For whatever reason, I've always been scared to go "live" on social media especially my FaceBook and Instagram page. I'm scared to voice my true opinion for fear of what people may say. I've always felt like I need people to approve of my actions and when they don't I feel like maybe I shouldn't have said anything. Why do I do this? Am I the only one? I made up in my mind that I will no longer do this to myself. So today, I entered a cooking challenge in a FaceBook group that I'm in and I decided to cook my food on my page... LIVE!
I went into my kitchen and set everything up, my lights, got my food together and finally my camera, I was ready to go... all I needed to do was press play, but instead, I just stood there looking at my phone, numb. I couldn't do it, I picked up my phone to turn off my FB live, and then put it down again, finally, I said to myself... "Gina just hit START, you've got to stop this", so I did, I pressed play and the live stream started rolling. And there I was cooking on my FB live stream! And it was so much fun! I'm so glad I pushed myself to get past myself!
It's funny because I can get on stage and perform in front of a live audience with no problem but for some reason, it's so hard for me to get on social media on live. Today, pushing myself to do what I wanted to do felt scary, but I was relieved at the same time. Now I feel empowered and I can't wait to do it again.
I entered my dish into the challenge (see above). Not only was it beautiful, but it was delicious.
I want to encourage you all to push yourself to do the things you've always wanted to do, but have allowed fear to keep you from it. God has not given us the spirit of fear but of POWER, OF LOVE AND OF SOUND MIND. Through Him you have the power, to do what seems impossible. Like Nike says "Just Do It"