Monday, March 28, 2011

Why doing your part matters more than you know: Part One

I have this really silly friend. She just started a new blog a couple of weeks ago in an effort to be an encouragement to moms. Within a month she had over 5,000 hits on her blog and 70 some followers. WHAT THE HECK!?! This blog that you are reading right now...yeah...I count as one of my 7 followers! :) People showed up out of the wood work to read her blog, and daily they tell her how much her writing has meant to them. I got on her blog today to read this...
"so i'm puttering around on facebook and i see a couple links posted by friends - their favorite christian author's blog, a friend's blog, another amazing Godly woman's blog and then that creepy little voice starts rattling in my head. (i can't stand that voice) "wow. these women are awesome. i mean, they're really REALLY good. there are SO MANY amazing writers, amazing women out there. what the heck am i doing just adding another blog to the mix? what's the point?" i was discouraged. i clicked on a link that led me to another link of another website and their amazing stories and i was overwhelmed by just how much wisdom and talent and really cool stuff was out there. again i hear "i mean seriously, what ARE you doing? God doesn't need you doing this - it's been covered. it's been addressed. just move on."
Sounds silly, doesn't it? What? It doesn't sound silly? Do you want to know why it doesn't sound silly? Because we ALL do this! That's why! I mean, we don't all have people flocking to a blog we are trying to create, but we ALL struggle with some level of insecurity when we decide to put ourselves out there and do something bold for His sake. By the end of her post she was clearly on the right track...trusting God's plans for her, and diligently setting one foot in front of the other as she has felt led to do. (If you are interested in reading this post in its entirety, you can go here.) I am not concerned for my friend's spiritual well-being...she is obviously on the right track. I'm going to tell you why I think that tomorrow after I have gotten a good night's sleep. :) Cliff hanger. Sorry. I gotta get some sleep tonight though.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Cliff hangers...I hate them! :)