Sunday, May 31, 2020
Do it afraid!
For the longest time, I have felt the nudge to begin creating process videos. I have had many people request them and many friends and family encourage me to begin making them. Although I had the desire to inspire and teach people the art of scrapbooking and story telling, I lacked the confidence.
During this pandemic/quarantine I have felt God nudging me more and more to stop being a consumer and to become a producer. I love watching other people create! It is relaxing and inspiring. However, it was not fulfilling me. I knew God wanted me to help others, not just watch others.
While studying my Bible one moring, I came across the parable of the talents given to the servants. (Matthew 25:14–30) The master expected the servants to use the talents he had given them to increase. In short, the servant who was afraid to use the talent given to him, the master took it away and gave it to the servant with the most talents. He even called the servant wicked and lazy. The servants excuse that he was afraid, didn't impress or change the masters mind. I decided right then and there, I don't want to be that servant. God has a purpose for each of us and has given each of us gifts and talents. He expects us to use them. Fear is no excuse for a child of God.
Long story short, this layout and process video is an act of obedience. I was nervous. I was scared to put myself out there. I don't like the way my voice sounds. I could go on and on with all the lies the enemy tried to feed me, before I hit that submit button. However, I did it anyway. I know God is proud of me and expects me to keep on going. So, I will.
I hope that this encourages you and inspires you to use your talents. Do it even when you are afraid. God is for you and has a purpose for you. <3
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