I'm always amazed that the Lord allows me to do anything for Him. I'm so undeserving of all the blessings He showers over me. Before I get to that, let me share something with you.
I was reading Shannon at Rocksinmydryer.net and she wrote about blogging and pulling back ,,…. well, take a look at what she has to say here's her post . The post made me take account of my life. I do struggle to keep it all in check, but I'm at a place in my life where I have more time for fun things. And I gave up housework, cooking and laundry…. none of which I miss.
The post challenged me, but it was a comment that struck me right in the heart. One reader (or is it commenter… oh whatever) wrote that she'd heard (whew, this is third of forth hand information) it said that the bloggy world is just like high school all over again with the popular girls getting all the hits.
I was shocked. Not because I didn't believe, but because I did. I had to take a moment and take stock of my life. Why do I do this whole blogging thing? Is it for my glory or for His?
When I started on this journey I committed it to Him. I asked the Lord for direction and for guidance. I wanted to make sure that while I was having fun, I was also honoring Him.
I'm not the most popular blogger — hey, I'm not even in the top 100. I have some faithful friends who read my blog and I ADORE them! Most are dear friends! I have readers who never post, but I would love to hear from because I could add them to my friend roster. Can you tell I'm overwhelming to people? I just adore friends and friendships!
I tell you all of this — about the popular bloggers and how I'm not one of them– to share something.
I'm the new official blogger for Extraordinary Women Conferences! How cool is this God we serve! I'm so humbled and blown away by this opportunity. There are amazing speakers, musicians and all manner of talented folk who are connected with this group. Me? Whoa God! are you sure? Maybe you have the wrong blog? But He doesn't make mistakes, so here I am.
Most of you know that I blog for the Girls' Get Away Cruise and was able to go on the cruise in February and I'm Cruisin' Again in 2010. I don't know why the Lord chooses to use me in this way, but I'm awestruck that He does. And humbled to serve Him in any way that I can.
I tell you this not to brag on myself. It's nothing of me. I'm not the blogger with the most hits or the best photographer. I'm not the most awe-inspiring wordsmith. I'm just me, a sinner save by grace who's blessed to serve the Lord through this blogging medium. I tell you this to encourage you.
Trust God. He's got a plan for everything in your life — and that even includes that blog. Commit it to Him. He will take you where you need to be. Some He will give huge readerships. Some will go on Compassion International Blogging Trips. Some will continue to write for Him in their personal blogs. It's not about the number of hits or the places you go, it's about serving the Lord.
I'm blown away by His grace and I'm awestruck that this little blog is allowing me to serve my sisters across the country. To God be the Glory!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will guide your heart. Proverbs 3:5-6