I see you there. Sitting in the corner of the restaurant hoping that no one will notice you as you pretend to look through your phone while you avoid eye contact. A true introvert, no doubt. You’re not anti-social, you just choose to quietly observe the goings-on around you. Soaking it all in, yet often times getting overwhelmed by the increased noise level as children become restless or coworkers laugh loudly at the next table.
Then there’s the ones that long to be the center of attention, often cracking jokes to make those around laugh wildly. Not necessarily full of yourself, rather, you’re just an outgoing individual hoping this facade will hide the pain inside.
And like Kate’s post on writing and pouring your hearts out, all of my fellow bloggers sit wondering if they’re making a difference or reaching anyone out there. There is a famous saying, “Build it and they will come,” but I say, “Write it and they will come …” They will. Rest assured. They may not come in masses, but that is okay, too! I feel down deep within my soul that if I reach one person – if only one person stumbles upon my site and finds the information that it contains beneficial – if it helps to turn one life, one heart, and one soul to God above – it is completely and totally worth it! If I ever feel like no one cares what I have to say, I turn my focus on God and know that HE cares. He’s watching, He’s reading, and He’s often times giving me the words that I write. If I ever get down about the lack of comments on posts on my blog or on my Facebook page, I am comforted in the fact that I pour myself out to my readers in hopes that they will come, that they will take something that I’ve said with them to ponder throughout their day and that maybe, just maybe I’ve made a difference in their lives in some small way. To me, it’s not about hundreds of comments, although I appreciate every single person that takes the time to post a comment, it’s important for me to get the words out in hopes to help someone out there that may need exactly what God has spoken to my heart to write on that particular day. If I help one person, it will all be worth it!
This post was inspired by the prompt word of Notice for this edition of Five Minute Friday.