It's hard to believe that when I started blogging 3 years ago, I actually kept my goal of posting 7 times a week! It was hard to think of content every day, and I think I missed a few, but I kept it up for a full year!
Life has different seasons, and now my blog post frequency has decreased to about 1 time a month!! I could blame it on the craziness of life, two INCREDIBLY busy boys, the calls of ministry, or my tiredness. All those reasons are definitely valid, but the main one is that I've broken the habit of blogging.
I thrive on routine, and the same thing happens to me with a thousand other areas of life. Whether it's exercise, quiet time with God, or healthy eating, when I break the habit or mess up the routine, I fall apart!
I fail as often as I try to succeed, and I fall short in the areas I most desire to excel. I'm sure I'm not alone with this pattern. I've heard from many women who feel that they can't ever be quite good enough. If only I could be a better wife, mom, businesswoman, etc....... We make new resolutions and goals only to break them eventually!
I've been wrestling with a concept for the last few months that changes all of that!
In Christ, I am free to fail!
When God looks a me, He doesn't see the failure of a woman that I am. Instead, through my Lord's sacrifice, He sees a child, an heir, who is loved with an everlasting love!
His grace has covered it all!
So, with this new perspective, I'm planning on giving myself a little goal for 2013. I'd like to post something here at least 1-2 times a week. This may not sound like much, but I hope it'll help me get back in the habit of blogging AND getting to know my readers and other blogging friends! If I succeed, GREAT! If I fail, I am no less loved or valued in God's eyes! I'm free to fail!
What do you think of this concept? Do you struggle in trying to measure up in any area of your life? I'd love to hear your thoughts!