My very first post. So, you might be asking yourself, "Why is this girl writing a blog?" I, too, am asking myself the same question. Me and God have had several conversations regarding the blog, they go something like this:

God: I want you to start a blog
Me: Um, no thanks.
God: I wasn't kidding
Me: Seriously? What am I going to write about? Who in the world is going to read it? Why me?? I'm not even sure I know how to work a blog. More importantly, I'm not even sure that last sentence made sense.
God: Don't worry, I've got that all figured out.

So, here I am. I started a blog. And here you are reading it; I am truly amazed.

This morning before work, I sat at my desk in my room, drinking my much-needed cup of coffee and was contemplating my first blog post. Even though the blog was ready, I was still feeling nervous about posting. Why? because I (along with the rest of the world) do not like rejection. And posting something with the possibility of no one reading it, or worse, reading it and being uninterested, sets me up for potential rejection. No me gusta.

But, alas, God is good. And he encourages me. Yesterday, he led me to Exodus 3:11

"But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?”

Granted, God is not asking me to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, but he is asking me to do something I'm scared to do. Something that I feel like I'm not qualified to do. It would be easy for me to just ignore God's urgings- I mean, no one else would really know, right? But here's the problem: I keep telling God I want to do big things for him. If I want to do some big things, I better start with the small and listen to his voice, even when I can't understand why he's telling me to do certain things (i.e. start a blog). It's comforting to know that Moses, who was clearly an amazing, godly man even had some doubts in his capabilities.
That was yesterday. This morning, of course, God was still good.  I was questioning whether or not this was really of god. I mean, perhaps I had manifested this whole blog idea on my own and therefore was not required to go through with it. It's like I could hear God saying "yeah, nice try linds," when he lead me through past pages of my journal. I came to this:


"I need to start a blog. God keeps putting on my heart." 
(August 17th)



I'm very new to this whole blog thing, so we'll see how it goes. It'll be an adventure to stay the least. And even if it's not great, at least you can entertain yourself by making fun of me, right?!

I'll post as frequently as I feel led and will mostly be discussing what God is putting on my heart, whatever that may be. If you're interested, you can "follow me" (see the link to the right) so you can be notified when something is posted. and feel free to comment as well.

If you're reading this, it's not by accident. That part where God told me "I've got that all figured out"- he was referring to you.


****CORRECTION: so... apparently I AM really new the blogging thing and i was incorrect is saying that when you follow me that means you're notified of new posts. boo. BUT you should follow me anyway because it makes me happy :) AND i added a button at the top for ways you can subscribe to posts and comments, or you can just check back regularly.  yay!

10 comments

  1. Nikalicious on September 30, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    I am so excited that you have finally started. I know you are excited and nervous, but you will do amazing. You are such a wonderful writer and have so much love in your heart, it will be an absolutely amazing blog. You are so talented and I'm so very proud of you. God was right, if there is anything you should be doing, it's writing. Love you my LindsB!

     
  2. Chelsea Perkins on September 30, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    He was referring to me! My mom and I just had this conversation literally an hour ago: "Just take little steps and trust that God is in charge of the outcome." For me it is just for trying to get a job in this place that makes custom messanger bags as a seamstress. "But I don't have enough experience!" I said, but I know that God led me there for a reason, so I'm going in with some of my work, and we'll see! Keep up the blog, I can't wait to read it:)

     
  3. i'm lindsey on September 30, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    nikki. oh how i love you :) you are amazing

    chelsea. thanks so much for reading.following.commenting. you're the best. good luck on the job. i think most of us are FAR more talented than we give ourselves credit for. And from the few glimpses i have seen, you are AMAZINGLY talented. let me know how it goes!!

     
  4. Brandon on September 30, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    You never fail to impress me. You have sooooo many talents! I'm happy you started and am looking forward to reading the rest. I love you!!

     
  5. gracemejin on September 30, 2009 at 4:23 PM

    welcome to the blogosphere. your first blog spot is so sweeeeeeet :) can't wait to hear more of your thoughts.

     
  6. i'm lindsey on September 30, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    boyfriend. i love YOU. you're the best :)

    thanks for the warm welcome grace. you're inspiring.

     
  7. snickell on October 4, 2009 at 8:13 AM

    Hey Lindsey, Your dad passed ent the link to your blog. Looks like it's going to be fun. We'll be reading. God bless! Scott Nickell

     
  8. Daivd B. on October 4, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    Hi Lindsey I just finished reading your blog and I am so happy for you. I cant wait to see you hopefully this next summer. I cant wait for your next post.

     
  9. shirley girl on October 5, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    very beautiful....you know this is kinda the bible study we tried to do over the phone that didn't work so well.....

     
  10. sociopathic destructobot on October 13, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    hello hello hello & salutations dearest lindsey. I thoroughly enjoyed your first expedition into the world-wide interblag. Personal wordsmithy-ing aside, I can see that God is behind you in this, and I think He'll do great things through you.....
    love, Jawsh

     


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