One is Enough

Godspotting is Three Months old This Week
Saturday it will be three months since I began this blog. This morning I’ve been reflecting on the blog, thinking about why I began it and whether I’m meeting my goals. For example, I try to post two new entries each week. Looking back I see that I didn’t reach that mark in August, but overall I’ve met that number.

But it isn’t about numbers, though it’s more comfortable to quantify our goals than to consider their less tangible aspects. I began to think about the harder-to-measure aspects. Is it worth it? Blogging takes time. I could devote that time instead to my family, to my church, to rest, to prayer….

I retreated back into the numbers game, looking at the Google Analytics page that tracks visitors. Those numbers are, ahem, modest. Shaking off the numbers temptation again I recalled how I feel led to write this. Now I had something of a wrestling match going on in my mind.

In the midst of this rumination I remembered an email I received from a good friend earlier this month. She wrote:

“Have had some tough times lately (well the last few years) and I read some of the things you had on your Godspot and it really helped.”

Worth it? Beyond all doubt.

I will not grow weary.

31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will
soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They
will walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 (NLT)