When God called me to pursue full-time ministry in May 2015, I immediately felt the need to start documenting the journey through unchartered waters. Journaling could have sufficed, but, being a millennial, I wanted to publicly share this journey with others.
I began to pray about starting a blog, but felt God tell me that it wasn’t the right time, so I waited. After a year of waiting, the Lord confirmed through Scripture it was time to build the site and prepare content. Seven months later, it is time to launch Tailored by the Spirit!
So where did the name come from?
I started writing this post almost two years ago when I felt the Lord leading me to start a blog. The name is significant to my journey so I want to give you a little context to the meaning behind tailored spirit.
I am a word person. I love how words convey feelings, and how they can produce feelings by stringing the right words together. I love using metaphors and analogies to help make sense of hard concepts. But mostly, I love puns.
When I started to think of a name for the blog every ironic, clever pun ran through my mind- tailored by the Spirit stuck.I thought of tailored because it was a play on my name, Taylor, but it stuck because of the metaphors that were running through my head. So I researched what a tailor actually did…
A tailor is a person whose occupation is to make, repair, or alter clothing to fit the body as it was originally intended to.
A tailor can transform material that is too much, not enough, snagged, or has holes, and restores it back to its original purpose, improving its quality, and renewing its beauty.
When something is ‘tailor-made’ the tailor literally customizes a garment specifically to a person; it is original, one-of-a-kind, unique.
Ironically, during that season in my life, I was consumed with the freedom and transformation given by the Holy Spirit.
As I researched the origin of a tailor, and the incredible detail that goes into the work they do on a piece of fabric, I thought of 2 Corinthians 3:17-18,
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
I felt the Spirit say to me,
Taylor, this is what I do, and this is what I’m doing to your heart and your soul. I am tailoring you piece by piece in the likeness of Christ. Your heart, your soul, and your purpose, you are tailor-made.
To read the blog post on a tailored spirit click here