Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Blog Battle

Warning!  These thoughts have been churning in my head for a couple of weeks.  Please understand these thoughts may only be for me, so don't take any of them personally.  I've only been blogging for five months now.  Really?  It's already been five months? Wow!  I'm trying to reevaluate the use of my blog.  These are the questions I've had to ask myself.

Do I blog with boundaries?  (God spoke through my pastor about this a couple of weeks ago).  I can spend hours looking at other blogs.  Sometimes it makes me jealous that other people have more followers, or that God has gifted them with homemaking (which He has not blessed me with).  It's easy to get overwhelmed with what I should be doing with my time.  I love reading blogs with encouraging words, but do I spend more time on blogs than I do in the Word of God? Easy, Yes!

Do I believe my blog can make a difference?  Do I choose to write Truth or entertainment? Please note:  This is for me only.  God has gifted others with good information on cooking, decorating, quilting, etc.  Please keep it up.  I need your help (if I can read with boundaries).  I initially started this blog with the intent for God to use it to reach non Jesus followers and encourage Jesus followers to share the Truth.  I believe God can use my blog if He chooses.  However, God challenged me through my Pastor this week that we make more of a difference with people we can literally touch than those in our "virtual" world.  Do I spend more time trying to make a difference in lives on the internet, whom I may never meet, than my neighbors or friends?  

Do I brag on me, or God?  Do I blog for my glory, or God's?  Tough one.  I would like to say it is all for God's glory.  If this is true, why do I constantly check the stats on my blog?  Why do I feel it is waste of time if only a handful of people read a blog? 

If you've read some former posts, you may have noticed I changed the name of my blog from "Simply Spilling" to "Simply Spilling Hope" a couple of weeks ago.  This change comes from God speaking these questions to me and demanding some changes in my blog posts.  I want to make healthy boundaries.  I want God to use my blog to make a difference.  But mostly, I want God to get the glory! 

8 comments:

  1. I don't always comment nor read every post, but I have been challenged by your blog. I would encourage you to continue writing for those who do read!

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  2. Stacy, I think that being transparent about how God is working in your life is bringing glory to Him!

    Keep it up girl!

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  3. God has definitely been glorified through you. Your sharing has helped me more than once. You are sharing the truth of what is in your experience and it brings light to those who are struggling or dealing with similar circumstances. I love that you are questioning your motives, that shows that you are willing to follow the Spirit where he leads.

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Joann. Blessings!

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  4. Hi Stacy,
    I have not been doing too much on my blog as I have been trying to hear where it is God wants me to be going as well. I enjoyed this post, as I kind of am feeling the same right now. I just posted about being still and hearing His voice. Something I have been needing very much. I think God just wants us to share our hearts so that others will know and He will use all of us in His way and in His timing.
    Hugs and Blessings,
    Sonya

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    1. Sonya,
      I just read your post about waiting on God. I hear you, girl.

      For His Glory!
      Stacy

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