Hi! Happy Monday, the day after Easter.
Do you know what the day after Easter means? Well, for lots of people it means the first day of the work week. For others it means a day off but for me, the day after Easter means that it is Monday and that means it is Mandy Monday, the day for me to upload a new blog post.
Starting a few months ago I decided to commit to writing a blog post each Monday no matter what. So here I am. But guess what? I have no idea what to write about. (Literally, I am writing this right now without having any clue what I am about to write.)
Saying I have no idea what to write about is not entirely true. I have about a bazillion topics in my brain that I want to write about. The problem is focusing on and picking just one and trusting that it is the RIGHT one.
Which brings me to a question I would like to ask myself. Mandy, darling, what constitutes the right one? I mean who says what the exact thing is that you are supposed to write about today? Is there a committee of blog people out there somewhere that are going to critique your post? Is God just waiting for you to get it right hoping you will end up writing the blog post he had in mind for you to write?
You see, writing a blog post is like life or death. Well, not really, but for me it is. Seriously, I need to lighten up, I know, but it is true. I care very much (probably too much) about what I put out into the world. I am always striving to make a difference because I see so much uneccessary hurt and pain in the world. (And I say uneccessary because I know that there is a solution to all of the world's hurts and pains.)
So, what should or could be fun, (like writing blogs) ends up being something that oftentimes stresses me out because of the heavy burden I sometimes feel in my heart.
For instance, this morning...
I have spent several hours so far this morning thinking of what I can write about that can inspire and help people. And I don't mean just any kind of help. I mean I want to put out information through my written words that will CHANGE PEOPLE'S LIVES.
I want to write blog posts that will kill depression, bring hope where there is none, completely heal people's hurts and wounds, make people whole again and restore marriages and broken relationships.
But I put a bit too much pressure on myself to come up with this killer, amazing and life changing blog post when perhaps it can be easier.
A lot easier.
Mandy, my dear, sweet, precious friend, just write something, anything, and relax, trusting that your energy, motivation and intention behind it is actually the most important thing. Then move on.
So what is my motivation. It is always to somehow, in an articulate way, share the good news about Jesus Christ and how the cross is the answer to everything in life.
His death and resurrection is the most glorious, crazy, radical, amazing thing in the universe and just thinking of it, knowing it, believing it personally to be true for you is the solution to every problem on this earth.
The cross and the name of Jesus Christ has within it everything you and I will ever need. I say this from experience over and over and over. Like TODAY as I see, yet again, that this good news is the answer to everything and the foundation on which I can then hear what the next step is for me to take.
So for today, as I lay here and write (I have to lay down to write because of my back) I am remembering that I don't have to figure out how to change the world and I don't have to put so much pressure on myself.
Sometimes there are days like today that I have no clear direction on what to write or where to go or what I am doing with my life.
But what I do know is that Jesus Christ is my King. I do know that He is my Saviour and I love him so much. He died for me and he wiped my slate clean taking all my sins upon himself and now because of him I get to have a close relationship with the Father.
So, just like yesterday, which was Easter, I am going to focus on that. It may not be Easter today but everday is a day to celebrate the resurrection because it is the answer to everything in life and because of that I have finally come to the end and have finished another Mandy Monday blog post. Aaaaah, I can breathe and move on.
My part is done. It's now His part to do the rest.
Motivated by the radical love of Jesus, I create beautiful works of art and passionately share my testimony to free people all across the earth to also fully and completely live the life they were uniquely created for.
I blog about things that I experiene and hope will motivate, guide and inspire you toward greater creativity, fulfillment, peace, and joy in your everyday life.