A Blogger's Aside...

Bloggers wonder about quitting. Or at least wonder ‘What am I doing? ..and WHY?!’

Why do some writers have stellar success –and quickly I might add- and others (yes, like me) must work to find every reader.

The task of ‘building readership’ weighs, heavy.

But do I need to do this?  Why? Because ‘other people’ have that?

Pardon me a moment while I look in the mirror and ask, “So Whaaaaaat?!?! Who CARES what other people do?!” I’m me. (Check out Kimberly Sullivan’s epiphany on the subject)

Over coffee, (always) a friend’s grin widens as she poses, 

“Do great writers become great 
from working hard at becoming great? 
… or is it a gift from God?” 

Stare fixed on trees outside, I imagine letting go.

What if I really would allow God to be the one to build what needs building?
Could I really be satisfied with His results, whatever they look like?

The burden lightens.

...Could I really be free to just write? To share?

Worry interjects, whispering, “What about making an income? What about work?! Doesn’t a person have to work at things?! Isn’t that just common sense??!”

But it’s motive. 
Always the heart that He sees…

Do I believe that God gave me this ability and the desire to share my journey so others may benefit?  Yes Lord.

Am I confident that God will provide everything we need? Yes Lord.

Do I trust His leading? Will He guide me through each decision? Yes Lord, I believe.

Then it’s settled.

Ha. A deep sigh escaped when I typed that…

I will walk in faith; listen and wait for direction. Work steadily to continue writing – sharing – even if for an audience of one. He goes to a lot of trouble for one.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
      do not depend on your own understanding.
 Seek his will in all you do,
      and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5,6

Lord, help me value the small, the quiet, the ‘one’, as much as you do. Thank you for seeing my heart and caring about its state. Shape it to one that pleases you. Teach me to accept the circumstances you use to do it. Thank you Jesus! 


journeytoepiphany said...

This is soooo good. That's what I've been doing lately. I've been placing the burden where it belongs, with God. If it's His blog to begin with, He will have to bless the work of my hands....and I'll have to use my faith to believe that every person that is supposed to be reading will be. It is the Holy Spirit that draws men to Himself...not me. Thanks for confirming the unwritten part of my epiphany! :)

The Unknowngnome said...

WooHoo!!!!! You've got it!

Positively uplifting!

Remember some sow, some reap and the separation of the two is only six degrees of separation (4.74 if you believe facebook) if you care to see results. :)

"He goes to a lot of trouble for one" - so that none may be lost.

From The Heart Online said...

Journey: I nod along with your words, "it is the Holy Spirit... not me" Yes!

TUG: Thanks! You're right - if I care to see results, all I need to do is look around at what GOD is doing... excellent challenge ;)

The Unknowngnome said...

I'm apologize Kim. I wasn't trying to challenge you though my words now reading them sound so.

Journeytoepiphany said much better what I was trying to say.

From The Heart Online said...

No worries!! I treasure your insights and welcome your challenges. Words of gold they are. Incense. :)
(Prov 20:15, 12:26, 27:9)

~Heather said...

I LOVE this post! What a great reminder.

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