I’ve always wondered about what’s really been the motivating factor in starting this blog. My main goal has always been to bring glory to my heavenly father, but I’ve wondered if there has been something else going along with that as well.
It’s easy for me as a homemaker who doesn’t have any kids yet, to waste my time. There’s no one watching me or needing my attention at every moment, so it’s easy to become selfish. I really have to let God become my motivation or else I’ll simply sit on the couch all day. And some days I really struggle with that, but I think my blog has helped a lot. It’s much easier to sit on the couch with no accountability, but when you throw in readers who are expecting something it throws more responsibility into the mix.
This blog has really been a growing opportunity for me, honestly. Even though it has only been a year, it has been one in which I’ve grown through the most. With the added responsibility of writing, it has brought a sense of accountability. But honestly I shouldn’t have gotten this feeling of added responsibility from this blog, I should have gotten this feeling from my walk with Christ. Some of you might not write or have youtube channels, but you have your lives and our lives should be defined by Christ. Every time I felt guilty about watching tv instead of reading a convicting book or ‘fill in the blank’ it shouldn’t have been about my blog; it should have been because of my walk with Christ. If we aren’t actively growing we are falling backward. Even now as I write this I’ve been watching a tv show that isn’t necessarily sinful but has been drawing me away from the Bible and my time in communion with God. So it was an idol for me, I let my mind get sidetracked by the world’s thinking and attitudes.
This also another reason why I started My Redeemed Life. I started to write things down and process it. A couple years ago I found out that I process things much more easily if I write them down. Kinda like if I was writing a letter of advice to a friend. So that is what My Redeemed Life has been. It is my advice letter to you and me.
So why the name? My Redeemed Life is exactly what it sounds like. Simply going through my life through the lens of the Bible. God has mercifully chosen me as His child (I did absolutely nothing to deserve this) and I continue to grow in His grace every day. Every day and every decision is in His will to grow me into the woman that He desires me to be. I’ll say it again because it is a great reminder, “I have never done or ever will do anything to deserve the mercy and grace He has shown to me.”
Through His mercy and grace in my life, I want to inspire and encourage you in your walk with Christ. We all have different walks and different situations, but together we can make each other better. God’s grace in my life drives me to help and serve those in my community, which includes you!
In the scriptures, we see that every believer has certain spiritual gifts and that we must actively use it in our local church, but I also think that extends into the whole church and not merely in my local church building. I believe my spiritual gift is service and exhortation.
We all have things that God is doing in our lives, but we are never alone. There is always someone who has gone through what you went through and then made it out alive and so can you. Praise the Lord for His goodness in our lives. I pray that you all will continue to grow in love for the Lord.
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