I’m still not finished with the project (unfortunately!) but thought it might be helpful to post some of my entries here.
My first blogging problem was just forcing myself to put my writing out there for the world to see. Here’s one of my first journal entries on the subject. I’ll put it in a chart form so it’s easier to read.
3/4/12 Journal Entry (Note: If you’re not familiar with this type of journaling, you can read about it here: Truth Journaling.)
|1. Who am I kidding? I can’t do this.
|I can’t – this is very true – but God can. If I take the time to pray until He gives me an idea, I’ll be able to write. This is important. I’ve got to remember I can’t write without Him so that writing without praying would be like writing without a computer or a pen – ridiculous! (Unfortunately, I don’t always remember this.)
|2. It’s far too embarrassing.
|Only if I let it be. The more I get in the habit of seeing myself through God’s eyes, the less I’ll be embarrassed.
|3. I’m too bad of a writer.
|His strength is made perfect through my weakness. Why would I need to be a great writer when I have the Word as my helper? Ridiculous!
|4. Nothing will ever come of it.
|Ahh – I’m looking at this from a worldly perspective. God will do whatever He wants with it. And His purposes are far better than my purposes.
|5. People are laughing at me behind my back because I’m such a bad writer.
|Probably not many. Maybe 5 or 10%, if that. But it doesn’t matter. Am I willing to be embarrassed for God? Yes – and I should expect it. All the men of the Bible had to suffer to follow God. Should I expect anything less?
|6. They think I’m presumptuous for thinking I have something to say.
|People always think exhorters are presumptuous. Yes, it might have been easier having a different gift, but this is what God has given me. So be it.
|7. They don’t like my blog.
|Most people don’t know about it. Some really like it and some don’t. If I want to increase blog followers, I’ll need to be more active about it.
I always feel better after I truth journal. It’s a great way to capture my thoughts and carry them captive to Christ.
I’ll post more entries when I get back from my two-week break. I was planning to do them all this week, but then I thought, that’s crazy, this is my chance to get ahead! So I’ll continue the journal entries on November 12th, God willing.