Today I am celebrating the first anniversary of the Detangled & Free ministry! One year ago, after a lot prayer and preparation, I launched this website with high hopes that I would be able to walk alongside women, showing them that they’re not alone in their struggles with comparison and jealousy, and that there is abundant freedom to be claimed in Christ.
All glory and thanks to God, for any good thing that has come from this little corner of the Internet!
As I reflect on this past year of ministry, and all the blessings and refinement that have come, there is one single idea that I think sums it all up:
God uses humble beginnings.
And that is what I want to encourage you with today. I’m not sure when you’ll read this, but I’m writing on January 3, a time of the year where many are promising to pursue a passion that they’ve got hidden in their heart, thinking this is my year.
Whether you’re reading in January, or several months after, I want to speak to that silent dream inside your heart- the “passion project” as my friend Kat would call it, that you’re just waiting to pull the trigger on. The one that keeps you dreaming at night (and in the daytime too). The thing you might refer to as your calling- but you’re still waiting to answer the phone.
Maybe you’re afraid to start. Maybe you’re waiting to have more knowledge, better circumstances, or a few more ducks in the row…
Today I want to encourage you that God uses humble beginnings. Humble…as in imperfect, messy, totally human, a little scary, and maybe unbelievable…humble beginnings.
How can I be so sure? I’ve seen it in my own life over the last year. But if my story isn’t convincing enough, let me remind you of someone else’s beginning.
Jesus: son of God, then son of man.
He was brought into this world on the back of a donkey, by the light of a torch, in the muck and yuck of animals, to two frightened young parents with a strange story.
He had a carpenter for a dad, and a virgin making unbelievable (literally unbelievable) claims for a mom. His family was likely the subject of city gossip wherever they went.
From the earliest years of His life, He was a threat to earthly kings. He was raised in the most humbling circumstances, later to be killed in the most humiliating.
Yet His humility and humiliation are what sat Him at the right hand of God, giving Him the most glory, and granting you and I room in the eternal kingdom of Heaven.
Hallelujah for humble beginnings!
He who knew no sin, became sin. His beginning, humble. His death humiliating.
God uses humble beginnings.
So that passion in your soul, that dream in your heart… would you consider for a moment what might happen if you took the first step of your humble beginning today?
It doesn’t have to be perfect. It doesn’t have to be fully planned. It doesn’t have to be pretty. All it takes is faith- faith as small as a mustard seed in fact.
If you’re ready to take the plunge, but would like some encouragement, I’ve got 10 Tips, Truths, and Encouragements from my first year of pursuing my own passion project to help you pursue yours. Click Here To Download.
I’m rooting for you, friend. And I’m celebrating because of you.
Thank you for reading, liking, subscribing, sharing, and supporting over the last 365 days. Together we can accomplish so much more, and I know that more women are experiencing freedom and newness in Christ because of our co-laboring together.
With Love & Freedom,
Comment below what passion project you’re going to begin! I would love to pray over you and your own humble beginning!
P.S. I’m doing a quick year-end survey, and would LOVE your feedback, so that I can serve you even better this year. Here’s the link!