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Fraud

I just discovered that this is my 350th post! Not a significant number, really. But 350 posts IS a lot!

I mentioned in an earlier post that we should not let things like the number of views or comments or anything of the sort to take the place of God. When we allow ourselves to become consumed with blog traffic we are not putting our focus on the right thing.

I feel like a fraud. Because lately I’ve been consumed with my blog traffic and why I’m not getting much feedback. I want this blog to be successful. So I have been trying to figure out what I can change to make it better.

I started a second blog to separate my bookish reviews/tags/posts from the posts I have on this blog. This blog is primarily about talking about my faith and Jesus and everything He has done for me. It’s also about reaching out to the lost and introducing them to the Lord.  

But I’ve become so obsessed with bringing in the views and comments that I lost sight of what truly matters. Is this blog REALLY reaching out to others? Am I REALLY showing Christ’s love to others?

I’ve let the idol of obsession with blog traffic take God’s place as #1 in my life. I am ashamed of this. I became so focused on my view counts that I’ve forgotten what this blog is all about. And it’s right there in my title: All You Need is Jesus. 

He’s all anyone will ever need. So why do we reject Him sometimes? He suffered for us, bled for us, died for us. Shouldn’t we be grateful that He took our place on that cross! He is the ultimate Savior.

In the end, the blog traffic won’t matter. In the end, we will ultimately stand before Christ and wait to hear one of two things: “Welcome, my good and faithful servant.” OR “Depart from me….I never knew you.” I don’t know about you but those words are so scary.

It says in Matthew 7:21-23:

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

So why am I letting something as trivial as blog traffic affect my relationship with Christ?