If your life were a novel what kind would it be? Drama, action, adventure, romance? If you’ve checked yes to all of the above then I can’t wait to see the movie! 

What about your faith story? 
 
Chances are if you’re reading this you’ve thought about sharing your faith through blogging, but for some reason or another, you haven't got around to it yet. You might be feeling that you're not up to the task, or fearful of what others might say, or maybe you just got sidetracked by some unforeseen circumstance.
 
Whatever the case, you're not alone. As a fellow procrastinator myself I can identify with the struggle of starting a project even if I believe it is something that God might be tugging on my heart to do only to wind up putting it on the backburner for later.

Nevertheless, allow me to encourage you right now to begin sharing your faith experiences with 5 good reasons why you should stop procrastinating and start writing that blog for the kingdom today!  
 
1. You can make a difference.

The desire to do or be a part of something great lies within all of us. Up until a few years ago I never realized just how important this was to me until I came across a little yellow ribbon with the words “I wish I could make a difference in the world” imprinted on it. This sentiment from someone whom I’ve never met, yet whose heart yearned just as much as mine, has inspired me ever since to do all I can in letting this little light of mine shine. Odds are you are already making a difference in your home, church, or community. I challenge you to take it a step further and blog about it! Who knows, even if it's just one person, maybe you can reach and inspire them to do the same?

2. You'll grow in Christ.
 
Each day we should be growing in Christ through the studying of God’s word, prayer, and witnessing to others. One of the best ways I have found to stimulate such growth in these areas is by writing. The jotting down of lessons learned in the form of tiny blurbs can help us to better understand and capture the essence of our faith in God. These scribblings can also help with accountability. The last thing I'd want to do is mishandle the word of God. I trust and hope that fellow believers who read my posts would quickly point out any errors in theology (with gentleness and patience of course!). But before it should come to that, writing a good blog should cause us to want to dig that much deeper into the Word prior to making our first keystroke, if not for anything else but for our own mutual edification.
 
3. You can be a witness for Christ.
 
It's been said that only 2% of Americans who attend church actively share their faith with others. TWO PERCENT! As followers of Christ, we have to do better than that. We are all called to be His witnesses in the world and in doing so we are mandated to preach the good news to every creature (Mark 16:15). With the various outlets of social media at our fingertips, these days sharing our faith can be faster and far more reaching than ever before! Think about for a moment the methods that were available to the disciples of the early church some 2,000 years ago. If they wanted to spread the gospel in the nearest town or major city they would have to walk several miles and possibly take several days to get there. Today, while we are still called to go into all the world, we can reach anyone who has access to a computer with just the click of a mouse!

4. You have an opportunity to multiply what you've been given.
 
Just like the servants mentioned in Jesus' Parable of the Talents (Mt. 25:14-30), we too have been entrusted by our Master with something very valuable - the knowledge of salvation! And depending upon our view of Christ we will either willingly multiply what we've been given in an effort to please Him or choose instead to bury our talent in the ground out of fear. In the end, the former will reap the joy of their Master and hear those long anticipated words, "Well done, good and faithful servant" while the latter will be condemned for their wickedness and laziness and be cast into outer darkness where the Bible says there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth! How's that for motivation? 
 
5. You will be storing up for yourself treasures in heaven.
 
Making an impact for the kingdom, growing in holiness, being a faithful witness, multiplying; these things won’t go unnoticed in the kingdom. While the world seeks after earthly wealth that will ultimately rust and fade, we, on the other hand, should be seeking to build eternal riches in heaven. Writing can be an excellent format for doing just that. Think of those faith writers of old who've allowed themselves to be a pen in the hand of the Author and perfecter of their faith. Today, Christ as Author continues to put pen to paper in our own faith manuscript, and in turn, we've been entrusted with the wonderful privilege of becoming publishers to one amazing story!
 
So, what are you waiting for? You've just been given five good reasons to stop procrastinating and start writing that blog for the kingdom today.

Now get out there and create something amazing!
 
Run to win,
Den

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Published by Dennis Miranda