Just want to jump on here, and thank everyone again for your support. From the numbers I’ve been seeing, more people have been stopping by, and reading the posts. I’m please to add, this has been for both of my blogs.
God is at work, in my life, and in my heart.
Which leads me to say this. God has been humbling my spirit. I’m not the vainest person, but I know I struggle with vanity in different aspects of my life. Parts of me wonder if I should even post this, out of embarrassment of admitting the truth.
Sometimes I struggle with desiring recognition.
I do want people to see God’s hand in my work. I want MANY people to be affected by my writing. One reason for helping me become a writer, as a way to finically support my family, but most of all for them to hear the word of God. For encouragement, support, and the curiosity to get to know God more.
God has been teaching me it isn’t about focusing on numbers. It isn’t about focusing on how many people comment or don’t comment. But it is about reaching out to other bloggers. Finding people who share some of the same interests as me. Becoming part of the community I am surrounded by, and supporting their work.
It’s about using what God has given me as a talent for Him to refine. Putting myself out there because the beginning numbers are most important.
And for the moments in my life when I have lost focus on that, when I’ve lost focus on you the reader, I apologize.
You see, you all show me this is the path God wants me to be on. All I’ve ever wanted to do is reach out to the reader, the individual.
I refuse to make myself out to sound perfect on paper. I will boast in my weakness to you all as witnesses, and to God so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Whatever I achieve, I want to achieve with grace, and more so with a focus on Christ. Not myself. God reminds me that these are the moments to remember. When instead of being grateful for 1,000+ views, which I don’t have at this time, to be grateful during the times I get 13 views. That’s a good day for me. And I share this for those who question themselves as writers and question the numbers.
I’ve had less, and I’ve had none. I know there are some bloggers out there who do not relate to this, and there are some who can. For those who can relate, I tell you, “Don’t give up. Keep focused. Keep trying. If you make a difference to one person, then you’ve changed someone’s day. You’ve made a difference. ”
That’s the whole point. To make a difference is to stand out. We just make it more complicated on ourselves sometimes and lose focus.
God is using the good and bad days to teach me. He is guiding my eyes to Him, and not to stats. And for the new bloggers, I’ve met and chatted to, thank you for opening up your heart.
Thank you for being an inspiration.
Thank you for sharing a part of your world with everyone else.