This post is written to link with Five Minute Friday: write for five minutes on a one-word prompt. The prompt today is “right.”
When I started blogging five years ago tomorrow, I had no idea what I was doing. It just felt like the right thing to do.
I had been sensing the call to write for a while, but I had no idea where to start. I didn’t know if I’d be good enough or if anyone would want to read my words. My knowledge was very limited.
But I stepped out in faith and got going, and I’m sure it was the right decision.
I’ve learned so much, I’ve made some wonderful new friends, I’ve grown in faith, and I’ve had some opportunities to share my writing that I’d never have dreamed of five years ago.
Five Minute Friday has been such a key part of that journey. It has kept me writing almost every week, and the community here never fails to inspire and encourage me, so thank you to all of you who are part of it whether you’ve been involved far longer than me or joined in more recently!
To be honest, I’m still not sure where my writing is going. I have no master plan for the next five years. I’m learning to take it one step at a time, to try to follow where God leads, to commit to doing the next right thing without knowing where the path will lead.
I love how Emily Freeman describes it in her book, “The Next Right Thing”:
“God often gives a faint vision of things before they ever come to be. It’s not a full form, more of a shadow, not focused or clear. It doesn’t come with steps or money or sure things, but it does come with hope. And hope is what keeps you going in the fog.”
Thank you for journeying with me!
This post is part of a mini series celebrating five years of blogging here. Read yesterday’s post to discover the book that inspired me to get started, and come back tomorrow if you’d like to read some more.