I first heard of “Blog” when my book, ~Face of Hope: The Carol Guscott Story was being edited at the publisher. Since the book’s release date two years ago, due to my blindness and poverty I have not been able to fully utilize social media to promote my book.
My friend Lavern and I had not communicated for a long time. A few weeks ago, Lavern called me. We were catching up, when Lavern excitingly shared that her son, Gary, is an internet marketing specialist! I suddenly realized the time has come for me to get an expert to help me promote ~Face of Hope on the internet, in ways I had never able to do since the book’s release.
Gary contacted me saying, “I looked you up on the internet. You need to have fresh content on the website; you are to blog. The goal of all this blogging, Facebook and Instagram is to broaden your connections to people. We have to create a buzz again about your story.”
I have heard the word, “blog” used many times, but not fully knowing where or how to proceed writing a blog, the thought of me blogging, my heart instantly condemned me, and froze me with a paralyzing fear. Time passed, I gathered strength, and went on the internet to learn about blog.
I think we all experienced moments when a project, a problem, or a challenge felt almost impossible; too large and difficult for our capacity. We may have felt frozen by fear, paralyzed by indecision not knowing where, or how to proceed. Then we discovered, the only way to proceed, was simply, to begin, just begin. It has been said that the deed is half done, once we have made a beginning. So, we do what we can, no matter how small it seemed.
It certainly required faith, but that’s the way challenge is that seemed insurmountable, have always been overcome. Remember the Bible story of the children of Israel? After forty year of wondering in the wilderness, they faced one final obstacle before entering into the promise land, the river Jordon was overflowing its banks. The Lord parted the river allowing the Israelites to cross on dry ground, but only after showing enough faith to step into the water.
Readers: When we feel overwhelm, when the task ahead seemed to great, we may just need to start by getting our feet wet Step by step, little by little, great change will begin to happen. The Lord will begin to bless our efforts, and magnified our abilities, but we must first begin.