It’s Emma here! What an exciting day – GIRL GOT FAITH IS 2 YEARS OLD!
Mannnn time has flown by! This year has been absolutely incredible and I just wanted to take a moment to say that I am so so so grateful to every single one of you for reading, sharing, and loving Girl Got Faith.
As it’s a special day, I thought I’d let you in on a little secret of mine…
I’m a bit of a quitter.
I start stuff all the time and then give up. I struggle to stick to bible reading plans, fitness regimes, any kind of course, even tv series’ I usually give up half way through! And there have actually been quite a lot of times this past 2 years that I’ve felt like giving up on Girl Got Faith. Not because I don’t love it, but because it’s hard!
But every single time one of those little doubts has popped in to my head, just at the right moment one of you have sent a message telling me what an impact Girl Got Faith is having on your life. It is because of you obedient encouragers that Girl Got Faith still exists!
One of the reasons I would feel like giving up is because I tell myself someone else could do it better. I am always overwhelmed that God has entrusted me with the idea and vision of Girl Got Faith, but there are times when I think maybe He made a mistake, maybe someone else with more experience, more creativity, more organisation and more determination was meant to be doing it.
I guess there are times when I just don’t feel good enough.
I wonder if there are things in your life that you don’t feel ‘good enough’ for?
Sometimes we think ‘Ah if they knew who I really am, or the things I did, they would never accept me!’ so we play it safe with life. We want to be real but not ‘too real’ and we never step out tooooo boldly, incase of an almighty fall that we can’t recover from.
But I tell you, God already knows EVERYTHING about you, He’s already accepted you, and despite all of your shortcomings, He has called you to greatness! You are a daughter of the Most High King. Your life was never meant to be mediocre or safe, but was intended for incredible purposes.
Do you believe that?
Whenever I get the feeling that I’m not good enough I remind myself of one of my favourite ever quotes by a man called Theodore Roosevelt. He said:
“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure…than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
It reminds me that we are all imperfect and will fail from time to time. Maybe we’ll make some silly decisions along the way.
But what’s important is that we keep on trying, keep on daring to do mighty things, and continually run to God to discover who were created to be.
I don’t want to wait to feel ‘good enough’, or wait to be perfect enough, because before I know it I’ll be looking back on my life and wondering how I let the opportunity of an incredible life adventure pass me by.
I want to make a promise to you today, on our 2nd birthday, that I won’t let this adventure pass me by, I promise to never ever give up on the vision God has entrusted to me for Girl Got Faith.
But I want something in return…
I want you to promise me that for this next year you won’t give up either. You won’t give up on that friendship, you won’t give up on your studies, you won’t give up on your dreams, and you wont give up on God.
Do we have a deal?
Let’s be a generation of girls that stand strong, in our purposes and in our morals. Yes, life will get hard. Sometimes it might even feel impossible, but there will always be a way that it will get better. We just need to keep on moving, one step at a time. I truly believe we will be a generation of girls that makes their God-Dreams a reality like no time ever before!
Let’s go get it girls, we are all in this together.
All my love,