You, my friend, have something to say. You are created with a purpose all your own, with a story written into your DNA that only you can tell.
Do you believe this – that He has given you a voice? Do you believe you have a story? Do you believe He is working in you? Do you believe your vulnerability — your trusting Him with your words — will bring forth something amazing? Do you believe you are enough?
You are beautiful.
You do have a voice.
You are His beloved.
You are perfectly enough.
You are a work of His creation, designed exquisitely in His image, to communicate, with that heart of yours, His words He gives.
Isn’t that, at our core, why we blog?
The ‘why we blog’ question might bring to mind the word “mission” or “ministry”. The purpose might be to generate income, or to share a personal passion with the world. But, at the core of it all, the motivation for blogging stems from one thing: The Father gives each of us a language, all our own – His voice in us — to share.
So we do.
We blog because we must.
We blog because we believe it glorifies Him and brings healing, through Him, if we entrust these words He’s given us, poured into our hearts, and share, with our family, in Christ.
We blog because we trust that He shapes our hearts when we write.
We blog because finding words to articulate ourselves helps bring us closer to Him and helps us to process the work He is doing in us.
We blog because our hearts written down might model, for His children how, in whatever place they are, they have a voice, a story, a passion to give up to Him, too.
We blog because we can’t keep His words in us to ourselves. We blog because we believe that by hitting “publish” and sending His words in us for the world to see, that He will carry the message to whom it is meant.
We blog because we have been given a gift and we can’t hold it in. To accept the gift, we must give it back, on His terms. He has a good plan, and we believe it.
We blog because we were made for this.
He is the giver of all good things. He gives — and for us to keep the gifts locked up, squandered away, the talent buried in the ground, what glory is that? What obedience is that? What faith is that? (Matthew 25:14-30)
And friend, in the act of surrender, in our blogging, He translates our hearts. It is an act of obedience to trust Him with our words, trusting that our surrendering them, for His glory, will bring healing, through Him.
There is a beauty in vulnerability, in rawness, in hearts stripped bare – for then, we are desperate for Him, and we can be used, for His glory.
We feel most alive, most filled up by Him, when we do.
With what He gives, give back to Him, for His kingdom, and He will multiply the gift, in us. He will use it.
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 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. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:14-16).
You have a story – one that continues to unfold, growing richer, with more healing, more beauty, with each word you surrender.
Only you can tell the story the Father writes on your heart. He makes you an author of your life, with each action you take, each word you express. Deciphering the life-story, articulating, through language, the life He gives, is for you to do.
This post shared by Jennifer Camp, a contributor for Sisters In Bloom. You can find Jennifer blogging at You Are My Girls, where she writes to remember the truth of her identity in the Father’s eyes and to encourage other women to remember this as well.