Please Forgive Me For Being Selfish

Happy New Year to all of my faithful readers! As I write this, it is the first week of February, and this is my first post of 2021. In fact, it’s my first post in several months. I really have no excuses for my lack of writing. No major stressful situations going on, even though that potential certainly exists in today’s world. I can’t even say it’s because I can’t think of anything to write because there is plenty to talk about, especially for what I usually write about.

So why haven’t I been writing? As I thought and prayed about this, I was convicted in a major way. I realized it’s because I am just being selfish. My writing gap comes at a time where my readership on this site has grown to the highest level than I’ve ever had. I’ve also received many compliments about how these articles have been a great help to some people. So why stop writing now? I think it happened for several reasons. One is that I still have a tendency to let doubt creep in. I think thoughts like, how could anything I have to say positively affect people? No one cares what I have to say. Can I really help anyone? I not only allow those thoughts in but act on them by procrastinating on my writing instead of listening to God’s voice who says that, since what I have to say is coming from Him, it can have great impacts on people.

I also tend to let laziness get in the way. I do not function well in the cold dark days of winter in Western New York and tend to get a bit down emotionally during these months. Still, I need to stop using that as an excuse and stay active. Writing is one of the ways I can do that.

So once again I will apologize for being selfish. Perhaps some people don’t think my writing is good or helpful. Perhaps it is difficult to become motivated to write. However, I feel like God is telling something. I regularly ask Him how I can be used to make a difference in this world while I am here. I believe He is reminding me to use the great knowledge He has taught me, and make myself available for Him to use me as a vessel to communicate His love, peace, and truth. It’s not up to me to decide whether I am worthy or good enough for a task. It’s just a matter of being obedient. So now I am getting my typing fingers ready, and seeking to communicate what He wants me to say. I am so sorry to keep you waiting. More to come very soon 🙂

11 Responses to Please Forgive Me For Being Selfish

  1. Mini B says:

    I am so glad you are back with your post. Your posts are much needed in today’s world. They reflect the Lord’s words in so many ways .So do keep writing. You are a great inspiration!

  2. Maddy Coope says:

    Welcome back. I’ve been missing your voice. Look forward to the next one.

  3. jakemwaniki says:

    Welcome back after a long hiatus. I love your articles. They are very informative.

  4. Shane Kirkpatrick says:

    Brother, sometimes even preachers preached to…

  5. juliearahm says:

    Welcome Back!

    Has been a while for sure! In that season, I’m sure God was growing something beautiful in you!! Patience. A time of waiting and anticipation, getting through and onto a new season in life, transformation if you so choose to call it that.

    I hear you.
    I understand.

    This is relatable and makes so much sense. Being obedient and not allowing doubt to settle in and become comfortable in your life. Living in Alaska, I know how the lack of sunlight, long and dark winters, can throw us off balance and impact our overall health.

    I, too, have pushed my writing to the side, allowing other things to take priority. Seems like I was fighting the urge to write, even though picking up a pen and notebook would have been so easy to do. To me, this felt like laziness rather than obedience. I knew I needed to start being more mindful of my thoughts and attend to things that are pleasing and bring joy.

    Feedback is important, I know. It’s sort of like a reassurance that what you have said is being read and received by more than just yourself. There is a reassurance much stronger that extends beyond just the comments of readers like myself. Putting all faith and trust in God, being in the present moment and in a peaceful state, I know what I write and share with others, matters.

    We are all at different stages in our life, including our age, profession, spirituality and so on. Not everyone will understand or fully appreciate our writing and our stories, and that’s okay. What matters is how pleasing we are in the eyes of God. Are we serving Him as best we can? Is what I am doing in my life, growing me to become more like Him?

    Keep writing for you are His vessel!
    I look forward to all He is bringing to light in your life!

    Many Blessings!!

    • joedalio says:

      As always, your comment is appreciated and it is great to hear from you. Not only do your comments provide much-appreciated support, they add so much valuable information. And we are definitely on the same page! I will make it much more of a goal to serve God the best I can. Thank you again, and I encourage you to keep brightening the world with your wonderful writing as well.

      • juliearahm says:

        I appreciate your kind words! I will do my best to keep “brightening the world” with my writing. It is His light that shines through me and making the world brighter and more beautiful!

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