Monday, February 10, 2014

DFC Confessions......Feeling Like a Fake

This blog has been on a bit of a back burner over the course of the last year.

I was doing okay keeping up with it, but then Super Bowl 2013 happened and I just couldn't bring myself to follow through on the many posts I had hoped to write.  I just kept feeling insecure and almost like a fake.  So, I just stopped writing.

You see, I am not a missionary.  I haven't ever really had the opportunity to be one (I've tried and doors just slammed everywhere, THANK God!).  I have never met a trafficking victim in person, never met a child slave, never been involved in rehab for survivors of trafficking or modern day slavery.  I didn't see extreme poverty close up until last year when we went to meet our son in Haiti, but our adoption agency was so eager to keep us safe that we weren't allowed to truly see it close up then either.

I just long to make a difference from where I am.  And I believe that DFC is where God has put me to do that.

I'm feeling this longing to just be authentic.  To express the mission and passion of DFC, even if though I'm not an authority, even if someone disagrees with what I write.  I feel like I need to express these things about DFC and then you can make your own judgements on what you think of DFC and the matters I discuss with it.   

That's what this blog is about to look like.  I hope you'll stick with me, offer your thoughts and see where this takes us. 

6 comments:

  1. Karyn, What you write, what you offer, what you pray for, what you put out there, what you make known to people and where your heart it is .......Comes from a Person Who is Committed to Be the Voice of the Voiceless. God has placed you where you are, doing what you are doing, for His purpose in the way He wants. You would only be a fake if your heart wasn't in sync with your actions. You are all heart! I feel at times like I am not doing enough or what I am doing isn't Big Enough. But God continually tells me.....I have BIG Plans for you and what you are doing now is an intricate piece of a large puzzle. These companies that you represent NEED someone like you to get their name out and their products that have been designed and made with purpose gives the world AWARENESS. Be content but always be in prayer for opportunities "open doors." He will lead you. I am praying for your ministry.......CL

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    1. Thank you for reminding me about being the voice of the voiceless and for encouraging me in where God has me despite that it doesn't feel BIG enough. I love thinking of this is a big puzzle and will definitely keep praying. Thank you so much.

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  2. I agree with the above comment! Your actions definitely follow your heart...you can't get more authentic than that! :) You are a piece of the big plan. We all are pieces...and when God puts the pieces together, amazing things happen! :)

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    1. Thank you, Melissa. So thankful that you are a piece of all of this and that we can work together!!

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  3. I'm here! And I'm staying! You are proof that someone doesn't have to go somewhere huge or have an earth-shattering literally on a mountaintop experience to decide to do something to fight for those who can't. Glad that you're being "you" more. You are exactly who you were made to be. So proud of you. Can't wait for what's next!

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    1. Mariah, thank you! Your encouragement is a huge blessing for me today. Thank you for staying!!

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