For the past two years, other than Jesus, family, and friends, my life has revolved around one main thing- blogging! Blogging has quickly become my passion and something that makes me want to wake up early and work harder than I have ever worked on a job before! Have you ever experienced something like that? I sure hope so!
Blogging has also become my career aspiration, and I hope to achieve that goal within the next couple of years. But regardless of how long that dream takes, there are two very important components to why I blog, and when it's all said and done, those two reasons are the heart and soul of why I should keep doing it.
Since I am a Christian Lifestyle blogger, the majority of my posts are dedicated to encouraging women to be the best version of themselves through God's strength, and for God's glory. I want them to know who they are (or can be) in Christ, and that they are loved and cherished. I want them to be inspired to live well, to make the most of life, and to make decisions based on the truth and wisdom of God.
That is my mission. I don't want to see women making decisions that will destroy their lives and take them further and further away from God. Instead, I want to see them flourish and run towards God at all times. I know not everyone is going to run towards God, but if I can play a part in being an encouragement, I am thankful. This is the first reason I blog.
To Be TaughtThe second reason was not something I anticipated at the start of this journey. You see, something happens when I blog. God often takes the words that I am typing and uses them to convict me of/teach me something. I can be writing a post or interacting with a reader and all of a sudden it's as if God taps me on the shoulder and says, "Kristin, I actually want you to learn this lesson".
I never expected to learn from my own writings, but then again, God is full of surprises. I am sure this isn't how it is for every Christian blogger, but it certainly is something that God uses in my life to inspire change and correction.
There's something humbling (and a little freaky) about hearing my own words being whispered back into my heart at just the opportune time.
So while I set out to help others, God also uses blogging to help me.
There's a Lesson Here
But what does all of this have to do with you? Why should you even care about why I blog or what God teaches me from my own blogging journey?
The answer, dear friends, is that whether you are a blogger, a cashier, a government official, a garbage man, or a hair stylist, God will use you where you are at to help others if you seek Him and look for opportunities. That's truth number one. And truth number two? He will also use what you are doing for Him to grow you, too. He will often feed you through you feeding others. And as you proclaim truth to others, God will probably be right there in your ear, proclaiming truth to you, too.
Listen for God's voice, know the truth from His word, and allow Him to convict, teach, guide, and grow you through the things you do each day.