The Non-traditional Route

Do you see students refrain from applying to medical school because there are “too many” doctors? Or do you see a decline in engineers because the market is “too saturated”? If the answer is no, then why isn’t that the case when someone wants to start a blog or a youtube channel? If you added up all the bloggers and vloggers in the world, would it add up to the amount of nurses there are? 

So what’s up? What’s the problem? Why are we keeping people from pursuing their passion or furthering their hobby? What’s it to us if someone gets the courage to step out of their comfort zone in order to follow the will of God? Or is being a blogger exempt from being the will of God?

“The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭12:12‬ ‭NLT‬

We are created with different gifts and therefore have been instructed to take on different roles. But is it because a role is non traditional that means it’s not worthy? No. Or is it because a role is traditional that means it’s not good enough? No. 

“Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body? If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything?”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭12:14-17‬ ‭NLT‬

Here’s some advice coming from yet “another blogger”. Start up that blog and be going. Start up that youtube channel and be going. Write that song and be going. Don’t look left, don’t look right. Look up at He who put that desire in your heart, for He gave it to you for a reason. Pray about it and ask for the guidance to see it through since every big dream requires much strength and determination.

There are many long nights that go into writing or learning how to speak confidently on camera. There are many times where sleep is lost for the purpose of perfecting your craft. Do you think it’s easy to read music? Or do you think writing something that makes sense is a walk in the park? Shoot, even trying to find the perfect lighting and angle that is worthy of the person being photographed is tasking. 

Lets stop acting like our days here on earth aren’t numbered. In light of all the recent tragedies, we have to come to the conclusion that  tomorrow is not promised. Lord knows how many dreams, solutions and goals go to the grave each and every day. Do you know that your blog post could help alleviate someone’s pain? Did Fenty Beauty not come to unite? In a world where some skin tones have been disregarded by majority of the big brands, God is  giving people the desire to change that. 

“But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭12:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Do you want to be apart of the problem or apart of the solution? Whether you have been given the idea or not, be apart of the solution by encouraging people to follow their God-given dreams. Don’t be the reason someone misses out on a tremendous blessing. And if you’re the one with the life-size dream, don’t be the reason that someone doesn’t get the help that they need. It’s not about you, it’s about how God is going to move through you.  

If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭12:26-27‬ ‭NLT‬‬