I recently had someone ask me why I write? Why do I write this blog, and have been for about 7 years? Why do all of this work, but I do not get paid for it? Well, my answer is to follow. See, I was on Instagram a couple of weeks ago, and I follow a group called the ChristianGirlBlog. They posted the following bible verse, and at that moment, I had a spark of insight.
"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven."
As the ChristianGirlBlogs paraphrases this statement, "Be generous with your loves. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven." Amazing! It really sums up why I write, how I write, and what I write. I wrote a blog a few years ago based on the song Little Drummer Boy and Dr. Martin Luther King's Speech - Street Sweeper. Now I will just disclose my gift is not necessarily the writing. By this, I mean the blog and the actual writing is not my gift per se. But instead, the thought process behind everything that I eventually put on "paper." It's not just thinking but tying concepts together to try to make more sense of this thing called life. You know it's the whole concept of all things working together for good. (*Smiles*)
I guess the better question is, "why do I CONTINUE to write?" Well, the above is the answer to why. Because writing forces me to keep thinking and tying things together. Because when I think I gain clarity, understanding, and peace. Because when I put it out there for the world, I can only hope someone else gains more clarity, understanding, and peace. So here is it letting your light shine - so someone else's light can shine as well.