I am not a writer.
In fact, I have always felt that I don’t have any artistic inclination. I can’t hit even one note in a song properly, my body is too stiff to dance and I remember having failing grades in art classes in high school because I can’t even draw a beautiful circle. And these are not exaggerations. I have always considered myself a man of logic, I believe the left hemisphere of my brain is more dominant making me love reasoning, numbers and science. Don’t get me wrong, those are amazing things! But many times I wonder, why can’t I be a super-gifted person who is not only doing well with Math but also with arts, music and creativity? And I also wonder if I am the only one with this kind of conundrum. How about you? Are you also like me having moments of wishful thinking and saying to self, “I wish I can do that.”
So, saying that I am not a writer and starting a blog seem to be a contradiction. I know this is not going to be easy. That’s why I am dedicating my first ever post explaining why I would go this path and put myself under this pressure.
Why Start A Blog?
I pray that this blog will serve as a testimony of God’s grace over my life. I really believe that God has blessed me in so many areas. My life has never been the same since he rescued me from my folly. And I will use every medium possible to tell the world that Jesus, though he did not have to, came to save me, gave me a new life and now He is actively doing many beautiful things in my life.
I pray that this blog will refer my weaknesses to Christ. I am a person made up of strengths and weaknesses. That’s my personality. But what I do with my strengths and weaknesses makes up my character. And I am deciding to use every strength I have to defend the weak and help them see their full potential in Christ. But as for my weaknesses, I will refer them to Christ. As said in the scriptures:
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.? Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9
I want to see that the Lord is also glorified even in my weaknesses. I want my weaknesses to be a reminder to me that I need God’s love, grace and power in every aspect of life. I believe God’s power comes upon everyone who is willing to admit that he needs the Lord. And in starting this blog, I admit that my soul has a big vacuum that the Lord can only fill. So I say now, It is the power of Christ resting upon myself.
I also pray that this blog will encourage you. Know that having weaknesses does not make you a loser, a failure or a bad person. Do not ever feel less about yourself just because another person can do something and you cannot. We are all blessed in different ways. So, do not put a stop where God puts a comma. It could be that you are yet to discover your full potential. Who would ever know that time will come that you will be a master of a craft you never thought, even in your wildest dreams, you are capable of doing. Well, only God knows. So come to Him and seek His help.
And I wish to end my first post by saying, “There is hope for people like you and me.” Just remember this, when you want to do something that you feel cannot be done, do not entertain that thought and be reminded that there is more force available for you to accomplish that thing than all of our weaknesses combined.
You and I can really do all things through Christ who strengthens us!
Lord, I want you to speak to the person reading this the way you have spoken to me. I pray that you will release your power over his or her life. Touch him or her with your grace right now. In Jesus’ name. Amen.