I have only been blogging for a couple months now, however I feel like I have learned a lot in this short amount of time. I originally started blogging to come along side and encourage other women, and I ended up being encouraged by sharing parts of my life that I have kept private.
It's scary to become vulnerable and put myself out there, yet there is a something that is so freeing also. I think as women, we want to hide behind the yuck in our lives and it ends up paralyzing us!
That is why I choose to write this post. I also know how important it is to stay honest and true to my readers. So, let me share my heart with you!
When I first started blogging, I took a huge Leap of Faith, and let me tell you it was All God. Once I got myself out there, it became easier for me to blog daily. The more I shared my heart, the more women I was reaching. I was making deep connections and impacting lives of women I didn't even know. Somehow, that was enough for me because I knew all the Glory was to God! I was doing what he called me to do and it was ENOUGH.
The more time that passed, I started following other Blogs and connecting in Blogging groups, the more I tried to do. I wanted to Grow my amount of views and I even started looking into making money using my blog. I seen other Bloggers do it, and thought Why can't I?
I started to loose VISION and forgot why I started blogging in the first place. I spent more and more time investing in my blog that I lost sight of myself. I was no longer being the wife and mother that God called me to be! I wasn't being consistent, and I sure wasn't encouraging other women like God has called me to do. All the Focus became about ME!
The Truth is, I blog for God's Glory! Not for the Money, Amount of Views, or even for Myself...
These are all great things, but I believe if I am Faithful, Good things will come..
I'm passionate about life and encouraging other women, and in the process God Blesses Me. You all are such an encouragement to me. So, I will find the balance I once had and continue to share my heart, all while encouraging You!