Blogging is an interesting phenomenon. It many ways, it’s the height of narcissism. I mean, who really cares what I have to say about something. I’m not an expert in much, and in the areas I do know fairly well, there are countless people who know more than I do and whose opinions can be better communicated. In other ways, however, blogging can be therapeutic for both the writer and the reader (well, hopefully for the reader). Sometimes I write for others. Sometimes I write for me. Sometimes I write for both.
One of the challenges of blogging is consistency. To be frank, sometimes it’s hard to know what to write. Other times it’s hard to know how to write it. And occasionally, there’s the fear of not being able to communicate what’s on your heart for fear of being misunderstood or misapplied. I made a commitment when I started this blog that I wasn’t going to let the pressure of having to write something rob the joy I felt when I did write something.
With all of that said, I’m thankful that God doesn’t need me to put together three or four well written paragraphs in order to communicate with Him. I can pour out my heart in prayers that are deep and wordy and I can pour out my prayers in short utterances that are often dotted with the phrase “You have to help me ’cause I don’t know what to do or say…” And sometimes, I can pour out my heart without saying much at all. In all of this, I rest in the promise that He is my Heavenly Father who knows what I have need of before I even ask (Matthew 6:8) and that He always has my best interest at heart (Romans 8:28). I don’t have to impress Him. I don’t have to be eloquent or profound with Him. I can just be honest with Him. And so can you. Don’t let the fear of not knowing what to say keep you from saying something. Be open. Be honest. Be real. Embrace the privilege of pouring out your heart to the creator and sustainer of the universe. It’s not as hard as it seems. You’ll be amazed that once you start, you’ll probably find something to say.
” pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV)