Wrong Motives

 You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.

James 4:2-3

I’m not going to lie. I’ve been so obsessed with my stats on here that I seem to have forgotten the real reason for blogging.

I’ll log on, hoping to see lots of “views” and “comments” and there aren’t many. A post I’m certain would draw lots of views doesn’t and posts I think aren’t my best writing end up more popular.

When I created this blog way back in 2012, I believe, I just wrote sporadically and never anything worth much….It was in 2017 when I got right again with the Lord that I truly took off with this blog.

It’s been 4 years since I changed this blog around. My desire is to be able to reach out to people and let them know that God loves them and that He is all they need!

I’m ashamed I have become curious more about why my blog isn’t growing than I am about sowing that seed and letting God do the watering in someone’s life.

I apologize.

I published posts every single day in July and was going for another month in August and I just realized it’s not about how many posts I publish. If I’m writing for the wrong reasons, if I’m just concerned with the stats then I’m doing something wrong. I’m not honoring God with this attitude.

I am not going to stop posting but I AM going to stop publishing every single day until I am writing to truly reach other people and not concerned so much with the stats.

 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

2 Timothy 2:22

 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men

Colossians 3:23

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes
but the Lord weighs the spirit. 

Proverbs 16:2

 We can pretend that we are choosing certain actions for God or the benefit of others, when in reality we have selfish reasons. God is not fooled by our selfishness and is “a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).


2 thoughts on “Wrong Motives”

  1. Stats can be such a temptation. Engagement can become a temptation, especially as a way we “affirm” ourselves. Like, if I am doing really well than clearly I’m on the right path. I used to do this. But the reality is silence can a good thing. Smaller numbers can be a good thing. I always have to remind myself when I first started ANY number was a good number. If I’m not content, then the numbers won’t matter, they will never be good enough. And as you rightly stated, it’s not about numbers. It’s about the truth of Jesus Christ. ❤

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