In many of the blogging training sessions I’ve listened through, professional bloggers state to write well, you must picture your audience as you write. This tip has helped me immensely in honing my craft.
As Christian bloggers, we each have our own story, and therefore will each have a different audience. Yet, as I ponder my own life as a blogger, I realize underlying this niche of society I write for, I first and foremost write for an audience of one.
If no one were to ever read a single word I pen (and many do), as long as I write the words God has placed on my heart, for his pleasure above my own, and for the building up of his kingdom, I’ve already been successful, because I have done what I was called to do. I then must trust that he will direct those words to those for whom he intended them.
I must trust that if God has given me the words to write, he has also given others the desire to read them. In his timing.
I’ve heard of missionaries sharing the gospel for years, even decades, before seeing any change. “Do not grow weary in doing good….” (Galatians 6:9)
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Colossians 3:23 (NLT)
I am amazed when I see people reading my blog from China, or Russia, or India – many parts of the world where hearing about the love of Jesus is rare, or non existent. Only in this age of technology, can I write and have people from all over the world read.
In my moments of discouragement, I try to remember God is fully in charge, and will direct my words to those who need them.
I must also remember, those who read, will share with those whom God has prepared them to share. Their lives and words, altered by what I wrote, change the lives of those around them.
Lives being changed by what I write, yet never having reading a word.
Take heart, discouraged one. Only eternity will tell the impact of the words now burning in your heart.
With love and prayers,
p.s. You may also wish to read yesterday’s post, “Encouragement for a Weary Christian Blogger“.