I did it! I finally launched my podcast! And, I might just throw up now. Why on earth has this one simple goal been so hard for me to accomplish? I've poured over this EIGHT months!!!
First, I bought the microphone. Then, I created a podcasting account. I plugged the microphone in so excited to start this podcasting thing... I mean, after all, God gave me a voice and I might as well use it. Then, I could not for the life of me figure out how to play the audio back that I was recording. I decided that was okay, I could learn the technical side later.
I then decided I would set up my podcast page on the platform I had chosen. That should have been simple enough. I just had to write some descriptions and upload some pictures. I do that every day on social media. No big deal. But, I could not master the accurately portioned image for the cover. Don't even get me started on layout choices. And, I hadn't even began to get into the technical issues.
So, the microphone sat abandoned on my desktop...taunting me... daily. The podcast profile page stayed unvisited, the description was left wanting, and the cover image remained a distorted wide lens view of what would ordinarily have been a great profile pic.
For. Eight. Months. I've talked about this podcast with others. I've told them that I'm working on a podcast. However, the term working was used loosely to say the least. I've let myself be afraid of the actual act of launching a podcast.
What will I talk about?
What if I run out of things to say?
What if no one cares what I have to say?
What if I say the wrong thing?
And then, I'm reminded that His plan is so great, that not even I can screw it up!
Eph. 3:20 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably are than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”
I knew that I was passionate about speaking into others and empowering others. I knew that I was supposed to be talking to others but didn’t know what He wanted me to talk about.
After praying and searching for several months, I was sitting in church one day, and our pastor said “You already have whatever it is that God needs you to have to do whatever it is that God needs you to do.”
That’s it. You have a talent, a special gift that is uniquely yours. You just have to tap into it, and that unique gift may not even look like a gift to you. Mine is my voice and I can’t stand the sound of my voice. I am well aware of the nasally rasp of my voice, thanks to a lifetime of allergies. I’ve also been told my entire life that I talk too much. I know this to be true. But you see, that was my power. That was the gift God gave me to share with others.
What are you “hating” that might be your gift?
Your shoulders? They may be the shoulders that someone needs to cry on.
Your sensitivity? That may be the tender heart that needs to share compassion with the world.
Your infertility? That may be the womb that mothers the orphans.
Your quietness in crowds or shyness? That may be the ear that needs to listen to others.
Your bull-headedness? That may be the strength that carries you through the fire and makes the impossible possible.
Where your passion and God’s will for your life intersect is where you will find your purpose.
Hi! I'm, Brandi, founder of The Power Project, and I'm so glad you're here! I have this crazy belief that we can all do anything we set our minds to! Sometimes, you just need to hear it from a stranger on the internet. But, we're not strangers anymore. We're friends now. Welcome Friend! I hope you find some inspiration, encouragement, and empowerment here.