If I really be honest, when I first decided to start my blog I had no idea that it would be as successful as it has been in the first six months. When I hit publish on my very first article I had the fear that I believe most bloggers have…that no one would read it! However, to my surprise my very first blog post gave me my first twenty followers, and now six months later Woman:Redefined has over one hundred followers. Who knew that my decision to push pass the fear of failure and the unknown would turn into something so powerful! Who knew that my decision to obey the voice of God over the voice of fear would turn into hope for other women battling to overcome fear. Who knew that this bold decision would turn into inspiration for women all over the world!
I want to say thank you all so much for believing in the vision that the Lord has given me for this blog, and the continual support of it’s mission. Your support literally means EVERYTHING to me! Without your love and support this blog wouldn’t be everything that it is today, and I know without a doubt that as we continue to come together with the love and grace of God as our foundation this blog will continue to grow and be all that God intended for it to be! So once again thank you all SO MUCH for every follow, every encouraging comment, and every recommendation. It is my heart’s desire that every single time you read one of my blog posts that you’re encouraged, inspired, motivated, and most importantly that you realize just how much Jesus loves you.
As I thought about the growth of my blog and what I believe is the number one reason, other than the grace and favor of God, why it has grown beyond my expectations, all I could think about was one thing….TRANSPARENCY! I realized that what has caused women to be drawn to Woman:Redefined, above anything else, is my commitment to being transparent. I’m simply unafraid to be naked. I’m unafraid to put my flaws on display for the sake of giving someone else hope. I knew from the very beginning that I wanted Woman:Redefined to be a safe place of healing and growth for all women, and I knew that in order to establish that type of platform it was critical for me to be transparent! I knew that I had to be transparent about my past struggles with low self esteem. I knew I had to be transparent about how I used to hate myself and how I struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts. I knew I had to be transparent about how I used to be in bondage to sex and how it literally controlled my life. I knew that if I would just be willing to be transparent that it would give someone hope, that if I can overcome, so can they! How would others know that Jesus saves and delivers if we’re not willing to tell our stories of grace? How would they know that there’s life after tragedy if we’re not willing to tell our stories of how we lived through some of the most tragic moments of our lives? There’s something powerful about being unafraid to be naked! It produces freedom. It crushes shame and guilt. It delivers. It heals. It creates safety.
My encouragement for you today is this….BE UNAFRAID TO BE NAKED! Be unafraid to be vulnerable. Be unafraid to embrace your flaws. Be unafraid to face your fears. be unafraid to share your story. There’s someone waiting on you. There’s someone depending on your courage. Someone will be delivered because of your transparency.
Thank you so much for reading! I pray that it encouraged you in some way.
In honor of reaching over 100 followers I want to do something a little different. I want to do a Q&A video where I will be answering any questions that you all may have, whether it be about blogging, writing, publishing your first book, my personal testimony, marriage, God, overcoming depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, lust, or whatever it may be. If you have any questions that you would like for me to answer please feel free to leave them down below in the comment section or send me a private message. I would absolutely love to help in any way that I can!
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