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The Truth Every Christian Blogger Needs to Remember

I have been called to write words, to encourage, to speak His truth. He has equipped me, He has sent me. He has given me the words, it is through His grace that I am who I am and yet I worry.

 

Am I posting enough?

Does this picture look good enough?

How can I grow my email list?

How can I make money?

How do I get more done?

Why is it not growing?

Does anyone read this?

 

Worries, doubts, fears, concerns plague my mind and I forget the why and what of this thing I do.

 

I have been called.

 

Simple yet profound, and just like with Jesus I find myself wandering from it.

 

It’s not about the numbers. It’s not about the popularity of my site, nor the aesthetic appeal of my pictures. It’s not about having the coolest blog, or even making money {though I admit it would be nice}.

 

No at the end of the day, the thing I have to keep reminding myself is that it’s not about me.

 

It’s about Him.

 

It’s always about Him.

 

The reason I blog is not to make much of me, it’s not build a readership, or go viral. It’s about praising the One who gave me the words to speak, the One who knit me together in my mother, the One who called me out of darkness and clothed me in His righteousness.

 

The why of why I blog, is to give Him glory, to encourage His children.

 

The what of what I blog is His truth, the things He reveals in my life, the lies He calls out, the way He walks with me and guides me.

I don’t blog to become famous, I don’t blog to make money. I blog first and foremost to make much of Him. I don’t have to worry about the rest. He has a plan. He is in control and He will use the words I write to do His will—not mine.

If only I could remember this the next time I go to look at my analytics, to check to see if I’ve gained any readers.

It’s not about the numbers.

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.

Remember why you blog. Feel encouraged, you’re doing great work, for we have a great God who is working through you.

{A R K I N T H E D E S E R T}


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  1. Mallory Allred

    February 18th, 2016 at 7:45 am

    I love this. Great post Christian’s can relate to in every aspect of their life. We sometimes lose track and let pride get in our way. I’m guilty of doing things for myself and God quickly reminds me. After all this may be my life but it is for Him and all Glory goes to Him.

    Blessings
    -Mallory A.

  2. Sarah

    February 21st, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Thank you for your kind words! Amen,All glory be to God.

  3. Bree

    February 22nd, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I love this! Such a great reminder of why I blog and, really, why I do anything. Thank you for the words of wisdom!

  4. Sarah

    February 22nd, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    I needed it as well. It was like God wrote the article for me to read 🙂

  5. Sutana Monae

    February 25th, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Okay… this is my life. I started blogging as an outlet and a way to share faith and connect with others and I’ve only been writing for a bit over a month and I already need to reminded that I am called to write to glorify God, not my newsfeed. Lol… thanks for a brilliant post and a fabulous reminder.

  6. Clover Webster

    February 27th, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    I just had to thank you for this wonderful post! It was a marvelous reminder of what it’s really all about. Not me. It’s all for the One who gave His life for me! Please keep up the great work and know that you have encouraged me greatly today. God bless you, sister!

  7. Bree

    February 27th, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you for this! It’s definitely way too easy to get caught up in the number and trying to find some sort of success that is defined by the world. I needed to be reminded that we are here to glorify God and to draw others to Him. That’s success by His standards. Thanks for the inspiring words!

  8. Tega

    March 11th, 2016 at 1:30 am

    This is such a beautiful and encouraging post. Thank you for writing it, I needed the reminder.

  9. Haley

    March 15th, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Love this post, I am definitely bookmarking for later. I just happened to stumble upon your blog as I was searching for other Christian bloggers. I haven’t started blogging yet, but I plan on doing so in the very near future and surely I will want to remember these truths.

  10. Sarah

    March 15th, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I’m no expert Haley but if there is anything I can help with I would love to answer any questions you have about blogging to help you get started! 🙂

  11. Carmen

    April 27th, 2016 at 5:27 am

    I love this post. I love your passion in all your writings. I can sincerely feel your passion for Christ. I just started a blog just a few weeks ago. Its intimidating with everything I need to learn. I love writing (especially about God and all that he does!) but the technology part is definitely a challenge for me. When I do need a little bit of encouragement of why I am doing what I am doing; I always end back on your site! I love reading your posts! Be Blessed! Keep following your calling!

