Someone kicked me through this door, I’m quite sure of that. Firmly planted their foot on my backside and… pushed. Hard.
I wouldn’t have ventured into the unknown on my own. Not that I haven’t read blogs before–I subscribe to many. And not that I haven’t written or edited blog posts for someone else. I have. It’s much easier to write about what someone else tells you to write. And it’s even easier to edit what someone else has written.
My own blog. I’m solely responsible for filling the empty page with words. Should I be funny? Light-hearted? Should my thoughts be deep, inspiring? Convicting? Informative? Random? Or themed?
The unknown, then, is making my own decisions. Personal accountability. Being on my own. Ah, there it is. The source of the discomfort.
But I’m not on my own.
“I know I can do everything God asks me to do with the help of Christ who will give me the strength and power.” (Phil. 4:13)
I believe I’m a missionary. A “word” missionary. Taking God’s Word, through words, to others so that people will hear the life-saving message of Jesus Christ.
My life as a Christian writer hardly measures up against the talent and insight of other writers (who may or may not be great). But I know to NOT write is to disobey God’s instruction to me.
“Write my answer on a billboard, large and clear, so that anyone can read it at a glance and rush to tell the others .” (Habakkuk 2:2)
I’d say this is the modern-day billboard. And it was God’s foot on my backside. So here I go.
What has God called you to do? Are you doing it?