I read an interesting post by Stephen over at FracturedFaithBlog entitled Make Every Blog Count about our motivation behind blogging. Something he said really got me to thinking. He said:
Writers must have a purpose when they set pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. There must be a reason for the activity, a message that they want to impart. Writing without purpose leads to lazy language as we drift from sentence to sentence, meandering from one paragraph to the next.
In order to promote debate a blogger must be passionate about their subject matter.
Why do we blog? I know I’ve touched on this subject a couple of months ago but Stephen’s post really got me to thinking about it again.
Like Stephen said, we must be passionate about our subject matter. Am I passionate about my blog and its overall purpose? I’d like to think so, yes.
In my previous post on this subject matter, I mentioned that if I truly want to be a successful blogger, I must be committed. I can’t be half hearted. Do I truly want this? Is blogging something I really want to do? I must decide this. More importantly, is blogging something GOD wants me to do? THAT is the question I must answer.
I was listening to the Newsboys just a few minutes ago and their song “Shine” came on. I have always loved this song. The chorus definitely fits in with what I’m trying to write about this morning.
Make ’em wonder whatcha got.
Make ’em wish that they were not
On the outside looking bored.
Let it shine before all men.
Let em see good works and then
Let em glorify the Lord.
The purpose of this blog is to bring others to Jesus. I want others to see that ultimately it’s all about Jesus.
Matthew 5:14-16 says,
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
So my motivation, my goal, is to see others come to know Jesus. 🙂
Lately, I’ve been struggling with getting the words out. In fact, even as I’m writing this, I’m having to stop ever so often because the words just aren’t flowing like I’d like them to. But in the end I know that God will give me the right words to say. Because like I said, ultimately it’s all about Him.