Just Get Started!
This is the very first Blog post on my new site, DrCarmenApril.com ! Because I also maintain a website for my medical practice, along with several social media accounts, I wanted to create a “home base” for them all. It is here that I will also share my ideas and opinions to encourage others in the areas of entrepreneurship and personal development.
I’ve had the idea to create this site for over a year and between running a practice, staying busy with my food blog and serving my community, I had a hard time just “getting started” on this new site. I even found myself getting frustrated because it was constantly on my “To-Do list” since I wasn’t being proactive in getting it done. Here’s a little FYI about me……… I Looooooove to scratch items off my To-Do List. It’s one of the things that brings me joy each and every day. I’m totally being serious when I say this! I get so much satisfaction from checking off my list and throwing it away at the end of the day…..Yes!
Having this site to house my online presence makes me happy! I have some awesome new projects that I’m working on in 2014 and this is step #1 in that process. A favorite Bible verse of mine kept filling my Spirit during the process of creating this site. In Genesis 12:1-2 God tells Abraham to “go to the land I will show you”. “12 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your family and your father’s house, and go to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make you a great nation. I will bring good to you. I will make your name great, so you will be honored.”
What I have learned from this scripture is that God tells Abraham to go to the land He will show him, not a land He has already shown him. Furthermore, after God said these things, He stopped talking. Abraham didn’t know what was in store, where he was supposed to be going, how he was going to get there, how long it would take to get there, what dangers he would encounter along the way, etc. God told him to go and just get started. God also promised that if Abraham was obedient in this endeavor, He would bring good to him and bless him and honor him. There’s motivation in this story for me.
I don’t know about you, but this is sometimes the thought process in my head when I’m trying to accomplish “big things’! Like, how is God just gonna tell Abraham something that GRAND and then just stop talking? Here’s what goes through my mind in these situations…..what am I supposed to do next? How am I gonna do this? How long is this gonna take? Where am I gonna get the money? I don’t know if I can do all of that…….” Does this sound familiar to anyone else????
I could have continued to take on additional projects and put this on the back burner, but for reasons I’m sure will be revealed to me in due time, I decided to just get started, trust, obey, and go! One of the reasons has already been made clear to me – 1.) This new site brings some order into my life because I consider it Grand Central Station for all of my website, blog and social media sites. I pray that the inspirations I share on this blog are received by the people who need to hear and read them the most. I’m pretty sure a blessing or 2 or 3 or 4……will come out of that as well 🙂
Caring is sharing so please, if my posts resonate with you in any form or fashion, leave a comment, share the post via social media or email, send me an email, send a dancing telegram (lol) or something to let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you!
Peace & Blessings!