Wayneche Watson called by God to vlog
In April of this year, counsellor and content creator Wayneche “Che” Watson received an opportunity to return home from England to work in the mental health profession. It was a step of faith and obedience to return as she pictured her life abroad.
The vlogger has launched the YouTube Channel Life Che’s Way. Ms Watson’s first few videos document her move back home from the United Kingdom to Bermuda.
Ms Watson’s inspiration for creating this channel was solely being obedient to a calling from God.
She said: “A couple of years ago God asked me to start it, but where I was in life regarding my insecurities, which are still there, I just was not ready. I said, ‘absolutely not God, I’m not ready to put myself out there like that’.
“When I left England, two of my friends came over and said I needed to do YouTube.”
Her friends asked her what she was waiting for and urged her to go ahead.
Ms Watson said: “Although that conversation only lasted a couple of minutes, I made up my mind and said OK Lord, I am heading back home. Let us just do content on that. We will start from there and we will continue.”
Not wanting to procrastinate on the calling to enter into the world of content creation, and despite navigating her insecurities, Ms Watson decided to “do it scared”, and began her channel with the equipment she already owned.
“There was no preparation; I decided I was going to do it,” she said. “I got confirmation that I was moving back to Bermuda and I just turned on my camera. I already knew how to edit from different projects I’ve done before.
“I was familiar with the software. I had a good phone, and already had a ring light and certain equipment from other things I had worked on. I just started. I went from there and the confidence just came.”
Ms Watson documents various aspects of her life to share with others while organically weaving in faith and spiritual lessons.
She loves watching Christian vloggers.
“Sometimes in this Christian journey, especially as a young person, you want to live this Christian lifestyle, but you don’t often get to see a lot of young people practically living that out,” she said.
“You don’t see a lot of people who are OK with saying ‘no, I don’t go to parties and this is actually what I do instead’. So, in a sense, I’m changing the narrative of what being a Christian means and staying true to its values.”
Ms Watson’s approach is to experience the gospel in the nuance of everyday experience. Discussing the way her audience and community engage with her content Ms Watson said: “I would want my audience to be inspired, to laugh, and to realise that Jesus is for everybody.
“He is in the small, everyday things. He is in friendships. He is in when you walk around the beach, or when you are driving to work. I want you to just have fun and do it scared.”
She has had some technical challenges.
“As much as I am enjoying this journey, there are hurdles,” she said.
Her laptop crashed almost as soon as she started vlogging. She wondered if God was trying to send her a message that she should not do the vlog. She decided that wasn’t it. She even thought maybe she was upsetting the Devil by being obedient to God.
“There is a blessing in upsetting the Devil because it means you are a threat to him and a threat to his work,” she said. “So as unfortunate as it is that my laptop is down, it is a blessing to know I am on the right track in that case.”
Ms Watson felt conflicted picking the name Life Che’s Way for her vlog.
“In reality, my life is not my way,” she said. “I have completely given up my life. I am just here to do what God asks me to do and when he tells me to stop I will stop.
“If he doesn’t tell me to stop and this goes completely in a way that I never thought it would have gone, I would just be honoured.
“I’m honoured to be on this journey. I’m honoured where my life is right now, I’m honoured to be in this place and trusting in God by moving home even when all the puzzle pieces are not put together. It’s an honour and I’m grateful for the obedience.”