It’s been almost 2 months since I sat down in this familiar space and typed out the thoughts on my mind. I see the familiar buttons and fonts on the screen, and realise that I might have to start all over again. But that was the purpose of my absence! Stay tuned till the end for an exciting announcement! 😉
Before I share with you all what’s been happening, I would like to say a massive thank you for all the people who followed, liked and sent me comments on my blog even though I haven’t been posting at all. It was really encouraging to see and I am just so grateful for the small following that I have and continue to have, so thank you!
2 months ago, I took a good long look at my content and felt as though I wasn’t putting out the right kinda stuff. I got into a cycle of posting for the sake of it because in my head that was the only way to keep growing. I think that this was the root of my burnout. I felt like I was listening to my voice and not God’s, when it came to this ministry and that’s why I felt so ‘ick’ and unmotivated. I had no drive, because I lost sight of my purpose.
Apart from that many things were also going on in my life. Career changes, ministry in other ares etc. But apart from the specifics, the over-arching issue was that I was in a season of growing, and to do that I just needed to spend one on one time with God. Let me tell you, these past 2 months are the closest that I have ever been to God in my walk with Him. I see our relationship in a whole different way, and there will of course be more on that later!
I have not completely wiped the slate out, but I am back with some fresh new ideas, all prayerfully put together. But to do that I had to work through some very deep questions, which I hope will also encourage those of you maybe struggling to find a purpose or just the why of your blog or ministry.
- Why did I start?
- Who was it for?
- What was the purpose?
- What can I practically do to align this with God’s purpose?
I started my blog simply because I had a story to share. I was in pain, and I was badly broken and wanted to share how God had and still continues to fix the broken pieces. I didn’t start it for anyone, or anything except for God. I am certain it was Him that put that desire on my heart and I am certain that this is His purpose in my ministry, for right now.
“….I looked up at him. Then he said, “The God of our fathers has chosen you that you should know His will, see the Just One and head the voice of His mouth. For you will be His witness to all men of what you have seen and hear. And now why are you waiting? Arise….”Acts 22:13-15
After a nudge from God, I started to and have just finished reading the book of Acts. The theme? Witnessing. The name of my blog? My Witness. The Hebrew for it? Aymer Ayd. A book which mentioned the word witness countless times, I learnt what it meant to really witness for Jesus, for His kingdom and to bring people closer to Him. Not to change them, not to force them into my way of thinking but to live my life out for Christ, share what He has done in me and lovingly guide those who like me badly needed purpose in their lives. This is what my blog is about. Witnessing to every corner of the world, about the Love of Christ and the power it has to change people’s lives….mine included.
So without further ado, I would like to introduce you all to my new Instagram channel in conjunction with my blog. It gives me an even more creative reach to connect with you all and many more people, as well as my own circle of friends and family. I have been putting this off for many, many months and after much prayer have decided to launch this new aspect of My Witness Blogs. So please do follow this and my Facebook page, and together through sharing good words with and from each other, we can extend the Kingdom of God and His righteousness to ends of the earth!
Stay Blessed and Again Thank You all So Much!