Dear Christian Blogger,
It’s never time to give up.
It’s never time to give up because God has a plan – for your blog, your ministry, your future, your message.
It’s never time to give up because people desperately need to hear truth, know truth, read truth, and seek truth.
It’s never time to give up because this thing you’re doing is so much bigger than you. In fact, it’s never been about you.
It’s about Jesus in you.
And so, because of that, it is never time to give up.
Maybe you’re discouraged by slow growth. Or no growth. Maybe you wish someone would comment on your blog because you poured your heart into that post and, goodness, only three people have read it?
Maybe you’re frazzled and stressed. You forgot many of the to-do list items you needed to cross off today.
Or maybe you’re thinking, I’ll give this a month & if nothing happens, I’m done.
Oh, dear blogger, please don’t do that. The world needs the voice of Jesus to be louder than all the rest. Which means the world needs your influence & your opinion – your voice.
So, don’t give up.
I urge you to try one of these options when you want to give up blogging instead.
1. Sit at the feet of Jesus.
Take a break and just sit. Remind yourself why you started this whole blogging endeavor anyway.
The purpose of your blog is so much greater than you. In fact, your blog has kingdom purpose – eternal purpose.
Sometimes you just need to open the Word, shed a few tears, and allow the Lord to renew your spirit. I sincerely encourage you to do this often.
How often do you need to stop and sit at the feet of Jesus? Once a week? Once a month?
Make note: this is different than a daily quiet time. This is time set apart to commune with the Lord for a solid chunk of time – to read His promises to you, to pray about your purpose, to renew your mind and energy, to bask in the fact that your blog is not about you.
It’s about Jesus in you.
2. Seek help.
A blogger’s daily checklist is about five feet long it seems. Add that to household duties, kids, marriage, church activities, personal devotional time and more & you will quickly become utterly overwhelmed.
If you’re trying to do it all yourself, I sincerely encourage you to ask someone for help.
If you don’t have the money to pay someone right now, consider asking a family member or your spouse to help you with smaller tasks. These could be things like pinning daily on Pinterest, scheduling your social media, optimizing for SEO, adding your posts to weekly blog linkups, and more.
Delegation is a beautiful thing. And when you have someone willing to step in and say “I believe in what you’re doing, let me help,” you have the opportunity to grow your voice – your platform – for the glory of the One in control of it all.
So, what if you do have a bit of cash to spend on your blog? First of all, it’s a wise investment. Let me just say that.
The internet is quickly becoming one of the most influential places in the world. With a presence on the web, you are a part of that influence. And, blogger, that influence needs desperately to be saturated with Jesus.
Because of this, if you have money to invest in your blog, I strongly encourage you to hire someone to help. This can be a social media scheduler, a graphics creator, a blog post scheduler, a virtual assistant that does a bit of anything, someone to create printables and freebies, a product designer… the list goes on and on.
You can read about working with me as a blog consultant or designer here.
3. Throw perfection to the wind.
Not. Easy. I know. I get it. I have a mini panic attack when anything goes wrong with WordPress or images or blog posts. Why? Because I expect perfection from myself.
But you know what? Perfection bogs down my purpose. Perfection causes me to focus on MY ability, MY time, MY ideas, MY plans for the blog.
When I choose to let perfection die, I feel a freedom to just be about the purposes of Christ.
To write for Him instead of myself. To design for the Lord instead of depending on myself. To connect with women online for the Lord instead of in pride.
The Lord does not expect perfection. The Lord expects willing, humble, confident hearts who long to spread His name and gather warriors for His kingdom.
So, if your blog is one that is gathering warriors – even if it’s two warriors – you are serving the Lord mightily. You are obeying. You are submitting to God’s plan.
And that, my friend, is a beautiful thing.
Sit at the feet of Jesus, find some help, and throw perfection to the wind, dear blogger.
So, when you want to give up blogging, please remember…
It’s never time to give up because God has a plan for your blog.
It’s never time to give up because people desperately need to hear truth.
It’s never time to give up because this thing you’re doing is so much bigger than you.
In fact, it’s never been about you.
It’s about Jesus in you.
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