The Lord has recently convicted me of writing a post on humility. Humility is something that I struggled with sometimes, such as giving myself the credit and not realizing that everything is God’s work, his will, and he allowed it to happen. If he didn’t help me, I wouldn’t be able to do anything! So I would like to share with you some tips that I’ve thought of or been given on staying humble! : ) (Especially on your blog.)
I have heard of some people who believe that if you have a blog with just a bunch of pictures of yourself wearing cute outfits and posing, you must be really vain and prideful. That isn’t why I blog though! My desire is to make God come across good, not myself come across good. How can clothes be a witness, you might ask. The purpose of my blog is to share my convictions on modesty and dressing in a way that honors God. Not making myself look good. With that being said, I have to remember that this blog is for God’s glory, not my own. Therefore it doesn’t matter if I think I “look bad” in the pictures.
That is something that I struggled with though. Several months back, about September through the beginning of December, I had posted no pictures of myself. I was convinced that I looked terrible in all of the pictures that were taken. (Sorry, Maddy!) I had taken my focus off of being a witness on modesty, and it was put it on whether I thought I looked pretty in the pictures.
I realized that “looking good” wasn’t the purpose. I again decided to post outfit pictures, because that is what I felt called to do in the first place. With the new focus in mind, I wasn’t near as critical of myself. Yes, I am still learning, but progressing. : )
If your blog is truly for the glory of God, things like followers and comments and recognition won’t matter anymore. If the Lord wills for you to get 5 views or 5,000 views, he will arrange it to be so. He has it taken care of! ; )
Here are some things that I’ve found helpful on focusing on humility:
Realizing that God had allowed you to have a blog, and you should be grateful. : )
It is for God’s glory, not my own.
Everything that happens God has allowed it to happen.
Taking the focus off of yourself, and giving it to God.
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Something else that I strive not to do is push others to look at my blog. : ) I will tell girls about it or give them a link, but I prefer to not say, “I’d love for you to come visit my blog and follow.” I don’t want to appear to be too forward or pushy. Especially asking others to comment, follow, or ask about doing a guest post or interview is something I try not to do. : )
I appreciate everyone who read this post!