Hey sweet friend! Welcome to part six of our month long Blogiversary! As part of our blog’s one year anniversary celebration, we are hosting several friends on our site!
Today’s friend is Cassie. I met this precious girl earlier this summer and we just clicked! Cassie has a loving and helpful heart and desires to honor God with her life, obedience and actions. Join us as she shares the backstory on why she started her own blog and how she will never look back!
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Hey there, friends! I’m Cassie. Before I get too far into this post, I want to give a big thank you to Summer for including me in her anniversary blog party! I was absolutely over the moon and honored when I received her message asking me to be a part of the party! Thank you, Summer, for including me!
I blog over at www.cassielwilson.com where we are learning to be the light together. It’s kind of funny in a way, really. When I settled on “learning to be the light” for my blog’s tagline, I was simply picking a tagline that I thought would give the readers a better idea of what they could find on my blog—encouragement in the Christian walk. I won’t lie and tell you that I put a ton of thought into my tagline. I didn’t. I was just picking something to pick it and go on with designing the rest of my blog. But, friend, I honestly could not have settled on a better tagline.
You see, back when I was a teenager, not long after receiving salvation myself, my constant prayer was to “just be light for someone, to show someone else the way.”
That has been, and continues to be, my heart’s constant prayer. And, friend, it took Summer asking me to be part of her party and thinking about what I was going to share with you, her readers, to realize that my prayer had been answered. Answered in a way I did not expect. Answered in a way only God could.
I’ll be honest here, I ignored God’s leading to start a blog for much, much longer than I care to admit. I thought no one would care or read what I had to say. No one would benefit from the posts I would share. I didn’t think I could handle maintaining a blog. So, instead of just doing what He asked, I halfway did it. I began guest posting on another website once a month and thought that would satisfy the call. I may not have ran in the opposite direction, but, boy did I run.
I was Jonah.
Like Jonah, I, too, ignored what Gold told me to do and thought I would just do my own thing instead. The only difference between me and Johan? God didn’t send a giant fish to swallow me up while I reconsidered my actions. Y’all, I like fishing. God very well could have made me stumble over a rock and had me swallowed up. Thank goodness He spared me from that one, though. Not sure how well I would have fared getting slime out of my already hard to manage hair. I sure hope Jonah had a good shampoo available or was bald…
Even though it took Jonah getting swallowed up by a fish to reconsider what God had asked him to do, when he finally decided to obey God, God still used him to save the lost people of Ninevah.
And even though it took me several months to listen and obey to God’s calling, I see Him working through my blog to reach and encourage others. Even though I, too, was disobedient to Him.
I have been absolutely humbled and amazed at the precious readers that have sent me messages to tell me their heart was touched or pricked by something on the blog. And I’ve been extra amazed at the blessings that have flowed my way when I actually decided to obey God’s leading and publish that first post.
Friend, you might not be called to blog (or you very well might be), but whatever you’ve been called by the Lord to do, do it. It does not matter what lies Satan is filling your head with, you absolutely can do what the Lord has asked you to do. He will strengthen you. He will guide you. He will equip you. And there’s a good chance your heart’s prayers may just get answered in the process. And answered in a way you could never have imagined. After all, friend, obedience is better than sacrifice.
Cassie blogs at www.cassielwilson.com where she and others are learning to be the light. When Cassie isn’t blogging, you can find her Goodwill shopping with her mom and sisters, fishing with her dad, or serving in her church’s children’s program. She’s also a huge fan of Dateline.