A few months have passed since I last posted on my blog. Unfortunately, a plague stopped by my house. (Ha! Plague?!)
Plague is an exaggeration, but let me tell you, it really felt like that. Everything from asthma, viruses, 36-hour bugs and colds hit our home. It felt like it was never going to end. It was a frustrating period for me and my family. This has never happened in my household! Back-to-back illnesses.
Who wants illnesses to linger for months? Exhaustion hit me and I needed to rearrange my schedule a bit. It wasn’t easy and I’m sure you have experienced this at some point in your life.
The result– an “unscheduled break” from blogging.
My personal definition of an unscheduled break is anything unexpected that keeps me from completing a task. As hard as you try to keep it together, it just seems like it won’t work.
“Unscheduled breaks” happen. How we decide to deal with the “break” is another issue. Whether it is a break from a project, blogging or ministry, there is a reason for it. And there is one!
We have a real enemy and his name is satan (I don’t like capitalizing his name! He doesn’t deserve it.). He attacks those who are moving forward in God’s will. And this is what happened in my household. If you are a Christian who serves in Spirit and in Truth and you are under attack constantly, you are doing something right.
Then comes victory.
“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.” 1 Corinthians 9:24
I learned that persistence is key. Keep moving forward in God’s will. Don’t let anyone or anything stop you. Keep your eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:2).Put on the armor of God (Ephesians 6:13). The Great I Am is fighting for you and me. God is good and He deserves all the Glory.
What can we do during this “unscheduled” break from blogging, besides getting frustrated and crying an ocean?
- Take a deep breath, you will be okay
- Stay connected to God via prayer
- Create a scripture list & keep it handy
- Keep a notebook with you at all times and jot down blog post ideas
- Stay active on social media
- Immerse yourself in the Word
- Pray harder….
Have you had an “unscheduled break” from blogging? How did you handle it? Please share your thoughts below.
God bless you & yours,