So, I got a notice today that it is about time to renew my subscription for the blog and I am asking myself: “Should I continue with the blog?” I initially started it to have a venue to write my thoughts as writing them out and reading is helpful to me and I hoped it would be helpful to someone else. I didn’t start it to try to make money so I didn’t do any advertisements.

It did help me, still does, but I find myself at a point where I will not have as much time available due to some changes in my life. I didn’t make any money from it, no shock since, as I said, I don’t do advertising and that is where bloggers earn money from their blogs. It isn’t really expensive so it isn’t a huge financial burden to continue it. My concern is the time factor and so I question myself about that. I weigh the benefits and the costs in time and money and I wonder if I should persist with this.

It has always been a good outlet for my thoughts and an opportunity to read the Bible as I write to see what He has to tell me about the issue with which I am dealing at the time. But, I wonder if I would do better to simply study the scripture and spend the time in prayer as opposed to continuing the blog.

1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Ecclesiastes  3:1-9

I ask myself, has the time that He wants me to blog come to an end? Does He have better ways for me to seek Him? Am I writing things that others find a blessing?

Well, to answer those questions; I don’t know. So, on that issue I will pray, seek His counsel and guidance and let Him lead me on this issue. I have a little over a month, so between now and then, I will give that to the Lord and see what He has to tell me.

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Psalms 32:8

 

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. John 16:13

 

And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This [is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.  Isaiah 30:21

 

5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

James 1:5-6

 

So, I will seek Him and His guidance and in the next few weeks, I will see how He leads me.

Lord, Praise Your Holy Name. I thank You for the help You have given me through this blog. I ask in the name of Jesus that You help me to know Your will and way for me. If I should continue this blog or if You wish me to serve You in another way. I ask that You show me the path You have for me so that I take it. Thank You for the mercies You have shown me and thank You for the forgiveness and redemption from sin that Christ bought for me with His blood and suffering. I pray that loved ones be drawn to You and that You help them all to know where they should continue and where You want them to serve You. In their current paths or do You have different plans for them for their futures. Help us all to know You and Your will for us. Reach out Lord to my children and loved ones that they know You as their personal Savior so we can rejoice in Heaven together.

Amen.

 

Thank you all for your time today. I hope all have a blessed day and can be a blessing to someone else as well.

5 Comments »

  1. As yourself, I too started my blog with the Lord’s guidance, not for profit, but inspiration. A journal, if you will, to explore my thoughts, my studies in His word and what He is teaching me. More of a self-help guide into getting to know Him. And found a loyal base of followers who liked the inspirations. A strong base of which I consider friends in Christ. For we’re all united in Him.

    That being said, I pray the Lord leads you to continue, as time allows. Post as the Lord guides you, for there is always that one person that needs to hear the Lord inspired thoughts, through you. Each of us brings a new perspective into the mix to advance His cause and if something we’ve said is out of kilter there are plenty of ‘fact checkers’ out there to correct us, if not our own followers. We all try to help ourselves and one another to a better understanding of who we are in Christ. We all encourage one another to stay the coarse, regardless of what our trials maybe at the moment. Your writings does not have to be everyday but when the Lord leads.

    On the other hand, if it is His desire for you to follow a different route, May it be for His glory. God bless you to know the direction He wants your heart and self to follow. And if this is the coarse He wants, than many blessings to your new venture. You will be missed but for good reasons. Blessings always!

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  2. As a new reader/follower because I recently jumped back into blogging myself, to be honest I haven’t read enough of your work to say more. However, if you like the outlet, you can keep writing but maybe just post one day a week (let your audience know which day they can expect). Also, I’ve had blogs that became too restrictive for me. Eventually I felt I’d said all I could say on the topic, or was no longer as passionate about it. So, you could widen your blog’s focus and post about anything else that piques your interest, whether overtly Christian or not. Or, yeah, maybe it’s time to pack it in if you’re just not that into it anymore. No shame in that. Out of curiosity, what might rejuvenate and reinvigorate you? How could you find ways to do those things that would keep the wind in your sails? Best to you!

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