Today I sit here after a long weekend of prayer. I prayed for my relationship with my husband, and the direction of my ministry and I do believe that I received some answers to those prayers this weekend.
I have struggled with my online outlet for some time now. I think the reason for that, is because I felt like if I didn’t continue in the path I had started with my blog, that I would be missing out on something — somehow.
However, this morning, I asked myself this question — is it okay to start all over when you blog? And the answer to that question is — YES! It is okay — and here’s why.
When I first started blogging, this space was exactly what I wanted it to be –a place to share my voice and give encouragement to other moms and wives. However, somewhere along the way, I discovered that if I tweaked what I was writing about, I could make money using this space.
Now– there is nothing wrong with that — don’t get me wrong. Unless, God never intended for you to use that space for that.
So now, I am backtracking, starting fresh with this space, and am going to use it for what God made it for to begin with.
I have a few contracts to finish up first before I make the initial push to start over, but for the most part, all of that will be gone.
Here you find help in these areas, where I will be writing about all the things God lays on my heart.
- Writing Tips
- Youth Ministry Help
These are my areas where I know God is wanting me to spend my time writing. I’m excited, but I am also a little nervous because I will be letting go of some of my income in order to pursue this other writing.
But this is my space, and in it I have to be obedient to God and share the things He lays on my heart to share.
So yes — you can start over as a blogger. Forget the hype, forget all the blogging rules out there. I know I am. If you feel like you are wanting to start over, just do it.
You might lose a few followers along the way — and you know what? That’s okay too. The people that NEED to hear what you have to say — they will be around. They will be the ones that your words will matter.
Do you feel like God is asking you to start over with something? Are you listening to him or are you silently ignoring him?