My Audience of One and His Friends

Why do I blog? What do I want to accomplish? Who am I writing for? These are questions that every faith-based blogger has asked herself, sometimes daily. I can’t answer these questions for you but I can answer them for myself.

Why do I blog?

It wasn’t my plan. I was comfortable in my little zone studying the Word, learning Scripture, hiding the word in my heart and spending time with God and my husband. I am the Women’s Ministry leader at our church for a second year. This ministry has changed its focus compared with last year and I’m leaning on the Holy Spirit for His direction.

Life was great. Calm, even paced.

Then in January the focus changed somewhat. Though I had thought of blogging in the past, it was a distant thought and not something I was going to pursue. But that changed and now I have a blog.

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So…why do I blog? Because I have been given a mission by God through the Holy Spirit. It is to reach out to women sharing the Word of God through online Bible Studies. It isn’t easy. I’m still in the mode of wanting to teach verbally which you can’t do through writing. I think of you though. I picture you reading this and I try to write everything that you need for the moment. I’m not sure if I’m answering your unasked questions and I don’t know if I’m meeting your needs. I have to trust God in all things. If He is leading me and I believe He is, then I trust that all things will work out for good to those who are called according to His purpose.

I still have my own questions. Is the content too deep? Is it too dry? Am I expressing a personal touch? Does anyone even want to read this?

What do I want to accomplish with this blog?

It is my hearts’ desire that you read something that touches your heart. That the words on this blog will inspire you to study the Word, go deep in it. The Word is life to our souls. I want it to be life in your soul. I want to touch your mind with an understanding of the interpretation of the passage. I want you to make time to study, to wade in the river of life, filling your heart with the wonderful truths found in the Word.

I want you to sit back with your Bible in your hands and hug it and tell God how much you love His Word. God often sees me doing that, hugging His Word with my heart overflowing with words I cannot express. I want the words I write for you to impact your life for the better. That’s what I want to accomplish…and so much more!

Who am I writing for?

Essentially I am writing for my Audience of One. That has been my motto from the first day I started this blog. Finding viewers is not an easy task, so I gave it all to Him to find you and lead you to these words. So, I am writing for you also because He invited you to read along with Him. Did you know He invited you?

 

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So life is still calm. Busy, but calm.

I’m learning about blogging and all the things that it entails. I’m doing the best I can with what I have at my disposal. I trust God for the results and every day I see something new, I say to God, “That’s You, isn’t it? You’re doing something! Thank you, God!”

My Audience of One and His Friends.

That’s you! Thank you for reading these words and all the others that I have written as the Holy Spirit has directed. I need to read these words myself, especially when I wonder why I’m doing this. The enemy of our souls does his best to discourage bloggers and I’m no different. For many of us, we fight discouragement daily.

So thank you for your faithfulness. Thank you for your encouraging words in comments. They really do encourage me. Am I going over the line if I were to ask you to remember me in prayer? I hope not. Not daily but whenever the Holy Spirit places me on your heart. That would be nice!

So, on that note, I’ll let you go. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the Penny for Your Thoughts section below! What do you think? Has God directed you find Go – Gather – Grow and these posts?

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29 thoughts on “My Audience of One and His Friends

    1. Thank you so much, Kate, for the nomination! I am thankful to God that this post spoke to your heart and encourages you to continue to write for Him!

  1. Cindy, great things happen when you follow God and walk out your calling! Beautiful words and a great blog! I love that you are writing this blog to please Him and whoever He invites! Thanks for linking up with #TuneInThursday this week. See you next time!

  2. Hi Cindy! What you said are exactly what i needed to hear. Sometimes we lost track of what we truly aim for what God has called us to do. He has called us to follow Him and spread His Word. Just like everyone else said that when God uses you, He will definitely equip you.
    Thank you so much!

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Kate. I’m so glad this blog has encouraged you. Stand strong, be encouraged and continue in the ministry He has called you to. Blessings!

  3. I feel similar. Even though my blog is small by most standards, it is reaching many more than I would if I only read to myself or studied with those around me. I pray it reaches the right people!

    1. Hello, Tara! Thanks for stopping by. I agree, that with God, our blogs are reaching more women than us studying and reading alone. On the web, our reach goes around the world with the potential to reach every country. I’m sure your blog is ministering to the needs of the people who need to read/hear it. Trust that God will do what He says He will do for you and the ministry He has given you.
      Have a blessed day!

  4. I love the title of your blog, and I’m here for the same reason that you are. Over the years, God has taught me so many wonderful things, and He has recently shown me how selfish I am to keep it all to myself. My blog is not exclusively Bible studies, but it is all about things I have learned. I’m following you now, and I’ll come back often. God bless!

