When I first started my blog, Married To The Pastor, I had no idea what blogging was all about. In one of my very first posts, I even posed the question of whether or not I thought blogging was something I could even endorse. But I went ahead and started writing and did the only thing I knew how to do...write from my heart.
Now, I've been at this for awhile, and over time I've learned all the things I should and shouldn't do regarding blogging and I've been working at other forms of writing. I've taken an intensive writing course, I've read books and articles about blogging, and I've read other blogs that tell me how to be a better writer and blogger.
I don't regret any of these things, but I've noticed that rather than help my blogging, in some ways, my learning has hindered it. I no longer pop on my computer at 9:50pm and spew out my feelings on to the screen because I know that in order to do it "properly" I need more time than that. I'm more cautious about what and how I write. I don't post as often because I don't want to do it if I can't do it completely correctly. I'm guarded. I'm careful.
Well, tonight is different. For some reason, I have the urge to just blog. Not really about anything in particular, but to just share my feelings and hope someone out there can relate. Maybe it's because I've been thinking a lot this weekend about Hebrews 12:1-2 and "throwing off everything that hinders". There have been some things lately that I've decided I want to make an effort to "throw off". They are self-imposed standards that keep me shackled. They inhibit me and steal the joy out of life. They bring tension and anxiety where God intended pleasure and satisfaction.
Maybe you too, have something in your life that's hindering you. It could be a relationship or a habit; a fear or a worry. Maybe, like me, you over think things or put too much undue pressure on yourself. Either way, I invite you to join me in getting rid of that thing which is weighing you down and keeping you from running the race set before you! I'm ready. Are you?