Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Enjoy the Journey


Blogging can be fun.

I have enrolled in a blogging course at http://probloggerbook.com/. The first lesson made me laugh because the title is "Enjoy." As I pray and read the Bible I am drawn to plan things in my life that encourage me to laugh and enjoy myself. I will thrive as I delight in all things.

The tips for this first lesson on blogging spill over into all the other areas of my life. May I share a few lines:

"The tip is to enjoy what you do. Blogging should be fun!
Your topic might well be serious, but that doesn't mean you should
not enjoy the process.

If you enjoy blogging, or even better have a *passion* for it, that
enthusiasm will come through to the reader. We have enough serious
in our lives, we don't need to add another chore.

All too often we become focused on the hard parts, become engrossed
in competition, or stress over every new thing we think we have to
know right away.

Take it easy! It's a journey not a race.

Keep the joy. Hold on to the fun. Make friends as well as business
contacts. Find pleasure in the process."

My family needs me to be passionate and enthusiastic with each one of them and their pursuits. In my business interactions, success may well be determined by my passion for each detail of activity. The Kingdom of God calls me to passionately love my Lord Jesus and His Kingdom and flow that love wherever I go.

Yes, lesson no. 1 on blogging is to enjoy it all. Lesson no. 1 in life is to decide to enjoy the journey; bumps and all.

Delight yourself in this day: You're alive!!!

3 comments:

Laura said...

WWHHEEEE!!! That sounds like "getting on the playground" to me. Why do we lose sight of simply enjoying the process? Why is it often so difficult to just "rejoice & be glad in it"? Perhaps we'll discover the answer once we finally "get on the playground"...or even better, that question may be irrelevant! Thank you for this post my friend. I will ponder it on my way down the path to the merry-go-round.

Patrick said...

That's great Kay. So glad you are getting into this! I have the Problogger book and really enjoy Darren's blog. You can't go wrong reading his stuff and learning from him. I like how is very upfront that it can take time, hard work but most important in anything you do is the passion and love for it. I'm so glad I started blogging a few years ago and encouraging others to do so. It's one of those things that even if you don't make a dime off of it you will learn a LOT in the process and develop greater relationship.

David R said...

Kay

Expressing yourself through the written word is cleansing, isn't it?

Keep on the journey!

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Thrive In Christ

Who I Am In Christ by Neil Anderson

For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

That's just the introduction. More to follow.