|Take up your cross and follow me...|
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Did you follow Me?
I've been bothered over the last several weeks because I haven't been able to post anything new to this blog. There's been nothing on my heart. Nothing burning to find it's way out. Nothing I felt I just HAD to say. But you know, successful bloggers "really need" to blog on an almost daily schedule and I haven't blogged in almost 3 weeks! I've checked my stats and comments to see if I still have traffic. I've checked to see if I have any new followers. I've wondered when that need to speak to an issue or pour my heart out would come back.
God, why can't I seem to write?
I've found that I started measuring myself by how many followers I have, how much traffic I still have, how many comments I get. I started measuring myself by what other bloggers do. I started measuring myself by the effect I think others are having compared to the effect I think I'm having. I forgot that by measuring myself by them I was getting my eyes off the right path.
God doesn't measure me by my following.
God doesn't measure me by my comments.
God doesn't measure me by how often I blog.
God doesn't measure me by the effect I have on others.
God doesn't measure me by my "status" or lack of it.
He doesn't measure us by how many friends we have.
He doesn't measure us by the house we live in or the job we have.
He doesn't measure us by how much we do for others.
He doesn't measure us by our community service or lack of it.
He doesn't measure us by our financial giving or our praise.
He doesn't measure us by whether we attend church or not.
God tells us to measure ourselves against his Son....
and then he asks..... did you obey me? Did you follow me?