Blogging for Jesus – Encouragement for Christian Bloggers.

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭16:15‬ ‭KJV‬‬

My motivation to start this blog came 2017. I desired to share my journey as a Christian and lessons I pick up along the way while also balancing it with the word of God.

When I launched the blog, I wasn’t serious. Occasionally, I put out a post or two and disappear. It wasn’t until 2019 that I began to invest more time. My aim has always been for people to grow in their love for God while living their best lives so even when I had zero views, I kept on.

That being said, What is your motivation? Because sometimes when other factors seem to play out the opposite of what we anticipate, our motivation would keep us going.

As Christian bloggers, we change the world one post at a time. It is more mindblowing when we think of how much influence we wield and the transformation we can effect collectively through our post. And the beauty is we all speak the same messages in different voices so the gospel is understood no matter who is reading,

So here are three things you should know as a Christian blogger.

1. The numbers is not the end goal.

Jesus didn’t appoint everyone as disciples. He chose 12 and poured into them. And even after He ascended into heaven, these disciples would go on to do wonders for the kingdom.

Many of us interpret the command to go into the world and multiply as being just about numbers and no substance.We look down on the audience we have because it feels we are not getting enough recognition for all the hard work. Thereby, allowing our own desires to override that of kingdom. But the truth is it doesn’t matter if you have an audience of one or 100,000, as long as you preach the gospel, your role is relevant in the eyes of God.

You do not have to build a large number of followers before you know you are doing well. The Father does not reward us according to the success standard of the world but He looks out for how well we gleaned the field He entrusted in our care, For to each one of us, He gave a measure of talent.

The few you have now, concentrate on pouring into them. and if one of them mature from your tutelage and goes on to reach multitudes, you have done the will of the Father and brought glory to His name.

As believers, this life we live, it is no longer us but Christ. so we must decrease for Him to increase. We must place the interest of the kingdom as priority over any other desire.

The issue with leadership, business and ministries today is they try to mass produce. They became fixated on how many followers they can accumulate and meddle into unhealthy competition thereby creating a mess. Take your eyes off the numbers. It is not how big your audience is but how effective it is and how many true disciples emerges from you.

The glory in an orange tree is not in it’s ability to produce fruits but the capability of the seeds germinating into a fertile tree.

One tree cannot feed the world. so also you alone cannot spread the gospel. The goal is to make disciples and send them forth. Therefore, regardless of if your page views are small or huge. you are still making an impact. God is still speaking through you and transforming lives. Don’t underestimate your relevance in the kingdom.

2. Rely on the HolySpirit

Because we blog for Christ, we must never rely on our wisdom to write posts. Every post is a message. Let the Holy Spirit lay in your heart word in season.

Be intentional about spending time with Him. Remember that the moment you decided to be a teacher of gospel, you submitted yourself to a higher scrutiny and discipline.

Try not to fall into trap of reading the Bible just to produce a blogpost. While this may not necessarily be bad, it can rob you of your own quality time with God if done always. Feed on Him till you are full and out of the abundance, others can be fed.

It is also important to squash our bias and rely wholly on the Holy Spirit so we can rightly divide the word. Conflicting interpretation causes dissension in the body of Christ and we would be judged for every word we teach because there is the tendency to mislead people.

Blogging for Jesus is a great responsibility. We just don’t post. Any time we hit the publish button, we can either draw a person closer to Christ or push them away from the faith. Let the Spirit of God lead.

3. Pray consistently

Because you are light and you propagate the gospel, the devil would come at you with different tactics just to stop you. And one major tactic is discouragement. He knows once he can get you to give up your joy, he can gain entry.

We must bear in mind that as believers, trials are a part of life. The alchemy for us believers is we have an assured place in eternity. So the sufferings we face here are nothing compared to joy that lies ahead for us.

By this knowledge, when faced with disappointments or broken expectations, encourage yourself in the Lord for even in our brokenness, we are still vessels in God’s hands.

Finally God’s beloved, Stay strong. Interact with other faith bloggers. There is strength in fellowship. I have known amazing people through this platform who are always a blessing. I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be.

So don’t be shy to reach out. And never forget, You are a labourer in His vineyard. And every labourer has his payday.

