Thursday, July 7, 2011

My Plan is No Plan, Part 2

Colossians 3:23  And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

1 Peter 4:11  If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

When I was growing up, I was certain in my late teens that I was going to write the next “great American novel”.  Somehow, my life diverted from that goal.  But not necessarily by much.  Everything I did required communication skills.  From being a broadcaster to buying and expediting specialized parts to preaching at Bible studies.  There were degrees from secular college and Bible college to back that up.


Some time after I found Twitter, it dawned on me that I could communicate short impacting spiritual thoughts as easily (and hopefully as well) as those I was following.  So, I started tweeting things that meant something to me.  But that was only once or twice a day, sometimes with gaps of a day or two in between.  And then I realized that I followed mostly a different set of sources than the people who followed me.  So, I didn’t have to create totally new material.  I could share by retweeting some of the things that bless me.  So, I now tweet or retweet at least three times a day on a regular basis.  The days of none or less than three are rare – only when other things require too much of my attention.

The writing bug hit me again, several years ago.  Which is how this blog began.  I wasn’t looking to create a great novel anymore.  I wanted to share spiritual insights that I believed would benefit my readers.  Maybe that’s the counselor in me.  But I soon realized that my capacity to create totally new content was, like everyone else, sorely limited.  And there was a long gap of nothing here.  Until it sank in that Ecclesiastes 1:9 was right – there’s nothing new under the sun.  So, I didn’t need to create something new out of a vacuum.  I just have to share things in different (and hopefully interesting) ways. There are ideas and seed thoughts everywhere.

And consistency has to be key, here.  Michael Hyatt said on his blog that he doesn’t regularly read anyone who doesn't post at least three times a week.  I took that to heart because it made sense that most people won’t keep coming back unless there’s some hope of consistently fresh content.  So, my goals, here are to post new things at least three times a week.  And the posts are geared to help, bless or otherwise interest those of you who come here.  And the subject matter, for the most part, will aim at enhancing our spiritual walk or solving our spiritual problems.  And, to my way of thinking, almost everything has a spiritual side.  So, as William B. Williams used to say on his WNEW-AM program, “Look out, world!”

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We're continuing to pray for Dana and her family, Scott, Russ, Columbia, Jimmy and Betty, Mindy, Curtis, Peggy, Joyce, myself, and Libby.  Who are those special people God has put on your heart to consider in prayer?

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