Good Morning Everyone! I hope you are all having a blessed Sunday my friends! This is a more impulsive blog post for me than usual but I wanted to share with you guys in a little more detail what has been happening to me as I have been stepping out more in what I feel is my new Promise Land. The Lord says not to despise small beginnings and I think I can understand more fully now why He might have said this! Building something is a step by step process and some of those steps can seem quite unremarkable at times and even tedious, and so I am having to cultivate in a deeper way habits of discipline and consistency even when I may not be experiencing much outwardly to even encourage or motivate me to keep going. Of course there is the constant sense of doing something meaningful for the Lord and that is truly a reward in and of itself, but I have been discovering that the mechanics of the process involve many building block moments where I simply have to persevere and plod through!
However I hope this does not sound like complaining on my part because God has His ways of pulling back the veil on any project or endeavor and taking our breath away as He shows us some of the previously hidden progress that has been going on under the surface and these can be exciting and fulfilling moments for us! In fact, this is why I wanted to share with you guys in a more informal way on the blog today because I recently had one of these moments! The moment was connected to my being obedient to what I felt was the Lord’s prompting to start a facebook page for the Real Talk Radio podcasts. So I enlisted my tech savvy Mom’s help as I often do, and together we started finding our way through the process of creating a facebook page for my podcasts! I will spare you those somewhat tedious details, but the part I wanted to share with you is how the Lord can surprise us in unforeseen ways as we simply move out in those promptings He puts on our hearts to do. I believe this is actually even another aspect of how we can thrive in our Promise Lands or territories or whatever you might want to call them. As Mom and I moved through the set-up process it felt a bit uncertain and even chaotic at times but I suppose all pioneering and building is like this!
Okay so I am finally getting to the heart of what I wanted to share with you, as we were moving step by step through the set-up process I saw an option to form a facebook group that would be affiliated with the main Real Talk Radio page. I felt a prompt to go ahead and start a group, but I have to say it was a quiet prompt, and one that I could have easily brushed off or ignored and here is where I think that mysterious element of surprise can come in when we are listening and obeying to even the quietest of promptings in our hearts. I followed that quiet prompting and formed a group that I decided to call Real Talk Friends! I was blessed and surprised when I saw that a flood of people were joining the group! I was also confused because my official Real Talk Radio page was not getting much of a response and that might have discouraged me but then I realized that this is truly an example of the mystery of how God works! We might have a set idea in our mind about how we think something is going to work out and what it is going to look like, but if we are truly allowing the Lord to build it there is no way to predict the outcome! When I started the official Real Talk Radio page on facebook there was no preconceived idea in my mind that one of the best, and most rewarding outcomes, was going to a great and budding online community where people would be able to share and discuss those things that are on their hearts in a safe and caring environment!
I am thankful and I feel blessed that God wanted this online community to come together! I hope what I have shared here today has been a blessing to you and maybe even inspired you to not despise what you might be perceiving as your small beginnings! As we continue to be faithful in what we feel God is putting on our hearts to do, and I believe to the degree that we can go with the flow of it so to speak, we give God the room to build His ministry and we receive the amazing blessing of being a partner with Him and a vessel for His work on the earth!