First off, don’t panic, I am not leaving…just sort of.
In September of 2019, I launched my blog, entitled the Gabbi Journal. At the time, I was unsure of the direction of my blog, it was a foggy area.
But my posts and my writings have begun to grow in the last couple of months. And while my posts were growing, my blog name was not growing with it. When I first started, the name fit, but now it is just not cutting it.
I know the direction I want my blog to go, and for it to “take flight” the name must change.
But, what to change it to? One word popped into my head right away; grace. And I knew that word had to be somewhere in the title.
This past year, especially the last couple of months has been extremely challenging. Heartache, loss, and trials came our way, and they just didn’t leave. It is only through God’s grace, we got through those trials.
God’s grace is something I’ve claimed. Some might claim and cling to God’s love, wisdom, all-powerfulness, or mercy. But it is God’s unfailing grace that I found myself anchoring myself in.
And then the new blog name was born. Everyone meet Anchored in Grace.
The new title and domain of my blog. As of Friday, Gabbi Journal will be gone, and Anchored in Grace will be here to stay.
This actual site will stay, the only thing that will change will be the website name. So, your old link to Gabbi Journal will not be valid as of Friday.
I will send out the new link with a blog post on Friday, so you will have the new link
While my goal and vision has not changed; shining my light, my theme verse has slightly taken a new course, as I have two new ones…the first is Hebrews 6:19
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil…
An anchor is something solid. The whole purpose of an anchor is to keep or prevent a ship or boat from drifting due to wind or current. It keeps the craft in place. When I feel my boat beginning to be tossed, I rely on the anchor of God’s grace and hope to keep me in place.
The second verse is II Corinthians 12:9
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Paul, the writer of this passage, had a thorn in his side. He talks about having it in verse 7.
And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me…
We don’t know what Paul’s thorn was, some say he had failing eyesight, and he prayed to God over and over for Him to remove the thorn, and verse 9 was God’s response.
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
God didn’t deem it necessary to remove Paul’s thorn, so instead God gave him the grace to deal with it.
Sometimes God doesn’t remove the obstacles we have, either there is a lesson involved He wants us to learn, or He simply wants us to rely on Him fully through His grace.
God has not removed certain trials for me yet, but He is giving the grace to get through them.
And while I anchor myself in His grace, and not sail off into the lands of panic and overthinking, I should be just fine.
And that is how I got the new title and name for my blog. Hope y’all like it because it is here to stay.
I’m learning a little more about myself, and as I grow in Christ and my ever-changing world, this blog world will be an anchor in my life, and I hope yours too.