Is blogging really worth all the time I put into it, or don’t put into it? That’s a question I have pondered many times.
I sit here and think why am I really here. I started during some on-line Bible studies with Proverbs 31.Org because they had a weekly blog hop, and I loved writing about what I was learning. At some point they did away with the weekly blog hop, and I continued to blog about life and studies and recipes and joined other hops like this one.
I have dreams of one day writing a children’s book. I even have a few words written, but the subject I was writing about died, and so did those dreams. I know that a book may never happen now with the busyness of life, and it has been hard to even think about writing because of the loss.
I don’t know how bloggers do it all. Honestly I see so many in business, having books published and sometimes I feel so far behind. I have occasionally wished I was as far along, because a woman in her mid sixties is thinking how much more time will I be able to continue. But it is in these times I hear the Lord whisper to me and I know I am exactly where He planned for me to be, and this is all in His timing, not mine.
TODAY I know why I continue to blog. It’s not about me. It’s not about fame. It’s not about publishing a book. It’s not about followers. It’s all about Him. It’s about me becoming to know and love Him more. It’s an audience of one even if no one else ever clicks on my posts. It’s about leaving a legacy so my kids, grandkids and future generations know a little more about who I am or was, and a whole lot more about Him. It’s about maybe touching one heart here and there. It’s about my friends and family coming to visit (maybe), and just perhaps they will receive a little encouragement exactly when they need it.
It is ALL about my my Lord. It’s not about me, and where I want to be. It’s why I blog and continue even in those drought times when the words don’t come. I come here, open my laptop, and hope the words that He would have me share will come to life and touch my heart and others.
May my story be HIS story! Not unto me Lord, but unto you!
YES, YES, YES blogging really is WORTH it!
Welcome to Five-Minute Friday #FMF. This week’s prompt provided by our host, Kate Motaung is worth. This is a free-write – not editing, no over-thinking, just write for five minutes.
Thank you Kate Motaung. Your prompts make it so much easier to blog.