That being said, what has been your biggest challenges as a Christian blogger?

Stay Blessed

You are Loved💙💛💙

Angel

97 thoughts on “Blogging for Jesus – Encouragement for Christian Bloggers.

  1. Perth Girl says:

    Enjoyed the post Angel.
    For me, the first two points were and are something I content with and have to be intentional about not letting either the numbers get to me and ensure that I am not pursuing God only to be able to write a post. I have to feed myself first.
    Blessings dear friend 💙, may we strive to stay true on the path that God has purposed for us.

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  2. davidsdailydose says:

    Thank you, Angel. This is a great post and much needed by many of us at the moment.

    The biggest challenge for me, as a Christian blogger on WP, has been dealing with the occasional troll. I understood these things happen on social media sometimes, but never expected an attack from another “Christian” here on WP.
    Thankfully, 99% of my friends and followers here have been kind—even if they disagree with me.

    I started blogging in 2018 as a way to help and encourage others in their Christian Faith. It took about two years to hit my stride, as I struggled with being consistent with my postings. Now, I post once a week and have several pieces prepared in advance.

    Anyway, I’ll won’t turn this comment into a post! I enjoy your blog! Blessings to you.

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    • Musings&Roses says:

      Your words are always loaded with wisdom and I enjoy reading them so it can not be an overload.
      Thank you for the consistent encouragement. It means a lot.
      Blessings to you. 💕💕💕

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  3. herrychiccounsels says:

    High five to you, my co-laborer. 🤗
    We indeed need to use every media we get to showcase Christ and I love your emphasis on having a fellowship time with God, not only because you want to get inspired on the next post. As having that lifestyle of worship really helps. 💯

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  4. Nancy Sabato says:

    You just ministered to me right now! I love this blog/post! My challenges are just as you say, the numbers- but ultimately I must be brought back to that is truth, it’s what God see’s (El Roi) and the focus is to please Him not the world, to write and produce programs that are focused on Him and He will send the Holy Spirit to guide the words we say, to the people that need to hear.
    Thank you Angel, again another blessing post!

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  5. DebDays says:

    Thank you for this blog. As I sit in front of the blank page with so many experiences from the last hiking trips, I want the posts to be meaningful, not only surface interesting. Prayer, study and then write! I sometimes have that in Reverse. Thanks!

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  6. nunablomevi says:

    Thanks for the encouragement! Truth is I was feeling a bit down because of those particular “numbers”. Before I saw your post I was trying to comfort myself. Hehe😁. God bless you!

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  7. Sydney Witherspoon says:

    Whew! I needed this post today more than you know! I started a devotional series on my mommy blog today that is not performing too well and have felt discouraged all day. Thank you for the reminder that it’s not about the numbers. 💕

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  8. Rise above Mediocrity says:

    Thank you for motivating me , I am new to this blogging , the biggest challenge is in writing stuff no one reads but like you said one it’s not about the numbers ,but being obedient to the mandate we were given to spread the gospel to the ends of the earth .

    One disciple at a time , Jesus Christ did the same . The world need to know the undiluted word of God.

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  9. Dee says:

    What a word!!! This is absolutely wonderful, Angel, down to the last drop! Sometimes I’ve felt discouraged because the posts weren’t coming out as fast as I wanted – and then Holy Spirit would remind me this isn’t about my timing, but His.

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  10. michellesusanavanduuren says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful post, I look forward to reading more of your work as a fellow Christian blogger and now being led by God, to interact more by reading other Christian blogs. I can definitely relate to what you have written here, as I only just started my blog in about April of this year after I independently published my first book. God bless you 🙂

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    • Musings&Roses says:

      Wow! congratulations on publishing your new book. It is no small feat! I am glad you stumbled upon my blog and the words were relatable.

      I would check out your blog too.
      Thank you for stopping by and God bless you! 🙏💕💕💕

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  11. Rejean Langlois says:

    Hello, just making myself known. Any input or insights are definitely appreciated. I will say that my posts are focused on those already of faith

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  12. Aimee P says:

    LOVE THIS! I especially love this part “As Christian bloggers, we change the world one post at a time. It is more mindblowing when we think of how much influence we wield and the transformation we can effect collectively through our post. And the beauty is we all speak the same messages in different voices so the gospel is understood no matter who is reading”! Blessings!