  12. Shannon Brandt

    May 19th, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Well said, thank-you. It is so easy to wonder if your blog is being read or to be discouraged or even inflated over the numbers….that we take our focus off of what God has called us to do and why. Thanks for the encouragement!☺ Shannon Brandt. Christiansinglemoms.wordpress.com

  13. Andriana

    June 1st, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    omgosh. needed this reminder this morning. 🙌🏽
    thank you so much for sharing.
    -Andriana
    aloveworthlivingfor.com

  14. Benjamin A. Pete

    June 4th, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Sarah,

    Thank you very much for this blog post. It was a timely reminder and I could hear Christ speaking through you. I’m glad I stumbled across your blog and I look forward to reading more from you.

    Benjamin A. Pete
    http://www.thetruthrenaissance.com

  15. Shamiso

    June 5th, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Sarah

    Thank you very much. I’m so glad i stumbled upon this, it’s exactly what i needed to hear. I have been letting fear keep me from writing, the fear that no one would read my posts e.t.c. i truly needed this. I have been wanting to start a blog and write a book for a while now, i actually have some blog posts ready but i’ve been so afraid but your post reminded me for whom i’ll be doing it for and that I can do all things through christ who strengthens me.
    God bless you
    Shamiso

  16. Erika Michelle

    June 17th, 2016 at 5:34 am

    Thank you for this awesome reminder. I am new to blogging and all of the "income reports", gorgeous photos and analytics overwhelm me. I have to remember that I started this new venture to "make much of Jesus". You have a beautiful site and I am so excited to read more.

  17. Susan Bricker

    June 21st, 2016 at 4:06 am

    What a beautifully written post. So truthful and powerful. I love this! Thank you for sharing this reminder to those who strive to be a Christian writer/blogger. I’m working on both now. Completing my first manuscript and my blog. It’s all for His glory. Amen.
    Susan Bricker

  18. Susan Langer

    June 23rd, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Enjoyed reading this. Found it on Pinterest. I am a Christian blogger as well and feel called to blog not only on my Devotional blog but on my Personal blog as well. Thanks for sharing this information. 🙂

  19. Nadie Komarova

    June 28th, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Great post. I have to remind myself about this when I blog. Funny that I found your post I just posted a similar post. I would love for you to check it out. http://hope-arising.blogspot.com/. I am glad I found your blog.

  20. Kiara Janai

    July 2nd, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    This was such a great reminder! Thank you for sharing!

    KiaraJanai.com

  21. Marie

    July 5th, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Thank you this is why I blog as well. It is growing but very slowly . I always pray that ti will reach whom God has intended the message for.
    marymarthame.org

  22. Erika Michelle

    August 16th, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Amen! Amen! Amen! Just wonderful. 💛 Thank you for sharing.

  23. Tilah haymon

    August 27th, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Awesome¡ thanks for the reminder and the encouragement. To God be the Glory!

  24. Ana

    September 4th, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    I needed to read this post! Thank you the encouraging words. As a new blogger, I have shared those same feelings and thoughts you expressed in your post.

  25. FromWhitney

    September 7th, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    I had to quote this
    "If only I could remember this the next time I go to look at my analytics, to check to see if I’ve gained any readers."
    It is so true. I started my blog a few weeks ago, and it has been disheartening because I struggle to get people to even know the blog is out there. I have put so much work into it on a daily basis, and looking at google analytics is not the high point of my day. I started a blog geared towards women. It’s about recipes, life, resources, tips, encouragement, inspiration, & anything interesting. Its like pulling tooth and nail just to get one person to see my site. I started blogging as a way to promote my Christian EBook, and I believe that this is the path that the Lord has geared me towards. I have been very discouraged lately and your short, sweet blog post has been used as a vessel to provide encouragement to me today. You have definitely helped at least one person. Thanks for your posts.
    http://fromwhitney.com/index.htmlh

  26. Lureta

    September 23rd, 2016 at 3:20 am

    Thank you for this post and your encouraging words. I started my blog almost 2 months ago and yes it is a daily struggle wondering if anyone reads it and constantly checking the analytics. I know my calling and I know it is not me but Christ. He wants our obedience and He’ll handle the rest.
    daretobehis.weebly.com

  27. Jamie McIntyre

    October 5th, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    Such great post. Its so important to honor God first in all that we do. I will have to keep coming back to this post as I continue in my blogging adventure. Give it all to God.

