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After putting out what I deemed to be four great solid posts and getting only an average of 2 comments each and no increase in regular readers, I quit. I didn’t want to do it anymore. I believed that without those crucial elements that I had no victory. The sad thing is that I had made it all about me. I prayed and asked God to reveal some things to me. I asked Him to change my heart and open my eyes and He did. I began to receive email after email asking, “Is everything okay? Where have you been?” I was told stories of how this post or that post had truly spoken to someone or how the words I had written lead some to repentance. God let me know that what He inspired me to write had value. But He also showed me that it was for His glory and not mine. You see when we compete in ministry we always lose. Our God is a God of love and love is not self seeking (1 Corinthians 13). We have to love each other enough to give of ourselves in ministry without expecting anything in return. We have to work together and reach across boundaries that had previously been set in place. If you don’t think you can help someone then refer them to someone who can even if it increases their numbers and not yours. In the end, it is all about the one. It is about Him. His number is the only one that matters. I gave up that blog and began a new one. One that focused on helping others succeed in online ministry. Until recently (agents want to see numbers, sigh), I made a decision to not show my feed number even though it was much better than the previous blog and even though on some days it kills my flesh not to. Now don’t go removing your feed numbers. This is a decision I made based on my convictions. My reasons for this are simple. I don’t ever want someone to visit my blog and think they have to compete with me to have self worth. Instead, I’d like to inspire them to be all that God intended for them to be and express it in the way He orchestrated for them. We are not all called to be bible scholars. We aren’t all called to be frugal home designers. We aren’t all called to be hilarious mega bloggers. You are called to be you. God has certain people in mind that can be guided and inspired by you and there may also be others that He simply wants you to redirect to someone else. We are a team. There is a reason why all of heaven rejoices when a soul is saved. We all play our part. Don’t get so caught up in being an understudy that you miss the role call for the chance to let your light shine.
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