How to Build a Tribe Without Even Trying

I caught your attention huh? This morning while getting ready for work, I posted a Facebook status saying I should start an online course on “How to Build a Tribe Without Even Trying,” which I thought was catchy.

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For those of you who don’t know… at the beginning of this year, the Lord spoke to me very clearly about unplugging and unsubscribing from all Facebook groups and blogs, etc… I got this sick feeling in the pit of my stomach because I did all this work in 2012 to make connections and build relationships.

And now God was asking me to unplug from everything and everyone?

I told the Lord what will become of me? How in the world will anyone want follow my blog now that I’m not part of anything?

I had done all this work, sacrificed hours of time and invested lots of money to now unplug  and unsubscribe?

I couldn’t for the life of me understand or make logical sense of His request.

However, one thing I have learned is not to say ‘no’ to God’s leading, even if it makes absolutely no sense to me or anyone else for that matter.

I’m sure there were a ton of people wondering what in the world was happening to me.

Granted, my initial decision was propelled by a disappointing incident with someone I really admired and respected.

If truth be told, I practically idolized this “successful” person, which I’m sure grieved the Lord.

However, when I look back now, I realized God allowed it to happen because He is in the process of teaching me something major.

You see, I was falling for man’s prescriptions for success. I did learn from the best, yet somehow, God was not prospering my efforts. Why? Because He doesn’t want me following man’s formulas, prescriptions or strategies for success.

He wants me to trust Him. He wants me to stop looking at man and start looking at Him. The author and finisher of my faith.

God is my promoter, not people, no matter how famous, successful, influential, popular and in demand they are.

“For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up.”  Psalm 75:6-7

God told me He would bring the people He wants reading my blog posts. He told me not to strive or chase, but to write what He tells me and leave the rest to Him.

I said ‘yes’ because I truly want to live an abundant and supernatural life with God. I don’t want to follow the way of the world. I don’t want to follow man’s schemes for success. I don’t want to chase after anything or anyone, but God.

As a result of my obedience and relinquishing it all, I am getting more subscribers to my blog now than ever before without even trying.

God is faithful and well, if we follow Him and do things His way, we honestly can’t lose.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33

Won’t you follow Him today?

  • Anita

    Wow! I really needed to read this. So often I forget that GOD is the one who wants me to write and he’ll be my agent, my leader and my guide. Thank you.

  • Sometimes it is so hard to understand when He asks us to do something that doesn’t make sense. Looking back, I always see there were reasons why He did. I’m proud of you for doing something that others don’t understand. I believe trusting and doing what He wants for you is so important. Keep up the great work. (I still miss seeing your face online and friendly interaction, but totally understand!)

    • Yes, it is hard to understand His ways. But little by little, I’m trying to listen more closely and just go with it. I’m learning a lot in this process. I miss you too, but I honestly believe I’m on the right path. 🙂 Hugs.

  • Great post, Pilar. God is constantly reminding me not to chase after other peoples formula for success. He’s got a specific plan and path just for me.

    • Amen, amen, well said my dear sweet sister. So true!

  • Well, Pilar, I just left a comment on your latest post and then I read this. And while you are missed, I completely understand. I often find myself putting too much time and energy into the social aspect of Twitter, Facebook, etc. And while I enjoy the friendships and camaraderie, I have to be careful not to spend too much time there, rather than focusing upon my writing.

    And yes, I agree, will we do things man’s way or God’s way.

    Blessings to you!

    • It is a struggle. Blessings to you too my friend. I appreciate your reading and commenting.

  • It is also very time consuming to try to be on all the social networking sites. I expect others may follow your lead.