Recently, I was asked how I came about calling my blog Stylishly Inspired. If you had asked me 4 years ago when I first started this blog. I wouldn’t have had a good answer for you, resulting in this post ending about right here😬.
Back then (in my early youth days 😜), all I can remember was wanting to focus on being unique and delivering the word of God differently. I also loved and still do fashion designing. Thus, played a role in picking the words “stylishly” and “inspired”. It was a bringing together of the 2 things I loved. 1. God and 2. Fashion designing.
Now I can end here and say that Anashe and the Stylishy Inspired Blog lived happily ever after🥳🎉.
Unfortunately, at that young age, I didn’t fully understand what God was doing through me. All I knew was the burning desire I had to share the word of God🙏🏾. About 2 years later, I believe, was when I had a clear sense that my posts were mostly going to impact women. You know I’m a female, speaking to females, who can mostly relate with me, so perfecto fit right!👌🏾💯
It wasn’t until last year and mostly this year that I started having a strong urge to focus on the word that God wants me to spread. I’m naturally a person who blends in the background and don’t necessarily like being the centre of attention that much. I can’t say I panic if the spotlight is put on me but rather avoid it. If you get what I mean
Why I’m saying this? Because this lead to me putting off all the time what God had put in me to speak out. Resulting in an on and off-again relationship with my blog.
When we were on, it would mostly be because it became a NEED for me to post. I don’t know if this makes any sense. All you other Christian bloggers out there, have you ever felt almost pushed to write something? and it bothers you the more you put it off? Because same. When we were off, no doubt the blog would be at the back of my head, I would just kinda cover the urge with a cloak and say “later” because other things in my life were deemed more important🤦🏾♀️.
That’s why this year, especially now, I took some time with God. The urge became too urgent (HA! imagine that🙆🏾♀️). However, in the beginning, I felt unworthy or more felt unprepared to deliver what God wanted me to say. Fear sunk in and I began to question whether what I had to say was really from God or just my own thoughts and feelings🥺.
Not wanting to displease God backfired on me and made me more afraid to speak when I had a word or share what I had that week. Moreover, I used the chaos in my life as an excuse not to concentrate on what God was calling me to do🤦🏾♀️.
It’s only currently that I felt that God has calmed my storms😌 (Psalms 107:29, NKJV). Removed completely that fear of delivering His word because it is He who brings the word, not I.🙌🏾✨
I only write it. And it took me back to when I always read my posts and can see that it’s not me. Hahaha, I mean, yes it is me but the Spirit working through me and I always wonder how I even put together half of the things I talk about
Isaiah 50:4, NKJV
“The Lord GOD has given Me
The tongue of the learned,
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear
To hear as the learned.”
But I give glory to God because now I know everything I have gone through with life; the blog was for his purpose and to deliver His word to as many people as I can through my own experiences and not only that but to help other women do the same. Not to be afraid of spreading the word but through faith and your relationship with God, allow the Holy Spirit to work in you and touch others❤️✨.
Stylishly Inspired, simply put, is about every woman in their uniqueness coming together in Christ and inspiring each other. And thus, a continuing story behind Stylishly Inspired. God has only just begun His work with this blog and I’m excited for what is to come💃🏾.
That’s why I always and forever end with
Stay blessed the most stylish way possible, being the you that God made you to be 😊