Fair warning: this post is about to get raw and super honest. But, honesty is the best policy, you know. So, here we go.
Hey, dear friends. I know, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. And I suppose there are a few reasons for that.
Life has been incredibly busy the last 8 or 9 months. Have you ever been in a place in your life where you felt like you blinked and you missed an entire season? That’s how I feel about winter and spring (even though, it’s still technically spring).
I didn’t entirely mean to not blog. I’m really not kidding when I say things got so busy that the weeks just flew by. I suppose life has a way of doing that sometimes.
But, I can’t really make that statement, leave it at that, and be completely truthful about why I haven’t blogged lately.
I just… I just got to the point where I didn’t want to do it anymore. Kind of asked myself, “What’s the point?”
I know. I know. If you followed along since the beginning, you’re probably shaking your head at me and thinking, “Wow, how hypocritical.”
And, friend, you have a right to say that. I’ve thought it about myself, too. Especially since I’ve been over here blogging about how you, dear reader, have a purpose and you need to use your skills for the glory of the Kingdom.
You do have a purpose. And you do need to use your skills for the Kingdom of God.
And I, friend, need to take my own advice.
Here’s What Happened
So, like I said, life got busy. And sometimes, when we’re preoccupied with things that absolutely have to get done, that’s when we start to lose focus of the things that really matter.
At first, I had trouble finding the time to sit down at my computer and blog. I didn’t make it a priority and it definitely wasn’t at the top of the To-Do list.
It wasn’t long after that I started to feel like my efforts to spread the Good News of the Gospel through this blog was a complete waste of effort.
And then, I started to question it. What was the point?
So, I let months pass by without logging into my blog. I let months pass by without sitting down to fully study the Word. (Don’t take that as I haven’t been reading scripture every day. I have. I just haven’t dug as deep into it as I should have.)
And I let months pass by feeling like I wasn’t much use to helping grow the Kingdom of God.
I somehow let the Devil convince me that I’m insignificant. Unimportant. And useless.
And, I believed those things.
Here’s the Truth, Though
Over the course of the last few weeks, conversations with friends have really forced me to consider why I live my life the way I do and why I won’t partake in certain things.
The answer boils down to this: Jesus saved me from a life of sin, a life of misery, and an eternity in Hell. I have the responsibility to show others the path to the Cross, too.
And for me, part of that responsibility lies in blogging about the Gospel. For you, that might look different. I don’t know what it is you’ve been called to do, but you know.
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When you’re not doing what the Lord has asked of you, you’re not being a blessing or a help to others. And you’re certainly not getting the help you need, either.
You know, the help you so desperately need and would likely receive, if you were doing what the Lord had asked of you.
And so, we begin again…
A few weeks ago, the Lord spoke to my heart and nudged me to start blogging again. I wrestled with it, mostly for the same reasons why I wrestled with starting a blog to begin with. Dumb reasons, I’m sure.
But, I know if the Lord asked me to do something, I better do it.
Since honesty is the best policy, I’ll be truthful: I don’t know if this blog actually helps anyone else, but me. And that’s okay, I suppose.
We’re not meant to know all of His plan. Sometimes, we’re not meant to get answers to some of the Why’s?. What fun would that be, anyway?
Friend, if you’ve been in a place like I was, or if you’re currently there, listen to me: Do whatever the Lord has asked you to do. There’s a purpose behind it, even if you don’t see it.
You are important. You are useful. And you are known.
Don’t ever let someone (either the enemy of our souls or another person) make you feel like your efforts to show others the way to Christ are useless. The world needs you and God has given you a job to do.
Don’t dull your light.
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