I was asked today why I blog…….
I had to sit there a minute and reflect. Why do I blog? I hear a whole range of answers in the voices of my mind. Flash backs of times friends or family members call and their words jumble themselves into critical and concerned statements.
To gain attention. To seek love. To embarrass. To sound good. To impress. And my personal favorite….. Why on earth would you admit/say that?!?!
My answer was simply to be transparent. If someone can see themselves in something I write and God is prevailed then what does it matter what I say or admit?? I want God to gain the glory not me. I allow myself to be transparent in order for God to be seen.
Quite frankly, putting on a mask pretending all is well with my life is just plain exhausting and well blogging has helped to to realize that we are all broken in this broken world.
I want people to realize that God and His love is all around us and that we must seek—- intentionally seek Him. That is where the healing and real living begins.
It used to bother me when someone I love and respect became critical of a blog post. I have even allowed those remarks to reform my style and topics. Was I catering to their fears of people knowing the truth or was it used by God to refocus on being transparent in other areas? That is a question I must reflect upon.
Look, all I know is one fateful day God spoke and I heard, “speak and motivate.” And it is my prayer that I am doing so…..