Trust God, NOT your fears!

Hello World and welcome to my very first blog post! I won’t take time here to bore you with who I am and why you should subscribe to my blog, and follow me on Twitter (@MomsNCharge).  But if you want to know more, you can find out who I am by clicking here.  If you’ve ever experienced fear (you know, the kind that makes your heart jump out of your chest and makes you sweat profusely), or wonder if it will ever be possible to face or overcome your fear(s), then you should definitely keep on reading!  In all honesty, I wrote this post several months ago.  But that one word kept rearing it’s ugly head.  So I kept asking myself, “What if people don’t like my posts?” or “What if no one even reads them?” and “What if I can’t live up to what I’m basing my company on?”; the list goes on and on.  Then I came across a quote on one of my favorite inspirational pages on Facebook (CALLED Magazine), and it said: “Trust God, not your fears!” So here goes!

If you already follow me on Twitter, then you know that I’m married and have three kids.  You also know that I’m a “former 9-5-er”.  But what most people don’t know is why I left Corporate America, and how I was forced to quit my job when I was six months pregnant with my third child.  I thank God every day for a loving and supporting husband who was beside me every step of the way.  At the time, it was probably one of the scariest things I had to do.  But looking back now, I wonder why I waited so long.  Oh, wait…I remember…it was FEAR!  Fear of not having my maternity pay/leave, fear of not being able to pay our bills, fear that I was making the wrong choice, fear, fear, fear… Well, let me tell you: God has a funny way of showing you He’s listening.  Just a few weeks after leaving my job, my husband and I received the biggest tax return we had ever received.  That was one of many confirmations that I was doing what God wanted me to do.  When I finally learned to listen when God was speaking, I realized that there was so much more He had in store for me.  But I wasn’t going to get there if I kept trying to do it on my own terms.

With this blog I hope to inform, inspire, and ignite the inner rebel that is waiting to push you out of your comfort zone…and help push me out of mine!  I have so much to share but a lot more to learn, and I look forward to doing both with you.  In my next post, I will tell you a little more of how I took another leap of faith and faced fear head on!

Until then, have a Faithful Friday!

Stay tuned & stay blessed,


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  • Laurenia
    February 10, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Great post! Can’t wait for more:)

    • ckstvil
      February 10, 2012 at 10:52 PM

      Hi Laurenia! Thank you so much! I look forward to sharing more and hearing from others too 🙂

  • Chamariz
    February 10, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Let me thank you for sharing your words with me. This was great! Can’t wait to read your next post.

    • ckstvil
      February 10, 2012 at 10:52 PM

      Hi Chamariz! Thanks so much for taking time to stop by. I’m so glad you enjoyed 🙂

  • Candi
    February 11, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Blog! I’m soooo excited for what is yet to come! Girl….I’ve learned so much about stepping out on faith and love hearing inspirational stories from others. Congratulations on your new endeavor!!!

    • ckstvil
      February 11, 2012 at 1:11 AM

      Thank you so much Candi!! Yes I love hearing other people’s stories as well so get ready to do a guest blog post 😉

  • Cherrie
    February 11, 2012 at 1:34 AM

    Let the spirit continue to guide you. Looking forward to reading your development!

    • ckstvil
      February 11, 2012 at 1:37 AM

      Thank you Cherrie!!! Yes, I am definitely a work in progress so keep me in prayer please 😉

  • Andrea
    February 11, 2012 at 6:42 AM

    So proud of you Chris! Awesome inspiration!!
    I cant wait to read more 🙂

    February 11, 2012 at 7:30 AM


  • Vanessa
    February 11, 2012 at 9:35 PM


    What a wonderful testimony on faith. I am so very proud of you and look forward to reading more about your journey of faith. I am certain you will inspire many others.

    Love and Blessing!!

    • ckstvil
      February 15, 2012 at 12:40 AM

      Thank you so much, Vanessa!It has definitely been (and continues to be) a journey. If I can inspire even a few people, then that will inspire me even more 🙂

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