Well, we've made it. I say we because I've prayed about this moment a lot. I've prayed for you a lot. If that sounds creepy or cultish, ignore it. I simply mean that I'm glad you here and I hope we can become friends because of it.
As soon as I paid for my domain name and trusted God with doing this, I've felt like throwing up a bit.
I am fairly new to this blogging world. I started my adventure over at Missional Women. And I am learning so very much. I am beyond thankful for that wonderful team of contributors whom I get to learn from weekly.
I think this blog post has a lot more pressure than any of the other ones I will write from here on out. Maybe because this has to be the one that "sets the bar" or no one will ever come back.
But the truth is, I have to not care if people come back. Do I want to grow this blog into something great? I would be lying if I said no to that. But...
I tell myself that before everything that I write. On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and now here too. I. Write. For. GOD. not followers.
In all honesty, I tell myself that for likes, retweets and favorites too. They're not liking me, they're liking God's creation, HIS kingdom, HIS truth.
The way I force myself to stay Desperately Dependent on Him? I ask for His help and then I remind myself with everything I do.
As I get on the light rail in Denver, CO, I step on here for God.
As a professor drones on about a syllabus, I do that for God too.
It's like seeing the world through a whole different lens. A For-God lens.
Next thing I know, I'm waiting in line for GOD, buying groceries and cleaning my apartment for God.
So, as much as I would like to say welcome and come back every week! And I'll become a world famous blogger. That's not what I'm going to do. I'm in this for God's glory not my own. And I have to remind myself of that hourly.
I need to remain Desperately Dependent on Him, or this is all for nothing.
Am I the only one that struggles with this? Have you started a blog or different craft and have to constantly remind yourself that this adventure isn't about us? But, how we can use our gifts to glorify Him? As we learn to trust Him in everything?
Hello & Welcome!