    1. Blessings to you Angela! Thank you for following me. I appreciate that! But more so, I appreciate that you are sharing your words for Him to invite His friends over to read! Continue to minister to His friends as He leads you. Have a blessed day!

  5. It’s easy to get caught up in what everyone is doing in the world of blogging and social media. What begins or began as a passion and calling can get a little murky at times. I often have to remind myself Who brought me here and why I’m doing that. He’ll make the increase happen and get the results that He wants. Keep on for that audience of One!

    1. Amen, Marsha. We all have Him as our audience of One. He will invite those He knows to hear/read your words. New viewers are waiting to find you. Waiting for God to direct them to you. Just as He directed me to you! Stand strong, be encouraged. Continue on!

  6. All those thoughts are exactly what I think most of us bloggers wonder about. I’ve asked myself a million times for the last year, is this what I’m truly supposed to be doing? Here’s the thing: I never run out of words to write. The interesting thing is, that I know that the ideas I get and the words I write don’t come from me. They come from God. So when I want to give up, I remember that he’s the one who’s given me the words to write and then I continue you on.

    1. Amen, Rosanna! Spirit-filled written words are the best. Spoken words too. It is good to hear that you are carrying on in the ministry that God has called you to perform. He has an audience for the words He’s given you. Keep on writing, dear sister!

  7. Thank you for taking the time to write this, and for suggesting I read it (on By His Grace Blogger’s Facebook group)! Somehow, it is helpful to know that I’m not alone with the feelings and questions as to whether it even matters if I blog!

    1. You’re welcome, Angie! I’m glad you stopped by to see that you’re not alone … many of us have those days. I have a sticky note on my pc with “I write for my Audience of One and whomever He invites.” My reminder of Who I write for. It helps.
      Be blessed. Have a good week and please tag me when you share your next post, okay? ❤

  8. God keeps placing you in my path… Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest… and now I know why. You speak God’s truth. You have a gift with crafting words and communicating the love of the Lord. Thank you for your obedience to His calling. Your message is reaching and touching people.

    1. Wow! Isn’t God amazing!! I love how He orchestrates connections. He’s in the know for each of us. Thank you, Abby, for letting me know that you’ve seen my ministry before. God has invited you to see me. How cool is that?
      Keep on doing the work He has called you to do. He has a mission for you as well.
      Blessings!

  9. Love this in a world that kind of knocks blogs, I do think God uses them mightily in the lives of saved and unsaved people who come to a place on their own to read about Him. I have unsaved family that would never listen to the words I say in person but can come read and soak it in at their leisure! xoxo ERIN

    1. Amen! Yes, God will lead people to the blogs that contain the words He wants our family and friends and perfect strangers to read! Words that will encourage them, words that will be like seeds that someone else will water!
      Thank you for stopping by today, Erin! Have a blessed day and weekend!

  10. I love your reason for blogging….because the Holy Spirit has called you to do it. When the numbers begin plaguing my mind or the many things that “need” to be done….I remember why I’m blogging….because God has called me to do it. And what He’s called me to do, He’ll equip me to do. Thanks for sharing this at Salt & Light today.

    1. Thank you, Alisa, for stopping by! This is my first time participating in a Link Up. I’m loving the new S & L Link Up.
      Yes, when numbers vie for our attention, we need to remember what our focus is and do that. Leave the numbers alone. God will take care of them if we do our first task of writing.
      Have a blessed day!

  11. Yes! This is why I blog, too! I find it so hard not to get caught up the anxiety of wondering if I am making a difference anywhere, or if anyone even reads me, or if I even heard Him speak to me about writing in the first place. I was getting so frustrated, still do some times, but, He reminded me that my audience was not actually my audience. He reminded me that it was His audience. I’m learning that my job is to write, and do what I can with getting my words out to the public, but, that directing His audience to those words, was His job. (But, I still get anxious sometimes……)
    Thank you for your encouraging words.
    I needed them.

    1. So glad you found encouragement through this post. We’re all in the same boat, questioning ourselves, wondering if we really heard from Him to do this in the first place. My answer is YES He did! I want to encourage you not to let the enemy win by laying down your pen. Keep on writing, keep on doing what the Lord has given you to do. He will bring His friends to hear/read your words! To use the words of Joshua, Be strong and of good courage, sister!
      Thanks for stopping by! Blessings to you as you do the ministry He has called you to!

  12. Such a great post! I love being a friend of God. And I love that your audience is just for the One! Such a great reminder for me to focus my writing to Jesus first and be so thankful when others benefit and enjoy it, too!

    1. It is my belief that if I keep my focus on what’s important, my audience of One, that everything else will work itself out. He will invite whomever He wants to read the words He has given me and if it’s one person, then it is one person who needs to read them. He knows. And yes, it is great being a friend of God and more so, His daughter! Blessings to you!

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