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  13. SimplyaServant says:

    Thank you for the post. I want to be a writer someday, and blog just to get all my ideas out in the open.

    I do have a quick question though. Do you have any tips on how to organize your blog?

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    • Musings&Roses says:

      Thank you so much! I would say choose a theme that you are comfortable with and you can categorize your posts into different segments. It would help with the organization.

      I wish you all the best and hope to read your book someday!
      Blessings to you🙏💕💕💕

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  14. Amanda-Lyn says:

    This was very uplifting ♥ I am new to the Christian blogging field and I am going completely on faith with this and so far…it’s been going fairly well I think…then again I’ve only been doing this a month so my biggest challenge is having patience ♥

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  15. GINSFAITH says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this post, for me it was a timely reminder to be in this blogging space but not of the stats. Thank you for the kind reminder 🙌

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  16. Gods Abundant Life says:

    My motivation was that I wanted to share Jesus with as many people as possible, but I’m almost 72 years old and don’t see myself becoming some big evangelist. I did start my blog about a year ago and now people from over 30 countries are reading about Jesus. It’s such a blessing that God can use a simple retired woman like me! Praise His Name!

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  17. aaron owens says:

    I really appreciate the comment about not being caught up with the numbers. I just migrated to this site from blogger to give myself some fresh motivation. But i had to remind myself a few days ago to remember not to “despise the day of small beginnings”

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  18. Jamie Sasien says:

    This was exactly what I needed to read. I often need to remind myself I’m being I obedient in writing so it does not matter how many read or where it could go. I’m writing and doing all unto Him and Him alone

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  19. philliesspecial says:

    My first blog was published in late October, publishing 8 so far. I am a World Trade Center Survivor/North Tower. It is a story of how God took a worldly girl, crushed her heart in the rubble of the towers in order to make her only choice to survive is a relationship with Jesus Christ. Your blog speaks to my heart , encouraging me to continue no matter how many “followers/viewers” I have. In Christ Alone Annette Out Of Rubble 9/11 Survivor’s Story

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    • Musings&Roses says:

      Wow!!! Your testimony is an inspiration. God surely has a plan for you. Hallelujah! Keep inspiring people with your words. The growth would come!

      Thanks for sharing
      Blessings to you🙏

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  20. Carrie says:

    I just started a blog, rather reluctantly, 2 weeks ago. Friends have been very supportive but it feels a little foolish to think I have anything worth saying. I’ve also been talking to God about remaining truthful about my journey but not ever being the reason someone uses to continue not believing in Him, or being turned off by how much I talk about Him in my journey. Your comment really resonated: “Blogging for Jesus is a great responsibility. We just don’t post. Any time we hit the publish button, we can either draw a person closer to Christ or push them away from the faith.” I’ve been asking him to help me draw people closer to Him, especially friends and family who don’t have Him in their lives. Thanks for your post – it was comforting to read!

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  21. Nicholas McNeill says:

    Wonderfully written! Thank you for sharing…
    As a Christian blogger myself, I continually remind myself of similar truths… It is so easy to get caught up in the mix of numbers and “impact.” Even if it is just one person, it was worth it.

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  22. limuelsumaguemalabuyoc says:

    “Try not to fall into trap of reading the Bible just to produce a blogpost.” Thanks for this.

    This is the reminder guys!

    May we do this blogging for the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 10:31) not for the money. And may we not serve the other master (money) but the other Master, Jesus Christ our God (Matthew 6:24).

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  23. jenschil says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I’m new to blogging and what you’ve said here I felt God has been saying to me, I can relate to what you’re saying. I thank God for those he’s speaking to through my posts, and I rely on Him to give me what to say.

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  24. Over the Hill 242 says:

    Wow! This is so on time! I literally was thinking about not renewing my subscription. But yesterday it came to me that the blog is to the honour and glory of God and I still have a work to do. Sometimes we do get caught up and our vision skewed, so we must remember our WHY. It should not be about the number of followers, comments etc. Like you said, “But the truth is it doesn’t matter if you have an audience of one or 100,000, as long as you preach the gospel, your role is relevant in the eyes of God.”

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