  28. Charmaine

    October 14th, 2016 at 4:31 am

    Wow this is great! And definitely how I feel sometimes! I never want my blog to be about me.
    When I created faithandhisgrace.weekly.com I wanted to praise his name and not make everything about me.

  29. Liz

    October 20th, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you…so needed the reminder ❤️

  30. Sydney

    January 22nd, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Love this!! Thank you ♥

  31. Teka

    February 4th, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    thank you for this massage. I am considering starting a blog… this was very encouraging and my exact thought for starting a blog.

  32. Missy Lewis

    April 2nd, 2017 at 1:54 am

    These words, this Truth, came to me at such a perfect time! As I’m trying to get my blog up and running, all those thoughts you mentioned race through my mind. I want this to work! I want to be able to someday write for a living and return to my original position as wife and homemaker. But above all else, I want to glorify God in all that I do. More of Him. Less of me. Thank you for posting this! It was what I needed to read!

  33. Dee

    May 24th, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Amen this is so true, ever since I started thinking this way, I’ve been much more peaceful with my content.
    Dee @ http://www.msdeekay.com/

  34. Sheri Matsumoto

    June 28th, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Hi, Sarah! I’m Sheri, and I can really relate to why you blog. I blog for the same reasons! Except I don’t have an "official" blog yet – trying to learn how – with a sieve for a brain at age 60, it’s a challenge! I use a second Facebook page right now to post the words I think He’s giving me. God has brought me through some amazingly difficult times with illness that is chronic and getting worse. But I read a book a couple of years ago titled "Choose Joy," about Sara Frankl. Her story inspired me to try looking for JOY every day, no matter how black it may seem. I’ve also been inspired by Ann VosKamp and have been counting gifts ever since I read her book. That’s a huge way that God is teaching me to see JOY.
    Other bloggers don’t seem to understand that I, too, am not doing it to make money, but to bring God all the glory. So thanks! I’m happy to meet you!

  35. Mark

    August 6th, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Thank you SO much for this post! I just came across it on Pinterest, even though it is a year and a half old. I have been working on getting ready to launch a blog since late March. I want to encourage others through life’s trials, but from a Christian man’s perspective. I keep thinking my site isn’t ready to launch — not good enough, where will my readers come from, how do I grow, etc. But I just need to do It! God has a plan and will accomplish it despite my efforts.
    I am saving your post and will keep it as a reference to reread.

  36. Melissa Gendreau

    August 22nd, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Thank you for this post! I just launched my blog on Saturday and am doing my best to fight against the doubt and worry. But I know I am called by God to write. I am a Christian mental health therapist so I know I have an added level of experience to bring people through pain and to God. You have touched me today as I hope to touch someone as well! Thank you and God bless!

  37. Regina

    September 1st, 2017 at 4:35 am

    I realize this is an old post but this was very helpful to me. I’ve been blogging for years now and it’s really okay that I have just a handful of followers. I just want my blog to be a blessing to the women who read it.
    Thank you for this encouraging post.

