My Purpose of Blogging: Light A Fire

Purpose of BloggingWhat’s my purpose of blogging? What’s the purpose of this blog you’re reading right now?

It’s been a week since I started sharing about my financial struggles as a businessman. In these trying times, if you’re with God, you will see how caring He is for his children. I’ve seen several miracles happened to me, and I’m so thankful for them. Unfortunately, to some people, they won’t notice them.

Coming from a background where I almost forgot about God, I can understand where others stand. Those people who relied on themselves alone, that when things go wrong they feel helpless and alone. You will think there’s no one helping you, there’s no ally to go to and you’re hopeless.

I must admit I’m still emerging from that hopelessness. And I’m still weak.

Light A Fire For Me


Perhaps, the darkest scenario a person can have is to live in a world where minds no longer believe in God.

It happened to me that I no longer believe in God, that I already doubted His existence because of too much inclination to scientific things. Having been educated in a medical course where most of the subjects, most of the topics, are being probed via a scientific method, I didn’t notice I am drifting away from Him…

Busy World

Then, I became so involved with business and money, that I no longer have time to think about religious things.

What used to be a set up where God is the Big Boss and I’m just His manager changed. I began doing things on my own without even consulting Him through prayer.

If it weren’t for the financial crisis that I got, I wouldn’t be reminded that what I got here is not totally mine. The crisis introduced me back to deep thinking and deep realization that I have drifted away in darkness.

Fortunately, I’m back. And I’m back with talents still intact.

“I can use blogging!”, I told myself.

Blogging requires you continuous self-study, so that would help me with my renewal of faith.

Light A Fire For Others To See


Aside from YouTube videos, blogs still rank among the top mediums people get information today.

What is a blog by the way? What is blogging?

And if you are a popular figure, if you have a sizable followers, you can use your blog or you can use blogging to influence others. Influence people for good.

Consider the words of Matthew 5:14-16…

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all those who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Light A Lamp

Knowing the power of blogging, and knowing how powerful this tool I have in my hands, would I feel comfortable not using this?

My stints with Multi-Level Marketing or Network Marketing was not totally in vain, though my relationship with that industry ended unpleasantly.

What I am thankful for those years in that business is, I learned how to influence others. I learned leadership.

Now, with the knowledge and skills in leadership combined with the knowledge of blogging, wouldn’t this be a great way to influence others for good? Like for example, sharing encouraging words or topics that will pick others up?

Who knows, there might be a lot of people out there who needs encouragement.

Let The Chain Reaction Begins


What makes a nuclear reaction powerful than any other chemical reaction man has invented?

What makes a nuclear energy a good source of endless power that can supply electricity to a city or a country?

It’s the chain reaction the occurs between nuclear particles.

Chain Reaction

I’m not a nuclear scientist but my basic knowledge in chemistry helped me understand how it works. The neutron released in a fission produce an additional fission in at least one further nucleus. This nucleus in turn produces neutrons and the process is repeated, resulting to an endless chain of reactions.

Now, let’s go back to blogging…

With its effectiveness in conveying a message to the readers, it can be a great tool for furthering a cause. It can be a good tool for spreading a message—including the Gospel.

Or, in respect to other religions (aside from Christianity), at least, hope.

We can be an instrument for bringing hope to the hurting, to the struggling. Just like what Mr. Schindler said while meeting those saved Jews, “I could have done more!” (I could have saved more)

In our case, one more suicidal Gomer saved.

We could have saved more.

Conclusion


In our hand is a powerful tool, a tool that can be used for spreading good vibes.

It’s no longer just a tool for delivering news, but also for persuading others. For encouraging others. For lifting others up. That’s my purpose of blogging. To light a fire that others may see.

Light A Fire

How helpful would it be that while a group of people walk in darkness, somebody light a fire to illuminate the path?

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26 Comments

  1. Barbara Heusser

    Gomer: This post is beautifully laid out and informative. I learned a bit about blogging from watching the video.
    I think your idea to shine the light to others is wonderful. I am a Christian. I am thankful that I got to review your post! I will see if I can follow you at WA.

