knew I had a lot to share, but I never felt like it was my place or calling. Being in the background is quite comfortable. However, as I grow in my faith, God will not allow me to stay the same. He has bigger things planned that have already started and will continue to completely shatter every comfort zone.
In September, I received a Word from The Lord that He wants me to show my boldness in this season, so I knew that this was another step forward that I needed to take. He wants me to open up more and share the wisdom He has given me. So it’s in obedience that I share this with you all. It’s NOT easy but it is necessary. The few closest to me will know that these last 2 years have been both very painful and beautiful. I hope to share more with you all in the future, but in summary, God took away everything I was determined to hold on to and gave me everything I didn’t know that I needed.
God doesn’t want you to stay the way you are now for the rest of your life. Just because you’ve ‘always been that way’ is no excuse to stay that way. There’s so much potential locked up inside each of us and God loves us too much to just allow us to remain the same. He will ‘ruffle some feathers’ to get us moving. In this season, I have been very privileged to be poured into by leaders who exude excellence. It’s hard to settle and remain the same when you constantly see the beauty of excellence. When you’re surrounded by excellence, you adapt by not settling for mediocrity. Excellence requires constant evolution and evolution requires movement out of comfort zones.
Bishop T.D. Jakes said it best in his book, Crushing – God turns pressure into power: “It would seem to us that our growth would begin in places of comfort, but that’s counterproductive and backward to a Master who has died and given rise to a harvest the likes and size of which the world has never seen. To Him, our comfort is the prison that produces more cycles of stagnancy. Therefore, He disrupts our convenience and stirs up trouble to stimulate what has gone dormant.”
We all have work to do… The reason we’re still alive is because there’s more!
Love & Blessings,
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