  38. Emily

    October 12th, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Thank you so much for your beautiful words and timely reminder about my priorities! It’s so easy to get caught up in the stats and hype of blogging, but the most important thing is definitely Him and spreading His Word.
    May God bless you and your family!
    xxx

  39. Kristen

    October 26th, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    LOVE this post (pinned & shared on Facebook) & definitely clicked on this for a reason this morning. I struggle with these same things, and I think we all do more than we’d like to admit, but I always try to bring my focus back to Him. So glad you wrote this, & will definitely share with other bloggers & keep this saved for when I need it! Blessings & love xoxo Kristen

  40. Jessica Bowen

    November 5th, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    This is my heart exactly. I feel like I could have penned this. Thank you. I look forward to reading more. XOXO Jessica (Everyday Abiding)

  41. Sharon

    November 22nd, 2017 at 1:45 am

    I needed this at this exact moment. Thank you for your obedience.
    Sharon P.
    http://sharonpankey.wordpress.com

  42. Carolyn

    February 1st, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Thanks for the encouragement and reminder! Blessings.

  43. charlene

    February 18th, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Hallelujah, praise God for this reminder Sis! It was the truth I need led to read this morning. May we continue to be obedient to His call! Blessings to you!

  44. Angelina

    March 8th, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    I just want to say that these are very encouraging! I needed to read this! I have been struggling with building my blog up and I feel like I am doing terrible. Your words were really encouraging today to press forward because this is what I’m meant to do. Thank you!

  45. Angela

    March 13th, 2018 at 2:45 am

    I really needed to read this! Thank you for the encouragement. The hardest part will be actually acting like I believe it and not worrying about the numbers and the money.

  46. Theresa Harvey

    March 17th, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Thanks for the needed reminders! I’m a Christian. too. Please check out my blog/website, started just about two months ago: https://www.thgreatfinds-simoneponderings.com.
    Theresa Harvey,
    Oklahoma

  47. Leehe

    March 19th, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Thanks for this post! It is easy to loose your focus and hard to continue on sometimes. Your words were a great comfort and you are doing amazing work! Really enjoyed this post.

  48. Morgan

    March 22nd, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Wow! Very good points! I’m also a Christian blogger and this is definitely some good advice on using the voice God gave me!

  49. Peggy Medberry

    April 27th, 2018 at 2:09 am

    Great post! Thanks for the reminder. Exactly what I needed to read today!

  50. Ann

    July 31st, 2018 at 7:18 am

    Definitely what every christian blogger needs to remember, that it’s all about Jesus Christ.

  51. Rachel

    October 22nd, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Love this! As I read this the Lord revealed to me that he wants to help me grow into my relationship with Him through my blog as well as bring good news to others. I often worry that I am not enough to write, but the Lord has revealed that it is the opposite… he wants me to write so that he can continue to equip me. Thank you for sharing! God bless.

  52. Erika

    November 4th, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    So true! It’s the foundation that I began with and I need to constantly remind myself of it. It is all about him and whatever he wants to say through me.

  53. Pam

    December 22nd, 2018 at 2:59 am

    You are so right. I needed this reminder today. Thanks so much for sharing.

  54. Jacobi

    December 28th, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    I am thankful for this post☺️

  55. Brandi

    January 14th, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    I needed to read this today. It really reminded me of my why and helped me to realign my focus for blogging.

  56. Holly

    January 19th, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Yes, yes, yes!!! My exact purpose, feelings, struggle and perspective. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings

  57. Christian Patterson

    February 7th, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    “I don’t blog to become famous, I don’t blog to make money. I blog first and foremost to make much of Him.” Love this!

  58. Dawn

    May 31st, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Thank you for sharing this, I just started my blog and this was helpful to remind me why I started blogging in the first place.

  59. Kennedy

    August 1st, 2019 at 3:22 am

    This is so beautiful! I love this reminder and I definitely needed it!

    I am a fellow Christian blogger at http://www.momsavedbygrace.com feel free to check it out! (: Have a great night!

  60. Holly

    August 31st, 2019 at 12:28 am

    I just found this post and it was exactly what I needed as I navigate the waters of blogging. Thank you for writing this ❤️

  61. Alissa Taylor

    September 13th, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Oh my. Tears to my eyes. I am just starting out and this was just what I needed! Want to print this off so I can read this whenever I am feeling down about blogging. My blog is full-timemom.com if you would like to check it out. Also, would love your tips ❤️❤️

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