Thanks be to God in all of this.
You know, when I started and had less 12 followers, I didn’t know how God would use my writing. I had always known that He called me to reach believers, and I believed writing was something He wanted me to use. Throughout the years, I started to learn that God had not only equipped me in writing poetry, but that He could guide me and teach me on how to write in other ways.
Inside Cup has been a learning experience.
Since reaching 1,000 followers last year, I’ve realized times I should have stepped back. Sometimes in relating to when I should respond, or taking more time to write a post I’m emotionally attached to. In these cases, I will either write the piece and not post it until I am not emotionally involved, or just jot down the idea to write on when I have a clearer mindset.
God let me advance in the blog and He let me decline to teach me the lessons I needed. He has helped me not care as much about what people think when it comes to scripture. That being said He has also helped me listen to what people are saying.
In reaching this milestone, I’ve had some experiences I didn’t at 1,000 followers, and I praise God that He, in His infinite power, delayed those experiences for me until now. Those experiences were more negative and definitely traps used by the enemy. It would be very easy to want to retaliate in my flesh, or even feel like backing down on the difficult topics, however, God is my strength. He helps me walk forward.
He rebukes me when I deserve it.
He is most loving in all ways.
I have been confirmed many times by you, the readers, that He is being heard on this blog. His truth is being shared. He is glorified, and He is speaking to you, meeting you where you are, and giving you what you need to hear. I’m beyond grateful He is using me and I’m thankful He has used you, too, to speak to me, to encourage, to edify, and to grow with.
Thank you all so much for being part of my community, for giving Him the glory.
I hope to continue to grow with you all and to not back down. Christ is my strength, has been my strength, and will continue to be my strength. I pray He’s yours, too!
To Him be the glory!
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