I just want to take a moment to congratulate myself on ONE WEEK down of the 31 Day blogging challenge. (pats myself on back)

No big deal. It's not like I've been rushing around to get a post in before midnight or anything.

(looks at clock - it's currently 11:20pm)

Ok, really though... blogging every day has never been one of my strengths. I've been writing for 8 years now, and never have I gone even a WEEK blogging every day. At my BEST, I was blogging 2-3 times a week. So this week has been challenging, to put it lightly. I guess one of my problems is that I don't plan ahead. I'm not a "strategic blogger" in any sense of the word. I have no goals, no agenda, nothing I'm really looking to promote here. Except the gospel of Jesus Christ, of course. I write for personal pleasure and hopefully to offer encouragement to others.

If I were honest, sometimes I get discontent about that.

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I am thankful for all the great readers I have out there. I've realized more in this last week just how many of you there are! And I don't want to take advantage of that. Or even come across like I think my voice matters more than yours - because, honestly it doesn't. There are so many of you who I need to learn from. And when I write something, and it gets passed along to others, sometimes I get nervous about that. I'm not an expert on friendships, or marriage, or being a mom or the bible or anything really. I just share personal stories and my perspective on these things.

So anyway, I say all that because when I'm rushing around to get a post written before midnight, it takes everything in me to ignore the little voice that creeps in telling me that I have nothing good to offer and why even bother. I know it's a lie.

By the power of Jesus, I believe that people's lives are going to be changed. Whether He chooses to do that through Billy Graham or little bloggers like myself, I believe it. And that's all I need to know to be content that what I'm doing matters, as long as I'm doing it for Him.

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This post is part of a series I’m writing for the month of October entitled “31 Days of Being Content.”  See all other posts in this series by clicking hereOr enter your email address in the sidebar on the right to subscribe to this blog and receive posts straight to your inbox!

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