Overcome the Lie- January Blog Tour
I am honored to be participating in Overcome the Lie’s January Blog Tour. When Ashley asked me to write a post about one of the lies I’ve had to overcome in my life, I was so excited. This is what I write for. To encourage and inspire women with the hope of Christ.
First of all, let me introduce you to the organization Overcome the Lie. In their own words…
We exist to empower a generation of women to overcome the lie because Jesus overcame the grave.
Our vision is to promote a culture of encouragement by providing resources and opportunity for women to walk free from the lies using the authority that Jesus has handed them.
Our hope is to raise up a company of women who will walk in wholeness and identity, declare the truth boldly and advance the Kingdom with passion and power.
I realize that a lot of my readers may not define themselves as Christians or “believers”. And that’s okay. My purpose today is not to force a religion on to you. It is completely the opposite. I believe God has placed a desire in my heart to uplift women- to build them and encourage them. Whether that looks like a recipe you found on my blog that gives you confidence to cook, or a post you found encouraging you to press on as a mother. I’ve been placed on this motherhood journey and my desire is to uplift and inspire others doing likewise.
But to get where I am today, in the capacity where I have the resources to uplift and inspire, I had to overcome a lie.
I’m not Christian enough.
I don’t read my Bible enough.
I can’t encourage people because I’m not strong enough myself.
Nobody will listen.
But none of that is true.
It is so easy to look at women in a ministry and think that they have it all together. They must really pray three times a day. They must really know their Bible. They must really have it good. The thing is, if we wait until we feel like we are in the same place, having it all together, we never will be.
I wanted to start this blog for about six months before I actually pulled the trigger. I was hesitant. I wasn’t sure if anybody would read it, let alone enjoy it and feel encouraged. I fought the lie that I wasn’t the right person to have a blog. I fought the lie that I wasn’t in the right place with God to minister to other women. But the reality is that we all start somewhere.
This has been a difficult post to write. I’ve been extremely vulnerable with you as you read this, sharing how my faith in God spurs me on past the lies that the enemy throws my way. I can not separate the calling on my life from the One who has called me, it just won’t work.
As I journey through this and continue my blog, I hope that you also feel spurred on towards what it is you feel called to do. It doesn’t have to be glamorous. It doesn’t have to be a typical “ministry”. You can be a nurse, teacher, or plumber, whatever it is- live your life worthy of its calling (Ephesians 4:1 paraphrase). I hope this encourages you to overcome whatever lie it is that you’ve been fighting.