And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Colossians 3:23
Up until now I have been using this blog as an outlet for my creativity. It’s a place to share some of the things that I make as well as tidbits of what’s going on in my life. I haven’t really put my whole heart into it – until now.
— Erin (@FaithFoodFamFun) January 24, 2017
There is an awesome Bible app called YouVerson that has various studies and the most recent one that I completed was about our calling in life. Way back when I first graduated high school, I had no idea what I wanted to study in college much less my life’s calling. It actually took me a few years to realize that I wanted to do something with food.
After college I worked in a few restaurants but I quickly realized that it wasn’t for me. I worked late into the night for very little pay and the amount of money that I made most definitely didn’t reflect the amount of work that I was doing. If there was one thing that I DID learn from that experience is to avoid eating out as much as possible.
Fast forward to November 2014. I started Faith Food Family Fun simply as a creative outlet but never really imagined it becoming much more than that. Over time it began to grow and I started to see the potential for a serious blog. The only thing is that *I* never really got serious about it. I’d share posts here and on social media when I wanted to but I never really focused on building a brand.
I decided for 2017 that I would give it my all and use this blog as a way to share not only my kitchen experiences, but also my love for the Lord. He is the reason we even breathe so I want to make an honest effort to put Him first in everything that I do. I also want to give it my very best and nothing less.
This year I started studying up on how to improve my photography, reading blogging tips, and I also became more active in the blogging community as a whole. I also made the decision to completely move away from brands that I don’t agree with. I know this will limit the amount of work I get but so be it. It’s not worth it to me in the long run. I also know that promoting my love for Jesus will also limit my readers but quite honestly, if it offends anyone, then they aren’t hurting my feelings by not being here. Even if it offends a thousand people and saves only one, then it will be totally worth it. As followers of Jesus, we are called to spread the gospel into all the world so what better way (for me) to do it than with a blog.
I don’t think this transition will be an overnight thing since I still have a lot to learn, but as long as I keep the Lord first, I know everything else will fall right into place.