Are you a Christian blogger or a digital evangelist? Have you gone through the pains and worries of wondering if your message is relevant; if anyone cares; if it’s all in vain? I’m terrified of being a Christian blogger, and I think you might relate to one or two of them.

Here are 4 reasons why I’m terrified of being a Christian blogger.

 

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Reason #1 That I’m Terrified Of Being A Christian Blogger – People Are Scary!

I don’t want to put myself out there.

It’s hard to admit my problems in a public forum- and to know that those words will be present forever! I have so many personal examples of the problems that I attempt to solve in my posts, like 5 Things Your Husband Needs To Hear Every Day, How to Be A Good Mom, and 8 Lies Satan Whispers To You About Your Marriage.

I know I can edit any of these and take them out, but once it’s on the internet, it’s on here forever in some form. Sometimes that’s a big thought and hard for me to grasp.

 

Why I (and you) shouldn’t be afraid

I try to remind myself that God uses vulnerable people; people that are soft like clay and ready to be used for His glory.

“And yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, and You are the Potter. We all are formed by Your Hand.” Isaiah 64:8

If we remain soft and useable, He will keep working with us.

 

 

Reason #2 That I’m Terrified Of Being A Christian Blogger –  I’m Terrified That God Might Not Use Me

Satan likes to whisper these in my heart, and this is a common one. He tells me: “You’re wasting your time” or “Isn’t it better to spend your time on yourself?” And when I have a big deadline, I will hear these more often and with more intensity.

 

Why I (and you) shouldn’t be afraid

I think when you hear these “you aren’t important” lies from Satan, it’s his last-ditch attempt to stop you from doing something wonderful for God’s glory. He tries to sabotage you in as many ways as possible, and if you keep writing, keep persisting, keep putting yourself out there despite the potential embarrassment, the devil gets frustrated and resorts to Elementary School age attacks like “Yeah, well your face is weird!” or “Yeah, well you should feel bad about who you are in general! Your name is stupid!”  😏

Worries like this will NEVER come from our Heavenly Father.

Check out more on The 3 Enemies of the Christian and The 3 Allies of the Christian.

 

 

Reason #3 That I’m Terrified Of Being A Christian Blogger – I’m Terrified That God Might Use Me

It’s definitely more comfortable to be in the bleachers than it is to be on the field. It’s hard to be criticized by other well-meaning (or not well-meaning) commenters. Some of them are even Christians. Being used by God isn’t comfortable. It’s hard, and it’s public. And Satan hates Christians who are being used for God.

In my weak moments, the devil tells me that I should question if I have what it takes to be in the public eye, even if it is just a blog.

 

Why I (and you) shouldn’t be afraid

I’d rather be used by God for His glory, which is forever than try to glorify myself and have that only last for the next dozen or so years. (If that.) God is forever, and I am SO not. I am not even sure why I blog except for the power of the Holy Spirit that lives in me.

 

 

Reason #4 That I’m Terrified Of Being A Christian Blogger – I’m Terrified That God Might Wreck Me

We are only jars of clay; a temporary, fragile dwelling place of the Eternal and Wonderful God.

If it’s His will and He decides it is for His glory, I might have a horrible tragedy occur in my life. Death, disease, natural disaster… if God determines that one of these tragedies will humble me, draw me closer in fellowship with Him, and bring glory to His name, then there’s nothing to stop Him.

“It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”  Hebrews 10:31 NASB

 

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The devil asked if Job would stay faithful to God in the face of multiple tragedies, and God allowed the devil to test Job to see his faith. Job went through horrible pain and loss, but in the face of devastating loss, Job remained reverent.

“Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. He said, ‘I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!’ In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God.” Job 1:20-22

I pray the same of myself. And of you, fellow Christian blogger.

 

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16 thoughts on “4 Reasons I’m Terrified Of Being A Christian Blogger”

  1. Oh my sweet sister in Christ, you just wrote the very words in my heart. I am terrified to show my vulnerable side and that God might actually use me .

    I come from a community that expects everyone to lead a perfect Christian life and to not discuss about the bad things that happened to your own life .

    The fact that what I share will remain in the internet forever scares me as well.

    But I know when the Lord wants to use You and Me no other power can stop us. When the Lord wants to break us so that He can mend us for His glory no one can stop us. Amen.

    Glad I visited you today:)

    Here is my blog site as well: https://dianasdiaries.com

    1. Dear Diana, thank you so much for your openness! I think the only reason that I keep going is because I feel compelled by the Holy Spirit. It’s hard work… and emotional work! You’re a sweetheart for commenting and sharing. <3

  2. I’m right there with you. I wrote a similar post a couple of years ago. I’m really starting to get past the fear, especially since the Lord is putting opportunity to share on my path at this season in life. You’re doing good. 🙂

  3. Thanks for this post!
    These are all thoughts I’ve had as I really begin my journey building my website and “brand” but I am confident that as we walk in faith, God will use what little we feel we have to give at times, for his glory!

  4. The self-doubt creeps in so quickly, especially when you are sharing God’s Word! Love this post – very uplifting to know all of us Christian bloggers are in this together!

  5. Hello,
    I am still new to this blogging thing and , in addition to what you have shared here, I can add the fear of not having anything to say that is good enough for anyone to want to read…or that will help them. This fear tries to rear its head from time to time, but I cast it down. I remind myself that what I’m doing is not about what “I” have to say. It is about what God wants me to say. I am to be obedient and leave the rest to Him.
    Thanks for this post. I found it very encouraging.
    God bless you!

    1. I totally agree on that point too! I especially felt that way more in the beginning. My comfort with the fear of a crowded blogosphere is that my voice was given to me by God… and I can reach people that no other Christian blogger can. It’s still very scary, I agree! God bless.

  6. Thanks for sharing! Yes I can relate to all of this! I think the thing that scares me the most is that He will use me. Or maybe use me in a bigger way than I expected and that I won’t be able to handle the responsibility of it all. But then I have to remember that (like you said) it is only by the power of the Holy Spirit that I’m doing this anyway. So if He decides to use me in more ways than I imagined, it will be Him who continues to sustain me and do the work in me and through me. Not me! It’s all for Him and THROUGH Him!

    Becomingkiona.com

    1. YES! Reminds me of that awesome Bible reference- Romans 11:36 “For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.”
      Thanks for commenting and for your encouragement.

  7. You are spot on, girlfriend!! It has been “one of those days” for me in the blogging world. I try to remind myself that God has a purpose in all of this. There is always one more person that can be reached by our words. Thank you for this post and for being so real about it.

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