I hope you forget me. I hope you forget my face, forget my name. In a world of self-promotion and blogging platforms, prizes and accolades for biggest and best, I hope when you leave this blog you forget me, but remember Him.
“Jesus resisted, rejected, and retreated from fame.The only platform He ever stood on was Calvary. In ministry, there are no platforms, only altars.” -Ann Voskamp
Last year, at the Relevant (now Allume Social) conference, Ann Voskamp asked me the question,”Why did you come back to blogging?” (I had a blog prior to this one.) I himmed and hawed and answered, “I felt called to, and my husband felt the same way.” Which was the truth, but it isn’t the full story. There are more words I want to say to answer that simple question.
Here, Ann, and the rest of you, is the full answer, the one deep in my heart and bubbling up out of my soul.
This is why I do this funny thing called blogging.
I write because I desire for my stories and words, triumphs and failures, mountains and valleys, eloquence and blunderings, to magnify HIS name. Pure and simple.
I want to add my voice, my words, my life to the hundreds of thousands already proclaiming His name around the world through the Internet.
I want my song to join in the glorious symphony others began, that my small part might make the song a little fuller, a little richer. Is my part significant? No, not really. But it is the part He gave me, and by golly I will use it to sing of His great love as long as I have breath to breathe or fingers to type.
I’ll be honest, it can be difficult to keep perspective in a world swirling with numbers, names, and getting noticed. So I pray whether I fly or fail, write for many or for two, my heart stays humble and it would never be about me, but always, ever, all about Him.
This is why I blog. He is why I blog.
Colossians 3:17,24-25, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him . . .Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
So, when you leave here, I pray you would forget me, but remember Him.