So, if you have been following, or reading any of my blog for the last two and a half years you know I have a passion for writing. I write at least one piece per day! Most days it is somewhere between 2 and 5. This is piece number 2 for the day.
I am feeling much better after my flu-like episode this morning, thank you all for caring. Especially to my wife and my editor, who both said, ‘we’ve told you this before, water, water, water!’ And today, I will agree, I definitely need to replace the water.
But, that is not where my original thought was for this piece. After two and a half years of blogging, I am definitely climbing the mountain. And God has had a message for me over the past 24-hours because I have now heard it THREE TIMES!! Isn’t it amazing how God works in 3’s? The message was, ‘You’ll be blogging along, maybe not even on a clear path and then BOOM!! There will be an explosion that will catapult your blog into destinations never reached before! This could be a spike in numbers that will now remain constant, or it could be new countries viewing on a more consistent basis. All of a sudden, it will happen!’ And I have had this message 3 times in less than 24-hours now!!
So, now the work really begins. I want to clarify the point of my blog. But, what is that point?! As I type these words, I don’t even know. Maybe that’s the point. Maybe it’s a blog about the journey. And to most people it will look like it’s lost, but it will be following a clear path to some.
I am all about people. I am all about relationships. God has really been working on me lately with love the lost and the least. The ones the world casts aside, I have been having opportunities to share compassion. At first, I didn’t see it as a blessing. I treated people the way the world does. You? You want to speak to me? You think you have anything I need? Yeah, hard to believe, even just a few short months, or even weeks if we are being honest, I had these thoughts.
Working at Walmart I see a large number of the people our world likes to pick on. Ever seen peopleofwalmart.com? That site is absolutely reprehensible!! Jesus said, Anything you do to the least of these, you do also to me. We crucified Christ on His first trip to Earth, and now we continue to re-nail Him to the cross and beat Him repeatedly with how we treat people!
So, I think that may be the point of my blog to hone it in. I think it always has been honed into people and relationships, but my editor says otherwise. So, I am trying a new tactic with this post. I am not looking for feedback, although, I am sure my editor will have some. If you have constructive criticisms about my blog, I would love to hear them. It is how we get better, right?
The truth is, I want to be a writer. That’s why I post here every single day. Today, I am sick. And yet, I blog. I blog for you. I blog for anyone who needs to know that even when the times are tough and your own mind wants to mess you up, don’t let it!! Stay the course. Fight the fight you have. We’re all in this together.