I Write For One {the secret to perseverance}

Awhile back I wrote a post called The Truth Every Christian Blogger Needs to Remember. It was a post primarily for myself because I so easily forget. Well here’s another one of those posts to help me remember.

 

“At the end of the day, if this whole blog, if all my work and effort amounts to ONE PERSON, one person instead of thousands, one person who from my words comes to know Christ, then I shall count it all joy and continue to praise the One who deserves all praise.” -SJ

 

Those were MY words yet they feel foreign to my tongue. However, the truth of them persists.

I write for one.

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I write for the one person who by clicking can be encouraged by truth. I pray that she would know how loved and adored she is by our Heavenly Father.

 

I write for the one person who by reading is convicted, remembers who they are in Christ and hopes in His promises.

 

I write for the one person who stumbles upon this place and for the first time hears the Gospel and finds freedom in Jesus.

 

I write for the one person who by writing has clarity in who she is, not as a writer, a blogger, or a business owner but as a daughter of the King, a royal inheritor of eternal life.

 

I write for the One who knows all things, created all things and sustains all things. I write for the words have been poured out through me, for my heart has been stirred for people I have yet to meet, for my life has been forever altered by this Ark in this desert land.

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I write because I have been called and I trust in God’s goodness to use my murmurs to do incredible things because He is incredible.

 

I feel myself wandering; prone to untether my heart from the things of God, prone to forget what He has done and who He is.

 

I am but one—a mere product of creation from my Creator but He has promised good for me.

 

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

 

They are before me already laid bare for me to walk in; I just need to walk. The truth is I’m afraid to fall and afraid to fail. Although I know I am free to fail, because my identity is not in my perceived success. Instead of walking, I sit.

 

Walking is scary. Fears and doubts plague my mind. They surround me filling my head, whispering lies to my heart. I feel feeble, vulnerable and afraid.

 

Isn’t that why we all sit? Fear shouts louder than truth. We become afraid that the lies might be true, we coward and shy away from The One.

 

But I am NOT a child of the darkness. Though the darkness may surround me I am OF THE light.

 

“He [Jesus] has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son.” Colossians 1:13.

 

In John we see that Jesus is light, “in him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness can never extinguish it.” John 1:4-5

You see Jesus came into the world to bring life, to be the light of the world. We too are called to be lights; we ARE lights for Jesus has transferred us into HIS Kingdom. No longer do we live in the domain of darkness but in the light of Life.

 

We do not have to fear the darkness. We do not have to fear falling or failing. The fears and doubts that ring loud in our ears cannot withstand the truth.

 

In dying on the cross Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice. He humbled himself to humiliation, laid bare-naked in front of many, exposed for all to see. When the full weight of our sin was placed on Jesus it seemed that the darkness had won.

 

The man who had promised new life was dying an excruciating death; all hope seemed lost. Jesus cried out, “it is finished” and took his last breath.

 

They buried him, closed his lifeless body in a tomb, and mourned the loss of a friend and the death of hope. But hope was NOT lost, the light had NOT extinguished. For on the third day, He ROSE.

 

He conquered all the darkness that laid claim to this fallen world. Satan, sin and death are no more.

 

““Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who give us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:55-57

 

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1

 

May the Lord strengthen me so that I may walk without fear in the good works that He made for me. May you too walk without fear in the goodness of the Lord.

 

I write for the One that I may praise His wondrous name proclaiming truth for all to hear, freedom found in Him, hope in His promises, walking in the light of life.

  1. Susan Langer says:

    Your post really touched me. I too am in the midst of blog writing and although I have been a Christian for many years, I did not see using my writing as a Christian format for reaching others. This last year God led me to start a Devotional and Bible Study Blog which has grown much faster than my other blogs. I now feel Him leading me to change the format on one of my other blogs. It is amazing what He does when you follow where He leads. Thank you for sharing you thoughts. They are so much like mine as I have gone through this last year. God Bless. Susan:)

  2. Oh, my! What a beautiful declaration of what Jesus has taught you through serving Him in ministering through blogging! Reading this post encouraged my heart and had me agreeing with every word, dear sister. Thank-you for lifting up Jesus through your blog.

  3. Natalie V says:

    Yes! It is all for His glory and I feel just as you do. If one person is helped by what I write then Amen…it was all worth it! Lots of love my sister-in-Christ!

  4. Love, love LOVE this article. I so needed these reminders and encouragement today! I am just starting out on my blogging journey and some days it seems so overwhelming. But "writing for one" puts it in a whole new perspective! Thanks for sharing your heart! – Nicole Mouchka (http://www.mouchkainthemaking.com )

  5. This is a great reminder and an awesome encouragement to those of us that do blog for the kingdom. It is better to go after that one sheep until it is found and rejoice when it is found. Thank you for the encouragement to keep doing what God has placed in my heart to do.

  6. Kelly says:

    Thank you for this post!! It came at the exact time I needed to hear it! Coincindence? I think not ☺ If we just focus on Him it will all work out according to His amazing plan

  7. I love this, it is exactly what I needed right now. I struggle all of the time with trying to reach more page views, gain more subscribers, try to build a social media presence. If one person is encouraged, if one person goes back to Christ or if one person finds Christ through my blog… its worth it. Thank you for this amazing reminder. Don’t stop writing for Jesus 🙂

  8. Margaret says:

    Amen….so encouraging, when one feels that they have been called. Waking up 3am b/c our Father is tugging at the strings of the heart. Being lead to these words are a blessing. I am that ne this morning.🙌🏽

  9. Julie says:

    Yes! So inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

  10. So beautifully said! This pretty much sums up the reason I blog.

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