purpose

Up to this point you guys have seen a little bit of every part that makes up Evelynsmiless. I wanted this launch to be a way of slowly letting you guys get to know who I am and things that simply make me smile. Fashion, beauty, life style, and now faith. 

As much as I love fashion, beauty and exploring the one thing I am super passionate about is my faith and God. I am at this beautiful point in my life where all I want is Him. All I desire is to walk right beside Him, as close as I can possibly be. I want to give Him all the glory and make Him the focus in everything I do. My passions, talents, hobbies, I want it all to point to Him.

One thing that I have always known is that I was created for something greater than myself. I have always felt called to ministry and sharing with others my walk with God. I grew up always serving at church in one way or another. From being a small group leader, to singing in the youth band, to helping with the children's ministry. After moving to Orlando I had to find a new church and that's where finding a place to serve became a tough thing to do. Now I am at a stand still in my life where I have no idea where God wants me to serve. And in time I know He will make it known to me. But for right now I do know one thing. He has called me to be vulnerable. To share with you all my story. To be 100% open and honest. To share when I struggle and when I overcome. To share His grace, goodness, and love. To create community, unity, and relationship. 

One of my bigger goals is that I can minster to churches all over the country (I know this is me dreaming big here) but for now I can use blogging as a way to fulfill what God is calling me to do. Yes, this may be a long and tough road. (And trust me it already has been a long road up to this point.) It has been a journey getting myself to build up the courage to make a blog. I have been avoiding it for so long because of many fears and doubts. 

What if no one reads my blog? What will people think of me? What if my grammar is terrible!? What if I am not good enough?

I let so many thoughts get in the way of doing what God had been tugging at my heart to do for so long. I had to remind myself that I am a daughter of God and who am I to say no to the King of Kings? He has never let me down and I know He isn't going to start now. I am called by Him and He has a plan. So I finally say yes. I say YES Lord to your plan. 

God always has a plan bigger than we can ever imagine. 

"My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."

–Colossians 2:2-3

Xoxo, Evelynsmiless

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