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