Go now, write it on a tablet for them inscribe it on a scroll that for the days to come it may be an everlasting witness. Isaiah 30:8 (NIV)
Between reading this post by the Writing Sisters at Blogs by Christian Women and seeing this verse above my thoughts have been drawn back to this whole blogging world. When I typed out the first few lines on my original blogger blog, I had no expectations. No expectations that others would read the ramblings I wrote and I had very little expectation of myself. Being the quiet, keep things to myself type of person that I am, I am not sure other than it being a nudge from God why I would dare cast my words out into the sea of the vast world-wide web. Yet somehow I wanted to capture these swirling thoughts as I grappled with questions, doubts, and frustrations. As I have journey on the path to uncover spiritual truths, I have met some wonderful blogging friends. It has been a beautiful surprise.
Yet I have also found myself dancing awkwardly in this maze of social media, statistics and blog link-ups. You see I have often struggled with feelings of not being enough. I know I’m not alone in this defeatist temple talk. I have read several posts just this past week that have mentioned similar struggles. If I’m not careful about where I choose to focus my eyes, I see evidence of where I’m not quite measuring up.
And then I am reminded this place was never driven by numbers but was push by the wind and whisper of God. That is what keeps bringing me back to this place even when I feel as if I have nothing left to pour, again I go back unto the living water so that I may drink some more.
It’s Him that I hope you dear readers see within the ramblings. Oh my souls feels thirsty for the living God again. So many wells we attempt to carve out and drink from for ourselves. No matter how good it feels initially they always leave us parched.
The Danger of Losing Our Why
1. We began to focus on the wrong metrics.
2. We develop an attitude of ungratefulness for what we have already.
3. We begin to draw back from expressing our unique voice.
Why did you start blogging? Has your purpose in blogging changed since you started?