I remember those early days of starting my blog. It was exciting. I wasn’t that knowledgeable, but I had a dream, and it was fun! I didn’t have a lot of readers, but regardless of a number of likes, shares, or comments, nothing bothered me, nothing set me back.
But that excitement turned to frustration when, after dozens of posts, I still wasn’t seeing any traction. Even my Christian business friends weren’t reading my blogs. Heck, they were the ones that encouraged me to start it, and THEY weren’t even reading them!
To make things worst, my regular business (my branding agency) was experiencing some headaches of its own that required my time, so I found myself wanting to give up writing because the time spent on the blog could be spent helping my revenue-producing business grow.
I was almost about to quit.
We Christian bloggers all start with excitement. But what happens when the going gets tough for TOO LONG?
Now, it’s not so fun to be in that situation. Bills pile up, nobody’s reading, technology isn’t being nice to us, social media interaction is weak, things aren’t perfect, people start to unfollowing us…the list goes on!
But God’s not done. It’s not over. He’s asking us Godpreneurs to PERSEVERE!
The bible says:
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
(Hebrews 10:35-36 NIV)
You can’t throw it all away now. You were sure of yourselves when you started writing your blog. It’s still a sure thing! But you need to stick it out, staying with God’s plan so you’ll be there for the promised completion.
Christian blogging is a journey towards God. It’s a Pilgrimage we’re on. We do it for God and ourselves – the same. We don’t do this for the number of readers; we do it to impact ONE…. for THE ONE!
At times it’s going to seem mundane, monotonous, repetitive, and unexciting. At other times it’s going to be frustrating, draining, and exhausting. But we can’t give up and throw it all away. We need to PERSEVERE.
God promises a rich reward, and your reward is on the way. If the results you have been hoping for from your blog don’t seem like they’re happening anytime soon, remember that you need to persevere so that when your blog has done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.
Fast forward a few years in my own experience with Daily Godpreneur and you can see I’ve built up a great following, written several books based off my blog posts, and my blog is featured as Top 3 Christian Business Blogs worldwide.
Guys, it won’t be long now, God’s on the way; He’ll show up most any minute and reward our perseverance!
We Godpreneurs are not quitters who lose out. Oh, no! We’ll stay with it and survive, trusting all the way.
God is your biggest fan, your most avid reader. He wants you to receive the prize. So don’t give up.