Almost gave up
There is no failure except in no longer trying.—Elbert Hubbard
When I started this blog, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. I am not the greatest writer and I though my mind is filled with wonderful things I could share, it’s hard at times to put those into words. Just this past week I wasn’t really satisfied with how things were going with God’s Porch. Posts have been scarce (though at times for good reason) and were probably not as good as I would have liked them to be. I thought about packing it up, stop blogging and maybe turning the site into something else like a portfolio instead. But that just didn’t seem to make sense to me. God’s Porch != Portfolio (maybe a sub-domain but not a portfolio only site). So what then?
I started this site out of a desire to put my love for web design to good use but then figured I could use that talent for God. The primary focus would be to encourage others and share His Word. That goal hasn’t changed but I don’t think I have delivered fully on that promise. In essence I felt as if I had failed. But after reading that quote I realised that I would have only failed if I had given up. Paul says,
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”—2 Timothy 4:7
I know it’s going to be tough and that things won’t always go the way I thought they would/should but I’m going to keep on fighting and keep on trying. I’ve got a race to finish and I intend to finish it and I most certainly am going to continue to keep trusting God, that he will take me through it. But this doesn’t only apply to blogging and this website (it never should) but to my life on a whole as Christian.
So if there is anyone else out there right now who is feeling as if they are a failure or if you feel like giving up, I encourage you not to give up. You are not a failure. Keep on fighting, keep on persevering, keep on trusting God. He is your rock, your fortress and your deliverer. He is your shield and ever present help and strength. He isn’t going to give up on you, so don’t give up on Him.
May the Lord continue to bless you and strengthen you. May His will be done in your life and may he grant you success in all that you do. May he continually fill you with his love, patience and kindness and an increasing desire to be more like His son Jesus.
Take care, God bless!