Dear Reader: Thanks for being you, for being here, and for inspiring me.
This one’s for YOU.
There are posts that I write and spend hours on. I know. I bet you’re thinking…. “Hours? How does she spend hours writing such short posts?” LOL. Well, sometimes I do. I spend so much time jotting notes for an idea, writing it out, refining and editing. And then I’m so inspired by it that I want to add a terrific graphic for y’all. I want to add a Pin it button, or a Tweet this thing-y. (Bonus points if you’re a regular who realizes I’ve NEvEr had a pin it button or tweet it thingy.) But I’ve delayed posts for weeks because I WANT to add one first. Yeah. I’m that kind of crazy.
And you know what? Those are the posts where almost no one comments. Or the comments are the kind and gracious “thanks for hosting” kind. (Which are fantastic and sweet and treasured all the same by the way.) But no actual feedback on the post (and that’s OKAY. I”m not begging for more comments, I promise I have a different point if y’all will just bear with me…)
Then there are the posts where I’m flat out exhausted. It’s been a long week of crazy extra stuff at work, like coordinating a Community Service Day for 150 people doing 25 projects for 5 different charities around town. The kind of week when the kids are cranky, husband is working extra long hours and is exhausted himself, dishes are piled high in the sink, and laundry is frantically tossed in the washer so we have something to wear in the morning (please tell me I’m not the only one who does this?!). Bone-tired. Weary to the core. And then I realize it’s 8:55pm and I don’t have a post scheduled for TPT tomorrow. Sigh. Again.
And as I sit down defeated that I’ve LET this happen yet again, God whispers:
“Relax, daughter. Write about THIS.
And keep it simple, I know you’re tired.”
So I throw up a super quick post, a scripture, the thought that He gave me. Maybe with a cute graphic, but probably not. And I hit publish, feeling like what I’ve posted is a failure, a take-the-easy-road post, and that I’ve let y’all down. Again.
But THOSE posts? Those are the ones where I get comments that surprise and bring me to tears. Those are the ones where then God shows me just how much one of y’all needed to hear those words He gave me. Those are the posts that humble me and keep me going.
What is the difference between the long, time-consuming, involved posts that end up inspiring me so much I can’t wait to share it with the world and the short ones that feel like failure but never fail to bring me humbly in awe of God’s handiwork?
The conclusion I’ve come to is this: One kind He gives me to write for me. The other he has me write for you.
What a blessing!
Something to think about…