Wow. This blog and first post have been months (like literally 7 months) in the making. And I must say, it feels good to be here. When I first had the idea of starting my blog, I was excited and inspired. Immediately I had visions of topics, pictures, and posts I was itching to creatively present. Then, the fear crept in. I am not talented enough. I am not qualified enough. I am not a great writer, and who really cares what I even have to say or think is cute? I had expressed myself creatively before through music, acting, and performing all my life, but somehow, this was different. This is vulnerable and I’m not acting in a play or singing as someone else in a musical—this is me. By the time I got over not being enough in my eyes, the worst thing happened: I became crippled by fear of not being enough for other people. I had nightmares of whispers behind my back in response to my blog. “Who does she think she is?” “So she seriously thinks we care what color lipstick she is currently loving?” “Is this her thinking she is some fashion expert?” “Wow she must be really into herself with all these outfit/makeup pictures.”
God tells us this again and again in the bible. Three hundred and fifty times he tells us in fact! The truth is that we all have things in our lives we are afraid of. But if we are to truly step in to our destinies, then we must decide to no longer allow fear to rule us. I have decided that I will no longer let fear rule me. I won’t listen to those voices in my head telling me all the reasons I shouldn’t. We all have something we are afraid of. Just because I am starting this blog doesn’t mean the fear is gone. I am still very much afraid it’s just that I choose to put action to a dream despite the fear. I have found the courage to follow my dream despite fear that I might not be any good at it, or worse, that you might be thinking about how stupid I am and this blog is.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
God’s word demolishes our fears. It’s an undeniable force, and it lives in each of us. As we fix our eyes on him, we see his love, and we taste his power. It helps us grow stronger—so strong, in fact, that we find every bit of strength we need to soar above and beyond any fear holding us back.
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