Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's Been A While

Hello Blog.  I had almost forgotten that you existed until someone recently told me that you were still around.  For some reason almost 5 years ago I started this blog as a way of expressing everything that I was feeling as a person and a church planter.  This was going to be the place that I would share with the world everything that God was teaching me as a person and as a leader, I was pumped.  But then writing everyday became difficult and then writing 5 days per week became difficult, then I said I will just do three days per week and finally I just quit.  In fact when I looked at the last time that I posted anything on this blog I realized that if I would have just waited another month it would have been 4 years since I wrote anything at all on here.  It is not as if I have been abducted by aliens for the past 4 years or something.  It is just that Life and ministry has just gotten busy and I have gotten lazy.

This got me thinking that maybe my laziness in my blogging is no different that many peoples spiritual journey.  We all start out saying I am all in for Jesus and we sign up and show up for everything.  Then we begin to sign up far more than we show up for stuff and finally church becomes something that we used to do but now it has been 4 years since we have gone and we are not sure why.  We liked going and we even liked the people but somehow life just got too busy and one week turned to one month and that turned to one year and so on.

So this post is one of questions more than answers for both my blog and our spiritual lives?

1. What are things that make a blog worth doing and a blog worth reading?

2. What do you do when you feel like you want to quit writing?

Now to the spiritual questions:

1. What are things that make following Jesus and being part of a spiritual community worth it?

2. What do you do when you feel like quitting spiritually?


James said...

1. A blog worth doing should have a purpose. If there's no purpose, your heart won't be in it and it ultimately won't be worth doing.

2. When I feel like I want to quit writing, I will usually take a break. I'll try to start again when I feel like I have something to write about, but as you know, time is sometimes hard to come by. It can't be forced, though. Writing without purpose usually seems like rambling.

1. Being part of the Kingdom's work in the world makes following Jesus worth it to me, and sharing it with others is a great bonus and an encouragement.

2. When I feel like quitting spiritually, sometimes like with writing, I have to take a step back, catch my breath and assess the situation. Prayer is a must too, even if it's a simple, desparate "Lord, save me!"

Paul Wirth said...

thanks James for the great feedback

Unknown said...

1. Worth doing - reflection which can teach us, give us insights and help us appreciate things that can pass quickly; also helps hone our writing skills. Worth reading - it either teaches, entertains, or informs.

2. What do I do - I usually give up for a time but what I should do is to schedule a time where I make myself sit down and write.

spiritual questions:

1.following Jesus and being part of a spiritual community worth it? Life change and progress both in your life and other people's lives; learning insights into your self, God, and others - these encompass a lot of things

2. What do you do when you feel like quitting spiritually? Pray and talk with others