Link Love: In Which We Do It Anyway

link loveBlogging is a weird deal. Many days I alternate between fearing to appear as a failure to others or to myself and wondering why I should write anything. Hasn’t everything of worth already been written? Plus, it’s just plain scary to write out my thoughts for people to read.

It brings thoughts and feelings that permeate my life to the surface; they just glare more brightly in the spotlight of increased vulnerability.

And yet, I do it anyway. I love it even though it terrifies me at times. Some days it’s harder to find my footsteps, but I’ve learned so much through chronicling the challenge and sharing my journey of figuring out how to be a godly woman and wife. And when I get the chance to hear about your life, it’s honestly the highlight of my day.

This manifesto of sorts reminded me of all these things and was a big, fat, freeing encouragement when I came across it this week. Go get your cup of coffee and start your Friday off on an inspired foot.

“So stop asking whether or not anyone wants it or needs it, and simply do it because you were made to do it, because it makes you fully alive to do it, because you are working out what God has already worked in, because it matters, because you are called to the ministry of reconciliation, because the seeds might just catch and someday, perhaps, you’ll sit by the banks of river under the spreading branches of a tree of righteousness.”

Sarah Bessey, In which we do it anyway

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  • Rhonda Kay Ausk July 19, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Love it, Caitlin!

  • Selah July 19, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Caitlin, you have no idea how much I needed this today. Both your words, and Sarah’s, brought me to tears. Thank you for the reminder that small doesn’t mean unimportant.

  • Sharon July 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Rhonda took the words out of my head…love it, Caitlin!
    I think we all need the encouragement from each other to do the right things because God wants us to and not worry about what others think…easy to say but so hard to execute.

  • Clare July 19, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Thanks so much for posting this. I have really struggled with my inability to grow my blog-this isn’t a sad cry for recognition, by the way.;) Such a good reminder that doing it for the right reason equals satisfaction in pleasing God, not in fame or recognition or anything the world offers. Your blog really inspires me-in the right way!

  • Aubree July 20, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Great post! Thanks for the reminders!

  • Audrey @ Putting Me Together July 20, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    I love the quotes you posted, Caitlin!

  • Caitlin Author July 22, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    So thankful for each of you ladies! It’s encouraging when others open up and admit to struggling with the same things. Scary to do, but always a blessing.

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