So I’ve not been blogging for long, only a few days and I’m already discovering certain issues that I have with it. Mainly, just one big one. There is a level on which I feel that it is a very pretentious & pride-encouraging hobby (at least for me). I post things that I think are clever, demonstrate that I am a thoughtful person (or at least really really try!). Most of the posts (all 3) are about ME, or MY opinions, or what I think other people need to change/know. It seems so self centered, and know-it-all. I assume others who have blogged for longer have had to deal with this issue too.
I fully agree that God uses our weakness to bring Him glory, to build others up and to make us more like Jesus. Nobody needs to be perfect in order to “empty their cup”.
Saying this, I feel convicted that my heart is not in the right place.
Therefore, my approach to these blogs will change. They will be less preachy, less “that’s a good point”, less trying to get people to think “wow, this guy really knows his Bible”. It will be more a record of what I feel God is doing in my life. With the main aim to bring Him glory and to praise Him for what He’s doing with me! Less pontificating, more praise.
The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend (even if its the best-man) who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for Him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. (I know that the party is not really about me, I am here to wait on the Bridegroom). He must become greater; I must become less. – John 3:29-30 Brackets added.
I am not saying this approach to blogging must be for everyone, I am really encouraged by other people’s thoughts, opinions and advice. And I want them to carry on giving it. But for me, for the sake of my weakness to pride, this blog can’t go on like this with my attitude like this. (Even if no one notices it!)
Join me, as I talk about how great God is, what I’m learning from Him. Not what I think others need to know, just where I am at in this journey. If you are encouraged or want to see my posts as advice, that’s great, that’s God’s work in your life. As for me, I will seek to glorify God – alone!
HE MUST INCREASE, I must decrease!