ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
We’ve all been there. Unmotivated. Uninspired. Down right exhausted.
Sometimes, we just don’t have any ‘umph’. I have poured endless hours into developing the new front page of this blog. I have spent so much time in prayer and working on my phone and computer to create a devotional. I have poured everything inside of myself into this re-vamp and now when the foundation is FINALLY properly set, I have no energy or even will power to write a blog post.
For days I have typed, backspaced, typed again only to backspace again. It seemed that nothing coming out of me was what needed to be said. I mean, how hard is it to write a blog post on a lesson plan? How difficult is it to write a blog post on a recipe I just tried? But I simply had no inspiration or motivation to do so. And then I remembered. I remembered my dear friend speaking to me last week. I had reached out to her to ask workout advice and somehow managed to pour my whole life season into a Facebook message. She responded with encouragement and the scripture but she said something so key: “Motivation can be man-made. It’s something we obtain from the world. Obedience is what we do for God.” Man,that stuck to me like glue.
So as I woke this morning to sit at my desk and write a post, and that overwhelming feeling of no-motivation-at-all came over me, I remembered something I could do. I couldn’t write. I couldn’t make a YouTube video. I couldn’t even think of a bible scripture to share. But I could pray. I could get before God and simply praise Him for waking me up. (He certainly didn’t have to.) I could sit before Him and worship Him. I could love on Him. I could thank Him for my family. I could even ask Him for guidance. So that’s what I did.
And that’s when I began to remember that obedience is key. I began to remember my “why”. Why I write. Why I work so hard on the blog. Why I work so hard to be a good wife. Why I work so hard to be a good mom. Why I do everything that I do. It’s because I work unto the Lord. I want everything I do to please Him, including my blogging.
As Christian bloggers, we must remember to always consult the Lord on what to write, what to share; as it may not be the season for a certain word to go forth. We must be careful not to rely on worldly motivation for inspiration. The Word of God inspires. His Word alone is life-giving, delivering, healing, full of hope and power and correction.
1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
This serves as a life verse for me. It is powerful because it sets a level of expectation for my life DESPITE my title. Whether I am a doctor, a stay-at-home mother, a fire woman, a teacher, unemployed, married, single, widowed, divorced, have children, or possess no children-no matter what title I hold and no matter what field I am in, I am to do it all for the glory of God. That’s what made writing this post easy. I was able to take my flesh out of it. The worry of not producing something others would accept. The thought of how many people would actually read this. The worry of making a mistake choosing blogging as a career. And I was able to re-focus on God and what it is He has instructed me to do.
We serve an excellent God and so I want to present Him with excellency.
If you are like me, and sometimes you get bogged down, and you have the slightest clue what you’re doing or what to write to encourage others: take a step back and regroup with God. He is faithful and will always reveal what He has for you to do. And once you know your assignment, complete it with your all for the Glory of God. Don’t wait for motivation to strike. It may never come. Instead, be obedient in what God has called you to do. Do all that you can and let God do the rest.
You got this!