    • Gomer

      Oh, you’re also a member of Wealthy Affiliate? Yes, let’s follow each other in the community. My username there is “CoachGom”. 🙂

  2. Mahin Al Banna

    Hey Gomer,

    This is really an unique and educative article. I have also created a website for blogging a few days ago and I am amazed to know about your journey and the purpose of your blogging. It’s true that people are not abiding God and we are so ungraceful to him. Moroever people are also losing faith in him which brings disaster for them. I liked that you have shared your personal experience and it’s great to know how you overcomed those things. I am really inspired by you.

    I will be looking forward to get more articles from you. Thank you.

    • Gomer

      Good to know that I have inspired a fellow. Thanks for letting me know.

      In the coming blog posts, I will write about blogging and what platforms are ideal to use. In my opinion, every entrepreneur should have a blog, whether you’re a Christian, a Muslim, or an offline entrepreneur. It’s a good tool for letting others know how are you doing with your life, with your business.

  3. Barbara Heusser

    Site is well laid out and attractive.  You are honest about your struggles and I think that would be helpful to others who are struggling.  The video was helpful and informative.  I am also a believer and I don’t think it was chance that had me review this post.  I agree that we must be there for each other.  Your goal is wonderful and I hope you keep it up.  Who knows who you will influence?  Best to you!

    • Gomer

      Thank you, Barbara. 

      Although we don’t need affirmations from others to keep going, this comment of yours has inspired me to really keep going with my goal. Not a Messianic complex but really speaking based on my personal experience. I have to bring out inspirational messages to people out there. I’m neither a pastor nor a holy man. I just love my fellow beings, especially those who are struggling.

      Again, thank you, and God bless!

  4. Hilary

    While I do not share your belief system, I do applaud everyone’s search for what will help them live their best life! I honor your journey for the best way for you to help both yourself and others, and look forward to reading more of your pilgrimage. Your blog is well constructed and easy to read. I like both the layout and your humble voice. Best.

    • Gomer

      I appreciate our differences, for if it weren’t for our diversity in belief systems, this world will be a boring place to live in. 

      Thank you for the compliment about the construction of the blog, and its layout. Sometimes I need positive compliments like that, to keep me going. 🙂

  5. Kelly Smith

    Well done, Gomer! I too understand the struggle of trying to do things on my own…to forget that God has always been there to help me. It takes courage to write about your struggles with faith and religion and to use it as a source of returning to your relationship with God and to help others find Him. Thank you for sharing. 

    • Gomer

      Yes, sometimes people are so shy to share their negatives in life. And we can’t blame them for that, because in this world especially in the “make money online niche” where “fake it to make it” is the popular approach to attracting clients, most won’t admit their mistakes in public. So, it really takes courage to do what I do here.

      Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. God bless! 

  6. Jill

    Hi,  We have mountains of things to be grateful for that go unnoticed in our lives.  Today’s world is so fast, we could all take time out to reflect on the hypnotic rhythm we have fallen into and benefit by slowing our lives down to notice the gifts around us.  I believe, this in turn, will ignite the fire in our bellies and encourage us to help others.

    Cheers 

    • Gomer

      There are plenty of gifts around us, we just didn’t notice them yet. And the most common gift people tend to forget they already have, is the gift of life. When faced with darkness, ending it sometimes become attractive. It happened to me, to a confused person. 

      There’s so much in life that we still have to discovered. And we also have hidden potentials that are not yet discovered. With encouragement and instilling of hope, we can help others (and ourselves of course) have a better outcome with our lives.

  7. Vicki

    Hi Gomer! 

    I too am a Christian and many times through my life I knew God is right there inside me helping me through the struggles and teaching me strength and to always be kind and helpful. Today my passion is helping people believe in themselves and reading this post inspired me so thank you so much

    Kind wishes!

    Vick

    • Gomer

      What a noble purpose, Vicky! Keep it up.

      There’s a quote that says, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room in this Earth.”

      I think that “service to others” includes “helping people believe in themselves.”

  8. Henry

    Hi Gomer! I really enjoy visiting your site. Here I’m back again. Words can be used for the welfare of those around us. And they could obviously be used for the opposite. And I warmly approve your determination of helping others through your blog.

    I was happy to read your reference to Oskar Schindler in this post. Have you read Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally?

