I’ve struggled with knowing what to post lately or what kind of blogger I want to be. My last three posts have been strictly book reviews because of the forced accountability that comes from publishers who provide copies of new books with expectation of a review in a timely manner.
A book review blogger is not who I want to be, though it is something I enjoy periodically. A humorous or light-hearted writer is someone I’d love to be, but it’s not who I am. A technical writer is more in line with my profession, but it’s not what I want to blog. Devotional blogging just comes across too corny and shallow for me.
Yet something in me compels me to write, and blogging forces me to go beyond journaling. The process of becoming a better writer is much too snail-like, but when I look back, the trail is truly visible. The trail in front of me is too foggy to see, but I know it exists. It’s a gradual transformation, just as my faith journey is gradual.
While I was in seminary, I was certain God had called me to write. My surroundings fade and time disappears when I am studying the Word and organizing information and ideas. How God wants me to link my passion with writing or blogging is a mystery in progress.
Gradual transformation, sanctification, growing in faith, becoming more like Jesus, walking so close to God that I can see His hand in everything everyday and trusting Him so much that nothing shakes me – this subject is my passion. The books I review, the things that I study, and the words that I write revolve around this. This is the blogger I want to be.