“A comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there”
I had contemplated starting this blog for the longest time now (as with any idea that first comes to my mind) and I gave myself reasons why it wouldn’t work and the most common one was ‘what if no one reads it?’ You see I had to overcome that fear, step out of the box, and as a matter of fact not even recognize that there is a box so that I can grow. Now, the one thing I was most certain about was that I wanted to share my thoughts and most importantly my truth with people and hey what better way to this than blogging.
Interestingly, not too long ago my very good friend told me she was going to start blogging about her hair journey, hair products etc. and I encouraged her to go ahead with it, as it is such a good idea. So, she started the blog and sent me the link and I proceeded to check it out, you can too (http://growgrowinggrown.blogspot.com/). After reading her blog, might I say she’s fantastic with it, she’s helped my hair progress too (if I do say so myself). I was so impressed and quite frankly gingered (lol), I was inspired to start my own. Of course not about hair…(lol what do I know) but it really motivated me. And suddenly, it dawned on me that I needed to step up and step out. I needed to grow.
Then, I started to think (as usual)…what would my blog really be about?
Usually, a lot of people write because they are inspired by something or someone (well I’d hope so lol), it may be culture, experience, music, books or even people. Basically something should inspire you to write. To be very honest, I have never seen myself as ‘the writer’ more like the ‘thinker’ or ‘talker’ (I talk a good game lol). I do a lot of thinking and analyzing but thank God for blogs. To me it’s like talking or thinking but I’m just putting down what I’m saying or thinking to say. Back to the inspiration bit…
I get inspiration from a lot of things every day, but the most notable would be the Holy Bible. The Bible inspires me tremendously. This is a new development by the way, because initially when I wanted to start blogging, I hadn’t defined what my blog was going to be about or where I was going with it. But then through studying the Bible it started getting clearer to me. Its funny because I remember not too long ago I used to see reading the bible on my own as a chore, in fact reading in general (yeah coming from a lawyer I know but sigh…), but I did. I mean when I’m in church I’d look through the Bible or when I’m going through a daily devotional, I do open the Bible. Don’t get me wrong, I can quote a number of scriptures, most of which I didn’t know what books of the bible they are gotten from but I know the scriptures well enough (I’m sure there are many of us like that…don’t lie lol).
Forward to this New Year 2015, everything became clearer; it came upon me so strong I couldn’t resist it. I was going through a scripture randomly and I was like ‘WOAH’, you mean this is what God means when he says this? So I became really curious, what is God really trying to tell me? In order to know this, I needed to study my bible but that wasn’t even when it hit me. I went to church one faithful day this year and when the Pastor was preaching he said some things from the bible that shook me again. Then the typical ‘WOAH’ came out of my mouth. That whole day I kept thinking to myself how did this man know this? Who told him? You mean he got this from the bible? All these questions boggled my mind, so when I was home I prayed and asked God for such understanding of his word. Then almost immediately the Holy Spirit started working and I started listening to faith filled messages and I WANTED to study the bible from Genesis to Revelation (mind you I had tried before and failed lol because my mindset at the time was wrong).
Now, I really wanted to understand God and what best way to know God than through his Word…(In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the WORD was GOD – John 1:1). The next day I went to work and asked the Holy Spirit to open my mind to understand and comprehend God’s word, so I started reading (yes at work lol) and I was so mind blown at the truths I began to uncover only from the first few verses of the first chapter of Genesis. Never have I understood the impact of what God did in the creation (I hope to share them soon). I mean I was in my office and my body was shaking because of the revelation. And then I silently uttered ‘WOAH’ again HA! To cut this long story short, I have been studying the word and I love it. In fact I look forward to it everyday.
In the course of this, it became even clearer that ‘yes, this is what you will blog about’-The TRUTH (Gods word). When I’m on twitter or I have discussions with people, I realize that a lot of people have the wrong idea or have been told the wrong things about Gods word (I mean we all have). Plus, I know sometimes we find ourselves in situations that seem so tough and we don’t know the way out but in this journey of discovery of truth, we will find out that we are not alone in this, we all go through the same things but the greater news is that there’s always a true way out of it.
I needed a name that will encapsulate this blog in its entirety and thetruthapp is so perfect, perfect doesn’t even begin to describe (lol). Amusingly, I came up with the name with my very good friend (aka my soon to be husband…no I’m not yet engaged). After going through a series of options (crazy crazy funny options) we landed on this and it settled within.
Something important I’d love to share is that God’s word is True, as a matter of fact THE TRUTH. The word Truth originates from an old English word ‘trīewth, trēowth which means ‘faithfulness and constancy’. God’s word is faithful and constant, which also means it is believable and trustworthy. If God is his word that means He is believable and trustworthy. In other words, He is dependable! Thetruthapp actually means what it says; it is a blog about truth and our search for truth. It is basically a blog that discusses and shares the word of God (truth) and explains how we can apply it to the situations we face as Christians and believers of his word, since as explained above, we can be ‘believe’ it and ‘trust’ it. ). So thetruthapp is one of Gods messenger angels, carrying out our heavenly fathers business of delivering truth to as many souls as possible and teaching us practical ways of applying them to our lives.
It is a fun fact but true one that everything we go through in life, or have doubts about has a truth to it in Gods word, we just need to discover it. So, I’m excited to begin this journey in search for the truth with you all and I’m certain we will influence our world positively. More importantly, we will grow together and what’s more amazing than that? Amen! Oh and by the way, I know I’ve used the word truth more times than I can count but I’m sure we get the drift. Hahaha!
So this is me, stepping out (yaaay) and I must admit it feels totally awesome. I mean I’ve made progress and that’s a good feeling. Now there’s room for growth and I am not scared of it (baby leaps not steps lool). I also hope I’ve been able to inspire someone to go out there, step up and step out to do that thing you’ve been holding on from doing or procrastinating (I mean coming from the former CEO of Procrastinating enterprise). So what are you afraid of? You definitely will not lose; I mean you can’t WIN if you don’t PLAY.
Please, feel free to ask any questions or give me feedback on any post, or if there are any topics you want us to discuss, feel free to drop me an email and I will definitely look through it and try my best to discuss it. Also remember, we are all learning, so please BE KIND because life’s more beautiful when we are kind to one another (cheesy?).
Like I said, for any confusion, doubt, questions, uncertainties, there’s the truthapp for that!
Welcome to the Truthapp!