    • Gomer

      Oh, it’s only now that I hear of that. Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally. But that sounds interesting as I really like the true-to-life movie of Mr. Schindler. So, let me check about that. Thanks for mentioning. And also, thanks for coming back here and I really appreciate that.

      When you do things primarily to help others, there’s this feeling of fulfillment. You don’t get frustrated whether you make money or not because your primary goal is to impart knowledge and give inspiration to others. And as you model “abundance mentality”, you encourage others to have positive outlook in life and develop their potentials.

      Again, thanks for coming back, Henry.

  9. LearnToEarn Admin

    We certainly need to be a shining light where ever we may roam on this earth.
    It is my sincere desire to let others see Jesus in me and to let them know the truth of His love that knows no bounds.  He loves everyone and wills the highest good for them always.
    He will never let you down and will always lift you up out of despair.

    • Gomer

      Actually, he lifted me up. During the time when all of me are hopeless, miracles happened. Something happened that I didn’t even it to happen. A person who initially turned down my asking for help, suddenly decided to help me. Praise God for that! He will never forsake us. Just be with Him always.

  10. Michel

    Well done on an excellent blog post and very inspiring to read about your journey with God. I am glad you found blogging, as what better way to let people all over the world read your thoughts on this subject and how you are being helped by God.

    Although there are many bad and dubious platforms online, there are also a lot of good people who have wholesome information to share. Wish there were more blogs like this online, rather than the scams and porn sites that are so rampant at the moment.

    • Gomer

      At first, I thought no one would respond to my blogging. When I first shared my blog post on Facebook, there was no response from my friends of almost 5,000 people. But as the days went by, friends started to read the posts and leave comments, on the blog posts and on Facebook posts. That encouraged me to continue doing this. Like you said, scams and porn sites are very popular nowadays especially with young people. But I think we can do something to neutralize that, slow and steady.

  11. Mark

    Hello Gomer, I think it is awesome that you have found something to light a fire for yourself and bring you back to a faith that sustains you. Blogging has amazing potential for sharing the Gospel with the world and for healing both the blogger and the reader. I have found blogging to be extremely helpful in dealing with my own challenges and it is great to hear that it is helping you as well. I wish you all the best with your blog and may God be with you.

    Mark

    • Gomer

      Thank you, Mark. 

      Yes, it’s dual. The readers benefit from the posts, and the blogger as well. To come up with a good blog post, one needs deep thinking about the subject matter. If not, then the words will just fall empty. That’s why I believe, it helped us bloggers as well. It helped in my renewal.

      Unless the person who is in dire situation has already closed his or her mind, there’s still hope. I remember, there was this girl who’s posting thoughts of giving up on Facebook. I commented and asked what’s the problem and she replied. That situation made me realize that maybe there are people out there who needs our help. Who knows that the encouraging words that we share is exactly what they need to make a turn around. What a noble work, indeed.

  12. Matt's Mom

    I truly agree that we can use blogging to bring about a positive influence on others.  As far as belief in God, I have been there.  I lost 4 close family members right in succession (son, mom, aunt, cousin) and this really was a trying time for me and my faith.  I just felt that no God would do this to me.  Take away the people I loved dearly so suddenly and tragically.  But I have grown from that period in my life, it has made me stronger and I hope that I can help others thru similar experiences and trying times.

    • Gomer

      I admire your faith and love of God. Keep it up, sister.

      What I learned with those experiences, with those challenges that I’ve gone through is, when the going gets tough, that’s the time to go nearer to God. Unfortunately, a lot of people do the opposite—they shy away from God.

      When you’re weak, when you’re facing tough challenges, don’t forget that you are a son or daughter of God. He will not forsake His children, jut believe in Him and have faith.

      It is for this reason that I want to blog. I want to encourage the weak, to look up and smile. To be hopeful and not resort to doing negative things. May God help us with this goal.

  13. coralie

    Blogging is really a great way to get your thoughts and ideas out to the world.  There is something about being able to share advice, products and even an idea you may have. I really enjoy being able to write my blog and share stuff about my niche with the world.  Great job fellow blogger and keep sharing your passion.

    • Gomer

      Thank you, Coralie. As long as we’re breathing, as long as we’re alive, we will not stop sharing our thoughts online. This is out outlet and doing this makes us feel better.

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