Saturday, July 16, 2011

Why I Write

It's morning again.  I sit with my coffee, reading my morning blogs and listening to quiet music and trying to figure out what I can say that sounds half as inspiring as the things they say.

And then I remind myself that I don't have to say what they say or sound like they sound.

Because I'm not them.

This is my blog, my writing, my place to remember the feelings, my place to bring Him glory.

It's still sometimes hard not to envy the following these wonderful blogging women have, seeing the many comments they receive and the many subscribers they have waiting on their every word.  But I remind myself: it's not about glory for me.  Why do I want those things?  I don't need to have many people reading what I say.  What matters is the One.  What matters is that He sees and that He is glorified.

I could write as beautifully as the wind and have thousands upon thousands of readers with hundreds of comments daily, but if my heart isn't focused on the real reason for why I write, it is all for nothing.

I write to use up words.  :)  I write because I spend a lot of time alone or with just my kids, and if I don't write, I will explode.  I write because if I don't, I am not being true to me, and if I am not true to me, I am not true to the One who made me.

And so I will continue to write, and I will remember Who I am writing for, and one day, I hope I can look into His face and hear Him say, "Well done."

6 comments:

Justine Teresa said...

i read your blog every morning. and if you haven't posted, i keep checking back throughout the day.

Jen said...

I read it every day too! You inspire me because I wish I took the time t do something like this, and I think its amazing that you do!

Your Husband said...

You know, you can always use those extra words on me!

Anonymous said...

I check your blog everyday also and am continually amazed. Keeping writing, you may not have thousands of reader but the I'm sure the ones that follow your reading love you.
Aunt Patty

Laura Moelker said...

I'm also checking every day! Keep writing! We love to hear what you have to say even if you don't think you're inspiring:)

kelly in georgia said...

Well I just wandered over from Chatting at the Sky and I thought your piece today was beautiful. Thank you for using up the words today.

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