“Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come. It will not tarry.”Habakkuk 2:2-3 [NKJV]
Two years down and a lifetime to go! It is officially Chrissy Joy Style’s 2nd Anniversary! 🙂
Chrissy Joy Style blog was launched on November 1, 2013, after a failed attempt at launching a blog in October of 2012 (which only lasted about 2 months). God knew exactly what He was doing when He placed the desire in my heart to start a blog in 2012. But the timing just wasn’t right. I knew that I wanted to have a fashion blog, but my motives were all wrong. I wanted to be all about fashion runways, street style, the latest trends, and most importantly, MEEE!! 🙂 Which is okay for some (not knocking anyone’s blog, I actually follow a lot of blogs like this!), but that just wasn’t the plan that He had for me with my blog. So as you can imagine, He shut that down quickly. Lol However, that did not stop my desire. I began to study the Word and pray to figure out where I went wrong the first time. I also wrote out my goals at the beginning of 2013, which included trying to start the blog up again.
Nine long months went by and no blog was started. I didn’t know where to start! I knew that I wanted to revamp the blog in a new way, but I couldn’t come up with a name and I didn’t know all the technical details behind making a nice website. (My first attempt was a generic template with the WordPress domain name.) I started to question whether this dream was ever really going to be materialize because even though I had written out my vision for starting the blog at the beginning of the year, I was in the last months and NOTHING was coming together.
On October 1, 2013, everything changed. It started with a random dream that I had that included the name of the blog, the tagline for the blog, and the date: November 1, 2013. Once I started writing these impressions on paper, it was like I couldn’t stop coming up with ideas! I instantly knew that this was my moment and I needed to put all of these brainstormed ideas into action by November 1st.
At first, I thought I would hire someone to design the blog, but I did the research and figured out how to do it myself! I randomly ran into my friend, Jojo, who I used to work with in retail, and I remembered he told me he was trying to start photography. So I set up a lunch with him and asked he could be my photographer for the blog. The answer…YES! Long story short, every single thing that I needed in order to start the blog happened in that one month! *Insert praise dance*…And the rest is history!
It’s so funny when I look back on my first post (Let The Journey Begin), because I have evolved so much since then. But it’s also a sweet reminder of how God has the power to turn things around at the blink of an eye! It may seem like the end of the year is near and the goals/vision you have written for the year have not happened yet, or you don’t even have a clue how they could even begin to happen. Trust me. All God needs is your willingness, obedience, patience, and an appointed time…and that vision will manifest itself! It may happen in a month. It may happen in a week. Or even one day…
Just believe that it will happen and IT WILL! 🙂
Photographer: Derek Sturdivant of Zhetut.com
Xo, Chrissy Joy