I had a bloggers blogging identity crisis the other day(s). With this big break I’ve taken from writing/blogging due to our house move/demo/renovation — while waiting for paint to dry — I’ve had time to think (and yes, time to repeat and repeat and repeat Psalm 119. I’m slowly hanging in there with that crazy plan). But the other day, in all of my thinking, I started wondering if blogging even mattered.
With me not having much time to sit and write out the blog posts that clog up my brain, I started thinking that maybe I just needed to hang it up, call it quits, pull the plug on this whole blogging thing. Because what does 400 words grouped together into a blog post actually do in the big, eternal scheme of things.
That’s when it hit me: water. Blog posts can be like a drink of water on a hot day when you’ve just run a marathon. Uphill. (I’ve never run a marathon but I imagine thirst happens.) Writing a blog post may not change the world. It may not even change a life. But it could shift a minute or two or three. It could quite possibly be something that God would graciously use to spur each of us on — to inspire us to take the next step by faith. Then maybe the next.
God using man to speak words that shift the atmosphere.
Why does all that matter to you? Well, I want to encourage you to keep on. God has gifted each of us for the good of the whole. If we stop walking in the things He lays out for us to do, someone beside us will start getting a little thirsty.
You and I aren’t called to individually change the world; we’re empowered to spur each other on in the journey that we call today. One cup of water to the next. One reflection and outpouring of Jesus’ love and power to the next.
So whether we’re mothering or wife-ing or loving on our friends (or our enemies) or teaching a Bible study or hosting a refugee or praying over the sick…or writing a blog post, however our God leads us in our moments, let’s keep on in faith. Let’s receive the sips of water that others offer. And let’s keep holding out a cup to the one running beside us.
Did I mention I’m speaking at a blogger’s conference this summer? Crisis diverted.
Fill me, Lord…
How has God given you a “drink of water” through another recently?