I changed the design on my blog this morning. It took a bit of time and I’ve still got a ways to go, but we’re nearly there. A huge thanks for the excellent work of Chris Pearson as his Cutline theme.
Using the design work of another has been a “no no” in my mind for a long time. Why? Well, why not just do it myself?
And that’s what I’d done.
The previous design of this blog had been put together by yours truly and it had taken me quite some time. I worked hard at it and had some positive feedback.
Design isn’t my strength, though. God has given me talents and abilities in other areas and rather than letting pride hold me back, I’ve stepped forward to make the most of the talents that God has blessed others with. If I had the time, I’d be interesting in learning more and putting the energy into an original design. The time I do have, though, needs to be focused on using the gifts I already have, working to improve and sharpen them.
I finished a book by Ben Carson this morning entitled “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story“. I highly recommend it.
In it, Ben talks about the importance of “THINKing BIG”. He encourages us to begin with determination and the full use of the gifts God has given us, then to go on for training and a sharpening of our skills. Look at the obstacles in life as hurdles, not barriers. Each hurdle conquered prepares us for the next.
In our business, we encourage each other to focus on our talents and work towards mastery. Making the decision to use an existing WordPress theme helped me clear up the block my “old design” was giving me and focus on writing once again. I was reminded to practice what I preach.
Have a wonderful rest of the day,