Blogging. It’s a wonderful gift. I love it. I love the people I’ve met through blogging. They all have different missions behind their blogs. I think of the blogs that I’ve continued to read faithfully over the years, and they all have different visions/missions. But the thing that keeps them going? It’s ultimately not the page views.
I love them, and first before I get into the topic, the mission, the passion behind this blog I want to share those blogs I read regularly that so regularly encourage me:
What are the kinds of missions that drive each one of these bloggers? Some LOVE food. Some love minimalism. Others love to write about love and romance. Others write about family life and eating disorder recovery and running and acting.
Each person has a different story. Uniquely created by God.
And that’s the beauty of blogging. No one has to have the same mission.
So what is my mission?
My mission is to encourage others that there is value in being someone created in God’s image.
My mission is to encourage others to radically change their minds about body image, radically change our motivations for exercise and rest, to glorifying God and not ourselves or society’s idea of beauty.
My mission is to encourage others to FREEDOM in food, not
My mission is to give God glory through this blog and to share how God is working His sanctifying power in my life, stripping away my idols of self and exercise and an identity that I rooted only in my athleticism or food.
My mission is to share the GLORY of God in His created foods.
I want to be humble about this mission, but I also pray that I can be unashamed in it. I want to encourage others that the solution to recovery is found in Jesus Christ, the Lord of heaven and earth.
Isaiah 35:3-10 was a passage we read on Sunday, and I thought it so well summarized the mission and heart God has given me to share with you all:
‘Strengthen the feeble hands,
steady the knees that give way;
4 say to those with fearful hearts,
“Be strong, do not fear;
your God will come,
he will come with vengeance;
with divine retribution
he will come to save you.”
5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened
and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
6 Then will the lame leap like a deer,
and the mute tongue shout for joy.
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
and streams in the desert.
7 The burning sand will become a pool,
the thirsty ground bubbling springs.
In the haunts where jackals once lay,
grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.
8 And a highway will be there;
it will be called the Way of Holiness;
it will be for those who walk on that Way.
The unclean will not journey on it;
wicked fools will not go about on it.
9 No lion will be there,
nor any ravenous beast;
they will not be found there.
But only the redeemed will walk there,
10 and those the Lord has rescued will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.’
I’m not perfect at sharing this mission. You’ll find inconsistencies. You’ll find failures. You’ll see my sin. You’ll see even where I’m being a hypocrite, and I am just crying out that Jesus Christ would keep cleansing and washing me daily in my mind and heart so I can keep sharing His work in me.
Are you a blogger?
What’s the mission behind your greatest passion? Does it keep you going every day?