For a couple of years I considered becoming a “Mommy-Blogger.” I have been a mom long enough that I thought I could give valuable insight on some pertinent issues in the realm of Mommy-hood. However, the thoughts that flowed through my head never were able to flow through my fingers. I was a seasoned Career Mom, but I realized that I was also something else. As for being a Christian, I was a lifer.
Ever thought about what it meant by the Great Commission? When you commission a naval vessel, you become a part of a team that readies the mission of the vessel so it can serve our country and that of others. You ready it for battle.
The Great Commission for a Christian isn’t that far off from commissioning a ship. You ready yourself for battle in the spiritual world. Sometimes you are on a team, but many times you are alone.
I was reminded of why I started this blog today at church. My pastor spoke about our mission. I often want to speak to others about faith and truth, but the words often fumble out of my mouth along with frustration so no one listens. I feel that by writing them down, they may become more eloquent at times and people may eventually pay attention. Even though I am alone in this endeavor, I feel that I should press forward in my mission of spreading truth, faith and love. I will keep going even if I have only one follower.
Paul wrote, “2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” Colossians 2: 2-3 NIV
I would love to see that I could be salt and light to someone, somewhere, someday. I would love to strengthen my walk in faith by leading others to it.
“2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4: 2-6 NIV
The first step to reaching others is through prayer. I have to admit that I seem to always pray for the same things on most occasions: 1.) husband, 2.) children 3.) our country, and 4.) everything else, but it also might be nothing else. I was reminded that that although I should never stop praying for the above things, others need my prayers. That’s where I should start: prayer.
Next, the mission. My mission is to spread truth. Because of the lack of eloquent speech, I choose to write. Most times it’s just simple thoughts, other times I think it could be profound. A lot of times it’s just the thoughts in my head that I want to write down for myself to remember and sometimes an awesome song that I might have heard during the day. Sometimes by simply sharing a song you might be reaching someone through their love language.
So, again, why do I blog when I only have one follower? I blog because even though I love that one follower and appreciate her time in reading my posts, I do know that others read about God’s love for us through my writings even if they are not following me. I believe that my mission is thus. Writing, blogging, whatever you may call it, my mission is clear to me: reach people through written words. Spoken words may leave a lasting impression, but you may not ever be able to go back to them. Written word you can always go back to.
I may not always make sense and I may often sound mad about what I am writing about, but I also write in love. I want to reach the World so that we can all be in Paradise together. I love people, even if they speak ill of me. I will never give up on what I love.
Romans 12:12 NIV “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
And, my friends, HOPE never disappoints!