Isaiah 55:11 – [S]o is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. (NIV 1984)
My Musing – As a blogger, it is easy to become discouraged at times. You write a blog that you feel particularly good about and receive no comments, likes or shares and very few views. You begin to ask yourself, why am I doing this? This is a question we should continually ask ourselves. If we are doing it for the comments, likes, shares or number of views, then perhaps we are doing it for the wrong reason (perhaps our own glory?). But if we are doing solely for the glory of God (soli Deo Gloria), statistics are not the point.
If God has called us to the ministry of blogging, He merely calls us to be faithful. Being faithful does not always mean being “successful.” At least in terms of statistics. Jesus had a mere twelve followers and lost one, but look what happened. When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus (Acts 4:13, NIV 1984)
But if the words we are blogging are in reality going out from the “mouth” of God (we should be so blessed), then they will not return empty, but will accomplish whatever He desires. As a blogger, I may never actually see the results, and the results can never really be measured by comments, likes, shares or views. But if He uses any blog of mine to accomplish just one of His purposes, that will be statistic enough.
My Advice – Blog on, soli Deo gloria!