Friday, January 4, 2013

Welcome 2013, Why are you here already?!

As I began to recap my blog posts for 2012 (as many of my fellow bloggers have done), I realized that I had only composed 3 posts last year! What....2013...Why are you here already?! I'm still trying to finish 2012. Yikes, I had planned  to start a blog a couple of years ago, but I just recently made the commitment in November. Whenever I was about to start, I found myself making excuses...

Well after I began blogging, the topics for blog posts came naturally but the posting were few. I was excited and ready to share with the world, but I wasn't doing it! To be honest, I believe the root cause behind my excuses for not blogging is best expressed as Jeff Goins said in his interview with Michael Nichols HERE, "As I've set out to help writers, the biggest struggle I hear consistently is a lack of confidence. They know they’re meant to write but aren't sure they can."


My lack of blogging is a direct result in my lack of confidence in my ability.

 As we finalize our thoughts towards 2012 and begin to welcome 2013, I want to encourage my readers to be confident. Be confident in everything and anything you do!  Don't let a lack of confidence hold you back as I did last year. We are encouraged to be confident because God has started a good work in us and will preform it until He is finished (Phil 1:6).  Since I didn't have enough posts to recap 2012, I will use this post to commit to be more confident in Christ to work through me to give me the ability to blog.

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Is there an area in your life where you are lacking confidence? What are some resources that help you overcome your lack of confidence? Feel free to share in the comments. :)



  1. Since I rarely get comments (except from you and AC) I was wondering if anyone even cared what I wrote. It was a big confidence booster to me when a friend that I didn't know was reading me, told me she loved my blog and was following me. That gave me a little encouragement because I really love doing it.

    1. It is encouraging. I was encouraged when I posted my blog to Blogger and had several views before I posted it to social media.

  2. Great post Alex - trust you are doing well! Keep up the good work!

    1. I am doing well, and thanks for the encouragement!