Introducing Candid Conversations
Do you ever feel like you aren’t good enough? Like, no matter how hard you try or what you do, you just never seem to measure up? Do you ever look around you and see all these amazing women, doing awesome things, and feel like that will never be you?
I think we all do that, at least to some degree. Or at least I do. My name is Heather Hart and I am the founder of CandidlyChristian.com. For those that are new here, this website is powered by a group of Christian women who all share the same message. And our message is simple, we want to share what real faith looks like in real life. It won’t always be perfect, and we need to know that.
We need to know that being less than the world’s definition of perfect, doesn’t make us less Christian than the girl next door. It doesn’t make us unworthy. We need to know that real faith isn’t flawless, and that’s okay because of Jesus. Jesus came because He knew we could never be perfect. He came because He knew we would need Him. That’s the message we try to share with you every week, but we wanted to take it deeper. We want to share with you face-to-face, and video is the best way for us to do that at this time. So, we are going to start sharing Candid Conversations. They are going to be short videos like this one, and we are just going to share our hearts with you.
We need to know that being less than perfect doesn’t make us any less Christian than the girl next door. #solidtruth
What’s Your Calling
I want to start out, today, sharing that this is something that God has called me to do for a long time and I just kept saying, “no.” Do you ever have something like that? Something where God says, “do this,” and you know it’s God telling you to do it, but you just say, “I. Don’t. Want. To. That’s hard God.”?
Well, video is my that thing. I don’t like being on video. I don’t feel like I’m good at it, I know I’m not a good speaker. I’d much rather be writing. Writing is easier. I can sit down and write a blog post, but sitting down to record a video is frustrating. The lighting has to be right. I’ve got to get my hair just right, even though I’m not really big on doing my hair or makeup or anything like that, I still want to look good in a video. And I want my background to look good. It’s just a whole process of recording and editing and uploading and all these different things that play into recording a video and it’s just not my favorite thing to do.
So when God called me to do this, I said, “But God, it would just be so much easier to write a blog post.” And so that’s what I’ve been doing, but I’m going to start doing these videos once a month. They will be posted on our website the first Thursday of every month.
I would love to hear what God is calling you to do, that you have been struggling with. If you have something like that, I’d love for you to share it in the comments below. Or if you have a comment or question you’d like to see covered in an upcoming Candid Conversation video, you can let us know about that as well.
It’s About Jesus
And this isn’t just about me, this is about Jesus. While I was recording this video. I was getting frustrated, I’ll be honest, but God brought me back to a verse that I memorized in 2015. It’s slowly become my life verse. It’s 1 Thessalonians 5:24 (NIV) and it says, “The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.” It’s just a simple, short little verse, but it has been so powerful in my life.
As I was recording this video, and getting frustrated, God brought me back to that verse, and He reminded me that He is the One who is calling me to do this. It doesn’t matter how much I fight or struggle, if He is really the One who has called me — if I really believe that — than He is going to take care of it. He’s going to take care of everything that is going on. If it’s His will, He will do with it as He pleases. So even if I’m not a great speaker, He can use this for His glory.
So, whatever that thing is that you’re struggling with, I would encourage you that the same is true. If it’s God who is calling you, than He will take care of the details. He will make it happen. And He will use it the way He wants to. Don’t be afraid to step out in faith, because the One who calls you is faithful.
P.S. Don’t forget to check out Heather’s book, Candid Conversations. While each story shares a unique perspective, the prevailing theme is that we all struggle, but there is hope to be found in Jesus. Get your copy from Amazon or click here to learn more.