I'm not the funny content girl.
I'm the wear my heart on my sleeve, heart for encouraging others kinda girl.
It's actually taken me a few years to realize this.
I love to laugh…like eyes bulge so much my contacts pop out, awkward open mouth, full body movement, cheeks start to hurt, holding my belly kind of laugh.
I love to share content that makes me laugh until I cry. The LOL emoji is literally an everyday occurrence for me, not just something I throw in the middle of every sentence.
So, for a few years now I've been beating myself up watching other small business owners and content creators post hilarious engaging videos of themselves to the likes of thousands of followers.
I tried I started a TikTok account.
I've started and stopped trying to create a funny IG Reel that would go viral and bring attention to my business.
But I've realized that's not my ministry.
I love to laugh but my jokes are the corny nerdy kind that don't translate well into a viral video.
When I realized this, my first thought was fear.
How am I going to attract more attention if I can't afford to spend thousands of dollars on paid advertising and I can't create a viral video to save my life?
And then I heard a little voice whisper…
“You are not the funny content girl. You're the she lifts my spirit girl. So just keep doing what you're doing and those who need what you provide will find you.”
Thank You Holy Spirit for reminding me today that who I am is enough.
Enough to fulfill Your purpose for my life
And that will always be enough for me.
If you've struggled with comparison and thinking that because you don't do things the same way as others you can never be successful, I want you to know that that is a lie. What goes viral what attracts customers to your business, readers to your blog or listeners to your podcast is genuineness.
For some it’s genuine funniness.
For me it’s genuine care.
What is it for you?
Be bold. Be you. Don't try to imitate anyone else.
Sometimes you have to stop trying to be someone else and embrace who you are.
Show the world your heart through what you do and let Him take care of the rest.
Jamila is the founder of loved+blessed. On her personal mission to leave a legacy of encouragement, she blogs about her own life lessons with the hope that it will bring joy into others’ lives and help them find the courage to keep walking in faith knowing that all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord. Read her testimony of how God turned her misery into ministry.