And boy, oh boy, is it nice to meet you.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
I want to be completely candid. I’m new to this blogging world, but I am an old friend of the writing universe. I’ve been in love with words as long as I can remember.
With introductions usually a job title follows shortly after the name is given. But does anyone else in the whole world have the same icky sticky feeling as I do when it comes to being defined as a person, by what you do as an employee?
If you would have met six year old me, I would have told you I was going to be a ballerina preacher. Sixteen year old me would have said missionary. But the now twenty-two year old me, who has written a book (still in the ever exhausting process of getting it published), had the privilege to preach at many churches from America all the way to Brazil, become a wife, and soon to be a mother in may, and makes a living by doing hair- would tell you that now, I’m not so concerned with “what” I am. I’m more concerned with the “who.”
I’ve always wanted to be involved in ministry. And like I said, always loved words. I used to think that the job title determined the “who.” But that became frustrating when “ballerina preacher” didn’t pay the bills. I then looked at the life of Jesus. He wasn’t a pastor. He was carpenter. His job description did not define who he was. Acts 10:38 says that Jesus, “went about doing good.” That seems like the perfect job description to me. The best way I know how to do good is to encourage the people around me with the goodness of God through the beauty of words. So here I am, starting a blog.
My current career is a hairstylist. I greatly enjoy my job. I have wonderful co-workers, I’m challenged creatively and allowed to express myself through a media that is unique in nature, I have sweet clients, and I LOVE being able to make my own hours. But “going about doing good,” that’s what I want my everyday goal to be. To wake up every morning with the agenda of doing ministry, wherever, and with whoever I find myself with that day.
I’m about to be a mother. This is my first child, but I can only imagine that every day, raising a child to love Jesus and people is one of the greatest ministry opportunities available.
I’m a wife. I have the model in Proverbs 31 that teaches me how to “do good” in this space of my life.
So hello, my name is Jordan Smith. I am a “go about doing good”-er, and I do hair ;). I look forward to the journey ahead, and will appreciate the journey behind with the word of my testimony. I hope you too, are inspired to get involved in the ministry by going about doing good wherever you find yourself today.