the struggle is real


I have something that I have to get off of my chest.

You see, I try to ensure that my intentions are pure.  It’s something that I have to be very intentional about.  I question my motives on a daily basis.  It’ important for my personal growth to question the reasons why I do the things I choose to.  Am I helping someone?  Do I want attention?  What’s the point?

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I’m glad you asked.  Since I’ve been writing, I’ve had to make sure to question my motives now, more than ever.  In the days of social media frenzy, people respond to what I write.  That can be the form of liking a post, commenting, or following the blog.  I used writing to put a voice to the thoughts in my head, because depression would’ve eaten me alive: literally.  However, the motive of these posts serve as an encouraging agent to whomever.  I have decided that as long as it can help someone, then mission accomplished.  While that train of thought is noble, it has been a struggle to maintain focus.

I sometimes check my stats to see how many people are “clicking” on what posts.  [Which reminds me…..I need to check after writing this, lol.]  With a book currently in the works, it becomes difficult not to get caught up into the rigmarole of data collection.  But at the same token, it still is important to focus on the mission.

It sometimes is a struggle.  It becomes difficult to not look at the fruitfulness of others who are around me and wonder, “what will it take for me to reach that level of success?”  That’s not for me to be concerned with.  The success of others is not up for discussion.  It is best for me to be faithful to my mission and truth.

I think I feel better already.  Thanks for the talk.

Until next time,

Love & Peace.

-Herbie

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One Response to the struggle is real

  1. olgatodd says:

    Stay strong my friend!

    Thank you for sharing…

    ” For I know the plans I have for you “, declares the Lord, ” plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
    Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV

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