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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 what reputation I have.

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.

Take up your cross and follow me...

God tells us to measure ourselves against his Son....
and then he asks..... did you obey me?  Did you follow me?

2 awesome comments:

  1. Patricia,Please forgive the long comment. This post was for me today. I am coming up on my one year blogaversary and for some time now I've been questioning my worth in the blogging world. I know what the Pro-bloggers say, and for the most part I've questioned the if you have no followers, you should give it up belief. But God called me to blog. Just this morning, I considered what the lack of traffic, comments, and followers is saying even though I believe God has already sent the answer. I am often saddened when I write and no one stops by, subscribes, or signs up. But I am determined to trust God. If the only person who knows I'm out there in the blog-osphere, then I am in His will and that's enough to keep me writing. There are days and weeks when he does not place anything in my heart, and I will be transparent-the enemy does try to discourage me. Thanks for being "REAL." You are so right God does not judge us by the things you mentioned. I want to be in the will of God to His glory.

  2. Anita, no forgiveness necessary. Take as much space as you need. I'm just so thankful that God used this post to touch someone other than just me.

    It's so easy to get discouraged when you can't see the impact that you're having or when it seems like you're having no impact at all. And yet, all God asks from us is our obedience.

    You're doing what you feel God has called you to do... continue on no matter what. You may never know the seeds you've planted, the plants you've watered or the harvests you've brought in... but God does and he'll reward you justly for your obedience.

    May your heart be lifted and may God give you just a glimpse of how he's using you.


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