I know I’ve mentioned this before in one (or many) of my blog posts about how I struggle with doing my path vs. God’s path for my life a LOT. I’m a very strong willed individual. I don’t like to cave on something that I want to do. If I set my mind on something, it’s REALLY and I mean REALLY hard to change it. I know my vision for this blog, but I’m starting to think that I’ve been reaching for the wrong thing.
As a part of the Learn to Blog VIP Forum group (something that has just recently launched) I was given the task of really digging into my Google Analytics. When I did that combined with a giveaway that I’m hosting with my loyal email subscribers, I found out that I was totally off the mark altogether of what was really making people want to visit my blog.
You see, I’m an introvert in large crowds, but a social beaver with those I love and care about. I love to know how I can help others or make a positive difference in their lives. Come to find out, the way I was doing that was through my movie and product reviews along with of course, my giveaways.
I was going to cut back on covering those and start sharing other things. However, after all of this research I’ve found that would take away my chance to share my messages with you. I KNOW God wants me to share stuff with you. I KNOW he wants me blogging and rambling like this.
The reason I KNOW this is because every, and I do mean every time I consider quitting I gain some extra value for sticking with it. My husband is now involved in blogging too, and if we can figure out how to fix one issue with his blog he’d probably really go to town with it.
I’m telling you all of this to tell you about the way God spoke to me today. I literally love to read the Our Daily Bread devotionals. If I have time I go through to the Bible and read the suggested reading, and Psalm 77: 19 really spoke volumes to me at this point in my life.
The reason it did is because I feel like I’m starting over from scratch with my blog. I’m making this my new beginning in a sense. I’m taking the time to find my voice if you will. I’m not quite sure “what God wants ME to share.” However, I know that I’m in this blogging world for his purposes, and I do feel in due time that the message he wants me to share will come out.
I know that God is in control of my path. Right now I do see a whole lot of obstacles and boulders in my way to success BUT I also know and believe that God has a plan for my life and this blog. I know he has a mission for it, but I have yet to fully grasp what it is.
As I start a new homeschooling year with my now 2nd and 5th grader and Zeva in her little online preschool and I learn the fine art of juggling all of this again, know that I’m opening this blog up to wherever I feel God is leading it. I want this blog to be a tool for him to share his message through me. I want you to see his love and his power through my life. For me, that means I need to be a better servant of HIS!
What new changes are you about to undertake in your life as this new school year starts?
14 comments on “My Path Vs. God’s Path”
It sounds like you’re seeking His kingdom first. You can’t go wrong! I look forward to seeing where He leads you. 🙂
Thank you so much for the words of encouragement.
I enjoyed reading your post. It resonated with me because I feel that God has done the same thing with me. My blog was originally going to be only about nutrition, but then I felt that God was pushing me to speak His message as well. I look forward to your other posts :o)
Thank you. It’s been an interesting blogging journey. Lately I’ve LITERALLY had complete blog posts come to me in my sleep. It’s the oddest thing in the world.
Crystal, this is a great post. I really enjoyed reading it. Your words resonated with me today. Know that you DO touch people out there with your words.
Thank you so much for the encouraging words.
What a beautiful article! I can tell that your faith is very strong… that is so great 🙂
Thank you. My faith is very strong, but that definitely doesn’t mean I don’t fall short.
Thank you for the encouraging words! I needed it today!
I’m glad they were helpful for you too.
Thanks for this encouragement and reminder that God is leading. So often I get distracted and end up writing/posting down a trail that is wasting the time I should be putting toward those things God has created me to share. It’s true– you ARE created to help, teach, and encourage others– because there’ve been so many times your words have encouraged me.
I have had posts start one area and end up to something totally different many times.
Priorities, seems to be a theme for me today! Seeking His Kingdom first will always put you on the best path…even if it isn’t the easiest. I’m excited to see where your new beginnings take you!
Thank you. I’m excited and a bit scared all at the same time.