The last two days of March, yikes. I really don’t know where the month went nor all that was said and done. But, I will remember these last few days of March because I have truly been blessed by some real talk from some good people.
I will tell y’all, I’m not a big church go-er, nothing against going, just haven’t found a church home. But I am Christian and believe the Bible is the word of God. God always speaks to me through other people. When I have some dilemma or problem that is keeping me up at night or causing me stress or when I just need clarity, a beautiful soul comes along and gives me a good word. This happened twice in the last 3 days – unbelievable. One conversation with a long time friend, who is really more like family, who shared a good word on overcoming fear. Fear can seriously hold you hostage, but he reminded me that things will never be perfect as a matter of fact, things may be down right screwed up but just go for it anyway. I keep waiting for the right time, the right amount of money, the planets to line up, just any reason to stay in that fear mindset. There is no right time, the time is NOW. And seriously in 10 minutes, we started a business venture. What what? Yep, slapped fear in the face and did the darn thing.
Then, on Sunday I attended a brunch with some awesome bloggers in The A. The brunch spot was Local Three and it was really nice, sorta rustic, the food and service were outstanding.
OK, soooo I really didn’t want to go and all morning I kept coming up with reasons not to go, but I’m so glad I did. The energy was so positive and supportive and honest. And here again, I had been thinking about blogging and was having so much doubt about moving my blog to the next level when another good word came from blogger goddess Marie Denee at The Curvy Fashionista who said follow your purpose and walk and how she had the same doubts and fears and stepped out on faith! She was “preaching” today and it was so refreshing to hear her speak authentically. And at the end of the day, that is the bottom line, be you, be faithful, believe what God says about YOU. I felt so blessed and honored to be among these blogger friends, walking in their purpose – Cheryl our hostess, at The KaShonna Files Louida at Product Review Mom, Nadeen at The Sophislife, and last but not least Shanti at Candidly Shanti! Check these ladies out, they rock!
I’ve heard people say God doesn’t speak to them; He does but you have to be open to listening and receiving. Lord I hear and I receive!
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I love your story, Robin! And I believe He is talking to me through you right now. You have been my blessing. Thanks for making me believe that it is possible to use blogging to reach other people and meeting them face to face. I saw this pic on instagram too. I guess one of your friends posted it:-)
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Awww Nerline, you gon make cry girl! It is just funny how He works. Love how we support each other, hopefully we can meet in person!
Great post Robin! I almost didn’t go to the brunch either because I just wanted to stay home but I’m so glad I went and got to meet you as well as other bloggers. God has blessed me in so many ways and I’m blessed to have met such great people like you Robin and other blogger buddies!
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LOL, I feel better now cause I sho’ tried not to go! It was so good to meet you and glad we’re blogger buds!! Ready for the next brunch!
We stopped going to church about four years agom (we just skipped some Sundays, I got pregnant and lazy, and it turned into a four year absence) But, we recently started going again. We have been blessed by everyone telling us how much they missed us while we gone. I was a kinda of scared to go back since we had been away so long, but it still feels like home. So, I’m really thankful and feel blessed about our return.
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I love that Sonya, welcomed back with open arms! It is nice to have a good church home.
Kim of A Very Sweet Blog says
I’m so happy for you! It’s just a matter of taking that step. PRAY and have FAITH! Also BELIEVE! Those three things will get you through. What’s meant for you will always be! Always remember that 🙂
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You are so right Kim, with those 3 things you can’t lose!
Oh sweet Robin!! This spoke to such a deep place in my soul! God speaks to us. Yes He does. Every day. That dream you have. The one that scares you. That’s God calling you. So much I want to say. Too much for a comment box. Keep an eye on my blog. I think you just stirred the beginnings of a post. Just know… if you step out in obedience despite the fear – you will be rewarded.
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Yesss Beckey, I have to do my part and God will definitely do the rest. Can’t wait to read your post – I know it will uplift and inspire!
You stepped out in Faith. . .now enjoy your blessings. This was a good read and I look forward to see more and more and more. . .
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Thank you Neti, always appreciate the support!
GinaB @ Mirror Watching says
Hey Robin, this post was precious. I totally get it. The fear, no church home and God speaking through others. He is the ultimate encourager! I was great meeting you on Sunday. Stay in touch. Gina
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I enjoyed meeting you and hearing your inspiring story! Definitely keeping in touch,have a fab day!