Women Making an Impact 

 

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Tonight I’m introducing Blogger Naomi  to you guys and I know that you will be encouraged by her journey of becoming a blogger and how Jesus made it all come about. This lady is a beauty inside and out and her faith is such an inspiration to me!

Hello. Thank you Kendall for featuring me today. It is fun connecting with other like minded ladies through blogging and social media.How I started blogging is really more of a journey. The journey began when I was 15 years old. I knew what I wanted to study in college and I had goals for my future. But I was overwhelmed about how everything was going to work out. I remember a beautiful comment my mom told me one day, “Naomi, We’re finite, God’s infinite. Something inside of me ignited at that moment. I told my mom about how cool it would be to use the name “finite” for something like a website someday. That was a random thought because blogging wasn’t even a thing at that time. I believe that God sees ahead and He places dreams and desires in our heart because it is a part of our destiny.

Flash-forward to my college years, I kept thinking about starting a website. I buried the idea over and over again till I had no dirt left. It wasn’t until last year that I faced reality, that though I had diminished the idea of starting a website in my head, I had been unsuccessful of getting rid of the idea in my heart. So I began with baby steps and often fearful steps. I told myself things like “there are so many bloggers” and “it’s really not going to work”. I spent a thousand moments telling myself that I shouldn’t, but I knew that it would only take one heartfelt comment on a post to tell me it was worth it all.

So January 2016 came and I was writing a post as a guest for my friend’s website. I didn’t even have my website launched but I took up my friends offer. The article was called “The Potter and The Clay”. It was a post for the New Year but really it was a story of my heart’s desire to surrender to the plan of the Potters hand, which is our heavenly father. I wrote the post to encourage others but believe me I was preaching it to myself. Even after I finished writing the post, I still closed my heart one last time on starting my own website. One more for the road right? Wrong.

I remember plopping down on the couch that same day watching a live stream youth conference. I was watching it for a few minutes. One of the very 1st words I heard from the preacher was “We’re finite, God’s infinite. Wow! I heard it loud and clear and it did not think it was a coincidence. That evening, I casually clicked on my Instagram account. I had been off of it all day. What happened? The very 1st picture that popped up on my feed was a picture of a potter and clay. It was a similar picture to the one I had used for the post I had just written. That may seem like no big deal but to me those were signs and the fuel I needed to launch my website. I officially launched finite1.com on Friday, February 5th. (That has a nice ring to it).

As a new blogger I love blogging thus far. There are so many times I have laughed at myself making rookies mistakes. I keep focused because the goal is to encourage people whether it is by something I write or a fun fashion or beauty post. I want to point them to Jesus. In closing, I want to encourage you to surrender to God’s will. You may have buried your dreams and your ideas for so long that you have forgotten about them. But God hasn’t. Trust God and ask him to show you His will and plan. Give Him your dreams and desires once again. He will show you. Step out in faith despite what you feel. Thank you for reading this post. Stay in touch. We need each other!

 

 

Necessity of Seasons 

 

I’ve played this video over and over and I tear up a little bit each time I watch it. I’ve been a fan of the Helser’s for years and their music always speaks to my heart and makes me want to go deeper with Jesus because it’s so evident that they have such a sweet intimate relationship with Him. The video above is titled “Necessity of Seasons” it’s not long at all and so worth your time especially if you’ve ever been/feel like you are in a season of barrenness. [Read more…]

Finding Beauty in the Process

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A few days ago I was sitting with God and He reminded me of the importance of a thankful heart. When things don’t go my way, more times than not I focus on that and I start missing all of the other things in my life that God has blessed me with. It can get so bad that I no longer even see Him. Many times while going through testing and trials I tend to focus more on how bad it sucks and I miss out on the process and where God is taking me through that.

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Faith in Action

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Do you ever have those days where you feel like God is no where near or those days you get so wrapped up in how you feel you lose sight of God?  Sister you are not the only one!  I have days where I feel as if I’m on top of a mountain ready to take on the world and then I have days where it’s like I’m in a pit! I definitely believe that that’s where faith comes in.  Despite how we feel and despite the negative thoughts and lies that come at us we must choose to believe what the Bible says is true. The truth is that no matter what’s going on inside of us God will never leave us nor forsake us and scripture also says that without faith it is impossible to please God.  That verse seriously convicts me every time I read it!  When it comes to faith have to remember friends that it comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.  There is nothing more encouraging to me than reading the words Jesus spoke.  His words are so powerful, so life giving, and so so intimate.  I challenge you this week to spend some time in the word building your faith, I truly believe you will be encouraged!