Sometimes I read those famous New York Times best-selling business books, and I think to myself, “wow Alex, you have a long way to go.” These writers create incredible stories that make a big impact, and I’m sitting here blurting out my thoughts, thinking I’m making just as big of a difference in this world.
At times, we Christian business bloggers might feel like less than a writer and more like my four-year-old son scribbling crayons on a white piece of paper. We see so many seemingly successful writers in all types of styles, and we begin the comparison game and start to doubt our abilities and calling.
What do we do when the doubt sets in, our confidence drops, we’re unsure of our writing style, we start comparing, we lose the motivation for writing, and we’re not too sure about which direction to move forward in?
The bible says:
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
(Ephesians 2:10 NIV)
You have to always keep in mind that no matter what your blogging dream and entrepreneurial career is, you ‘are God’s handiwork’ and you have been ‘created in Christ Jesus to do good works’ as a business blogger for Christ!
Do you think God doesn’t know the enemy is going to try to take you off your game? God allows that so that you would DEPEND on Himself alone. When you’re in doubt, that’s when you get on your knees and pray and ask God for wisdom and guidance.
When you feel doubt, you have two choices. Entrepreneurs will start to feel down on themselves, but Godpreneurs understand that this is God tapping your shoulder saying “Hi, hello, I’m here, and I have a direction for you that I’ve already prepared in advance for you.”
God is our business, strategist. He’s the top CEO in the world. He’s got a plan that He created well before we arrived at the scene.
God gave us a blogging desire – it’s His way of revealing our purpose, passion, and potential to us and the blog that He has created for us to write through.
When I’m not too sure about the direction I should go with my writing style, book theme, or blogging topic; I ask God to lead me on the right path. Something will happen that day that will guide me to where I need to be.
Are you better writing a personal narrative or interview style? Are you more investigative or instructional? Do you want to write long 300-page books or shorter 100-page guides? Spend some time doing some research online of different blogging styles until you find what you enjoy the most.
Imagine if we always came directly to God when we had any doubts. His only desire is a relationship with us so that He can reveal Himself through us to our readers. Of course, He wants to listen to our doubts and being us clarity so we can step out in faith and be all we can be to our readers.