This is something I often ask myself!
Why do I write?
Why do I put my life on the net for all to see?
Why do I put myself out there, week after week, month after month?
At Declare Conference, we were told that we are Digital Evangelists!
I love that!
Not just women who write a bunch of words on a page, but actually, it is so much more than that. It is our job to show the cyber world who Jesus is, and how He can transform their life. To give them hope when they feel they have none and to let them know someone believes in them!
That is the motivation that keeps me going. On those tough days where it feels like I am writing, but no one is reading. On the days where I wear my heart on my sleeve, make myself vulnerable, open up myself for the whole world to see and not one comment, click or like!
Please hear me, I am not doing this for the world’s approval and I am not seeking fame and fortune. I am doing this in obedience to God.
Week after week I type out whats on my heart, press the send button and pray that whoever reads it will see God in what I write. That by living my life honestly and authentically, I can encourage others to do the same. But seriously, every now it gets super lonely out here and I do wonder why I am doing this! It is nice to get encouragement from people, someone, anyone! To know that my words are touching a heart. That my openness and honesty are not just floating out there somewhere in cyberspace, but actually making a difference in someone’s world.
I came across a woman during the week who does what I do. She gets why I do it, and she is doing the same thing. Yay, she is one of my people! I immediately felt a connection with her beautiful heart and so reached out to her.
She wrote just what I was feeling and so instead of rewriting what she so eloquently put, I will be sharing it on next weeks blog.
So until next week, it is my prayer that my words would encourage, inspire and challenge you to be all God has called you to be.