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Being Unproductive

18 March, 2008 (10:02am) | Blog

I originally started this blog back in March of 07, so I have been blogging for about a year now. This will be my fifteenth post. I don’t know about you, but that seems pretty pitiful to me. That’s 1.25 posts per month. There are some blogs that I read that post that much per day. Lately, I have been making a conscious effort to find things to write about, but it seems like the more I think about it, the harder it is to come up with something. It seems like back when I started this blog, I was coming up with stuff left and right. Then I actually looked at how often I was posting. I only posted one per month for the first couple months.  I succeeded at posting two per month for July and August and then I stopped. No posts for a whole month, and then only two more in October. From there I dropped all forms of creative writing for a grand total of three months. After that was when I decided to actually put effort into blogging, but things were feeling like they were slowing down. I could have sworn that I was having longer pauses between posts than ever before. Then I looked at my archives and, lo and behold.. this will be the first month ever that I have posted three posts! Party time!

Why does it seem so hard to do the things we are committed to doing?

Anyway, that was my really long winded tale of woe and deception, but I see a parallel..

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
2 Peter 1:5-8

Why should I make every effort to do these things? To “escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires” (v. 4) and keep from being unproductive in my faith. It says nothing about these things becoming easy. But if we persevere, we will not be unproductive.

So regardless of how unmotivated I am to exercise my brain and meditate on the Lord, I am now making a commitment to persevere. Starting will faith, and ending with love.

Comments

Comment from seven
Time: 18 March 2008, 3:00 pm

I would love it if you would post more often, but I don’t think any less of you for only having 15 posts in your archives. Just sayin’.

Comment from Michael
Time: 18 March 2008, 3:31 pm

Oh, I’m not worried about what other people think (at least as far as this goes). It’s just that I really want to be posting more, but the more I try to post, the harder it gets to find anything worth posting.

Comment from Sarah Boynton
Time: 19 March 2008, 6:09 am

Earlier today (before I read this) I was thinking to myself that I don’t read enough blogs. I just don’t take the time. I subscribe to a few on myspace, but I bet there is a lot more out there that is interesting. Many of the blogs you have posted from other bloggers, for example, I tell myself I should keep track of….anyway I don’t.
Not that blogs are so important, but I feel ya on the whole unproductive thing.

Comment from Michael
Time: 19 March 2008, 9:21 am

You can use Google Reader to subscribe to multiple blogs and then it will keep track of what you have read for you. That’s what I use. If you’re interested.

Comment from Jon Acuff
Time: 27 March 2008, 5:05 pm

Thanks for posting on my new site man, I really appreciate it
Jon

Comment from seven
Time: 1 April 2008, 8:03 pm

Um, I tagged you if you want to do it.

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