Under Construction

August 21, 2017

"A potter cannot effectively shape a vessel that is not moving...that is not spinning around and around and around."

I almost shut this page down. UNDER CONSTRUCTION would have been all you saw when you visited www.tiffanytrawick.com.

I haven’t been as consistent as I would like to be with my writing. Talking about this with my Anthony yesterday I had to be big enough to own up…realizing the only reason for this is my lack of prioritization, but I wanted to take a break. Planning a wedding, honeymoon and buying a house for the first time is a lot to think about, but that doesn’t mean I get to slack on my responsibilites.

What has God called you to do?

And so a moment ago I logged into my blog ready to call it quits (temporarily) but I noticed that I had 5 unread comments from my last post Finding Direction. The genuine feedback about my writing touched my heart in a way that reminded me that God has called me to do this work.

I’ve got to be honest. Like I said in a couple of my very first posts…I have no idea what I’m doing. I don’t really know how I want to market my blog or if I like my new logo. I don’t know if my newsletters are effective or if it’s a good idea to have a theme. These thoughts sometimes make it easier to say…you know what…NEVERMIND the whole thing!

But I can’t stop.

God is constantly putting new ideas into my heart for my blog and my writing. And it’s still very appropriate to consider this an UNDER CONSTRUCTION time period. But not just for my website. I’m realizing that I am under construction too, at all times because I am never perfect and God is always working with me, always molding me, always fixing me and making me better.

“Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8

You know what’s interesting about this simile? A potter cannot effectively shape a vessel that is not moving…that is not spinning around and around and around.

I guess that’s how life feels sometimes…like you’re in a whirlwind, spinning, twisting. God is molding you and you have to keep moving. He is holding you..just don’t stop.

As a writer, God has allowed me to be the potter of my own creations, and as my projects (including this website) continue to evolve I promise I will continue to write. Thank you so much for your readership and support. It’s so crucially important to me.

I pray that this post blesses you as much as it blessed me.

With Love Always,
Tiffany Trawick
On Creating Your Most Fulfilling Life

August 24, 2017


  1. Melissa

    August 21, 2017

    So true! We are all under construction at all times if we’re honest with ourselves. Being open to the guidance of the holy spirit is crucial to growth. I truly enjoy your writing. It’s a reminder to stay faithful and keep doing what God called you to do…even if you don’t always feel like it. It also aligns with what was said at the women’s breakfast- keep it up until he tells you to do something else 😉

    • Tiffany

      August 22, 2017

      Sister! Thank you so much for commenting. And I appreciate your encouragement always!

  2. Alice Mills

    August 22, 2017

    I think of the rotation of the earth that mark the days, months, and years as the potter’s wheel that is in God’s hands, shaping our lives.

  3. Missy Pea

    August 22, 2017

    Blogging is super important. If you don’t have a blog, then you don’t have anything! It’s your voice in the world. Keep writing and never let your blog go dormant with an “under construction” sign on it.

  4. Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven Not Harvard

    August 22, 2017

    Every time I think, I’m just going to quit this blogging thing, somebody messages me about how much one of my posts meant to them. And I so needed this post because sometimes I get frustrated that I can’t freeze life and fix things before moving on, but you’re so right that we can’t be shaped if we stop moving. Life has to keep moving.

    • Tiffany

      August 22, 2017

      I’m so glad my words could be of encouragement. So many times when I write I feel like God is talking through me, to me…stay encouraged and thanks for reading!

  5. Lyneisha Watson

    August 22, 2017

    Loved. I can definitely resonate. I started my blog not too long ago and some days I am like WHAT THE… AM I DOING? But this is my calling. Writing is my love and I have to keep pushing, trusting, and believing I am not on this journey for nothing!

    • Tiffany

      August 22, 2017

      You most certainly are not! Thanks for reading.

  6. Emily

    August 22, 2017

    Tiffany, you’ve got the under construction idea down to a tee! I completely understand how you feel – in starting new ventures it’s so easy to see all the ways you’re lacking and figure it would be better/easier if you just quit. But we’re all under construction and will forever be until we’re reunited with our Savior. Thank God for his patience and constant pursuit of us! Your writing is honest and beautiful – keep it up!

    • Tiffany

      August 22, 2017

      I really appreciate your feedback. Thank you so much for reading and for your encouraging words!

  7. Katie

    August 22, 2017

    I appreciate your input with this! It is especially a blessing to me because I am in a similar place with my blog and it is refreshing to see the spiritual connection.

  8. Kristi

    August 23, 2017

    I’ve been there too. Isn’t it awesome that just when we need the encouragement the most to continue to do what God calls us to do, he provides that too! We all are under construction for sure and I look forward to seeing how God continues to build your faith!

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