Why do I do this? Write. Then post it for the world to see?
First of all I write because I can’t help it. You may as well ask why the horse paws the ground or the dog circles in his bed.
I was designed that way.
For me writing is healing. It’s comforting. It brings me home. It’s how I put myself back together after forays into a raucous world.
It’s where I make sense of that world. It’s where I gain clarity and strength by articulating my understanding of ultimate reality.
Yet I don’t write to isolate myself from the world. To run away. To hide. To retreat. To be a bystander. A spectator.
Writing is where I make sense of the world and face it both.
That’s why I post here.
So that I can be part of the world. To partake in God’s Plan as I was designed with diligence & dedication to the very process that brings more focus and clarity to my understanding of that Plan while being part of it.
And it isn’t easy. Easy would be to do nothing.
Putting myself out there is difficult. I’m an introvert. And a perfectionist. I fear miscommunicating and being misunderstood. I would rewrite rewrite rewrite ad-infinitum if I didn’t put a stop to it!
I know if I wait until I’m fully prepared or “ready” I will never do anything. Because I’ll never be fully prepared.
I’m not saying I should do anything, and that somehow anything is better than nothing.
What I am saying is that I’m in the game. I’m making that declaration. That commitment. I’m in.
Does that mean I know everything, and that everything I do will be perfect and flawless? Of course not. It means I’m dedicated to learning from my inevitable mistakes by continual dedication to understanding and living God’s word with greater clarity, discipline and commitment.
Will you join me?