25 August 2014

The Journey ...

" Train up a child in the way she should go; even when she is old she will not depart from it" - Proverbs 22:6.
I just thought to share the above verse as I introduce my daughter to some of you that may not know her. Her name is Valerie/Makanaka.
At the moment, Valerie and I are currently away on holiday : )
But in other more important news, just a few days ago I launched this blog and it was such a good turn out. The page views were more than I expected and the feedback was great, all thanks to you.
Late January this year the idea of launching a blog was brought to my attention and my first thought was: everybody has a blog nowadays, what would make mine stand out? At that thought I immediately brushed the idea off and continued with my life as usual. However, the idea kept knocking at my door and I felt I had to respond. 
From the very beginning I made this simple decision that whatever I would decide the blog to be about, God had to be a part of it and at the centre of it all. Through the many options I can assure you it wasn't easy to stick by that decision but I stood by my word. There was just so much to consider; the audience, when I do collaborations and most importantly if I was even built for all this.
A few months later I began planning and putting things into perspective. I looked forward to the journey but questioned myself every now and again. Here are some of the things I asked myself (just to name a few) :
  1. Reasons vs Motives - right reason, right motive?
  2. Can you finish what you start?
  3. When and if success comes, can you stay humble? 
They came a point when the ship was ready to sail, by this I mean, everything from website to pages was set for a launch but I questioned myself and thought there is no way I can do this!
Then I remembered a message my Senior Pastor, Ps Glyn from !Audacious Church had preached, he spoke about bridging the gap between our limitations and God's expectations.
I also held onto Bible scripture, Phillipians 1 verse 6 which read: "And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns." Also Proverbs 3:6 which read: "in everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success"
I kept in line with his Word, assessed myself and found great comfort in knowing that the God I was about to serve in this way would undoubtedly give me strength to endure all the hurdles ahead.
It was then that a date was set and the blog was released. 

Thank you for taking time to read today's post.
For a copy of the message I mentioned above, click on this link here ...  

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21 August 2014

Hi

Shoes : Dune | Dress : AQ/AQ | Watch : Michael Kors

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "who shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Hear I am! Send me." - Isaiah 6 verse 8.

Hello and welcome to my blog! I am so excited that I can finally share with you something I have been working on for quite some time.
On this platform I will be sharing pieces of my lifestyle ranging from fashion, beauty, travel and so much more, expect the unexpected.
But most importantly this I believe is going to be an amazing journey for myself and hopefully for you too. Creating this blog was my way of reaching out to people by documenting and sharing short stories from my life journal. I'm learning every single day and I'm on a mission to grow wiser in the things of God and whilst I'm on that journey I would love to count you all in!
Thank you very much for taking time to check out my first blog post, I look forward to doing this journey with you so please do come back. 
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