Exactly one year ago today, I took a deep, shaky breath and clicked “Publish.”
It was done. Out there for the whole world to read. My first blog post.
…I may have peed my pants just a little…
When God called me to start writing, it wasn’t pretty. I was terrified. There were a lot of tears and sleepless nights, knowing He was calling me to be faithful, but my ego and fear stood in the way. What would people think? Who was I, claiming to be a writer? Who did I think I was, traipsing into the blogging world without a lick of schooling? The nerve.
When I finally decided to believe in myself the way GOD believed in me- BOLDLY- I believed I was loved and equipped to deliver any message He had laid on my heart:
Faith is HARD, but we are not alone!
I was brave enough to follow through, only by His grace, and I want to celebrate His work! He has been faithful beyond what I dreamed for my little BelieveBoldy world- thank you for your support along the way!!
Here is a look back at the past year:
22,081 Visits to BelieveBoldly.com from 115 Countries
877 Facebook Likes with 11,332 people reached
450 Instagram Followers
233 Twitter Followers
#theFives started small with a handful of friends keeping each other accountable to early morning prayer. It has exceeded all expectations:
Over 365 participants in our largest session
Our first-ever Believe Boldly Retreat is planned for June.
I CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT!!
Space for 100 people to connect and renew themselves in God. Gonna be sweet.
It received over 7,000 visits on social media in one week.
I’d say being hurt by the church is not a unique experience.
I was invited to become a featured writer for the Parker County Daily Post’s lifestyles section.
Faith + News Outlet = God for the Win
I had my first printed work featured in New River Fellowship’s “It’s All Spiritual” 31-Day Devotional.
More important than all the stats and claims to “success,” is the heart change.
In myself and others.
God has shown up every single time He has asked me to step out in faith. So be Bold. Be Brave. Be You.
Don’t hesitate to follow those heart tugs when God leads you into the unknown. You never know what could be waiting.
**To celebrate our one year anniversary, we are giving away a two-for-one deal to our Believe Boldly Retreat! For a chance to win, post a pic of you and your bestie on social media, tagging them and using hashtag “CelebrateBelieveBoldly.”