Yep, I almost almost deleted this blog yesterday. I thank God I came back to my senses though because let’s be honest I just love to blog. Lol.
Before I started this blog I had been wanting to start putting my writing out there since around 2012. But I had to take time out to grow and learn more about the God I very much love(d). Last year seemed like the perfect time to start this blog, and so I did, and it has been an awesome ride. I have loved every moment of it and I’m so grateful that God gave me this gift and this platform. I honestly don’t take it for granted, and I still find it amazing that someone out there would take time to read what I’ve written. It’s humbling.
But if I’m honest, I don’t always feel this great. One of those moments occurred yesterday, where I just felt like quiting. I had a subject I wanted to write about, in fact I had A few ideas I wanted to write about but I was so tired from other things that I have going on in my life and what came to mind in that moment was “if all this writing is so much work, why not just delete the blog”. To be honest for a moment it felt like a great thought.
Until I got to think over it after having a discussion with a friend about my writing. I was telling him about my plans to write a book one day, hopefully soon. And he asked me a simple question that I did not have an answer to “what are you going to write about?” After thinking for a minute I simply told my friend “I don’t know” and then he went on to ask me another question that I didn’t have an answer to either “what are you passionate about?”
See the reason I failed to answer this question is not because I don’t have anything i am passionate about, in fact if you know me you know there is a ton of things that I’m passionate about.
But something about my friend’s question that made me think over and over again especially with regards to deleting this blog. As I mentioned earlier I always wanted to have a blog, and the reason for that is that I wanted to convey what I’m passionate about. Yes I am passionate about a lot of things but nothing beats the number one thing rather number one somebody. And that person is Jesus.
I love to write about Jesus Christ, my redeemer, my friend, my comforter, my rock and my all in all. That’s why I write, that’s why I started this blog, so I can tell people about this God I love so much. And sometimes I get discouraged by petty things. But he keeps me going, the same way he keeps on inspiring the continuation of this blog and about all the continuation of my walk with him.
Some closing thoughts: I just wanted to encourage you all, if you are going through some tough times and feel like giving up. Or maybe your walk with Christ is not where you want it to be, don’t give up.
“for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13
“but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. “- Yesaya 40 verse La 31 (s/o to Lawi ?)