Four years of blogging and I still haven’t figured out exactly what this blog is about… until now.
Sure, I blog on and off sometimes because work (and life) gets in the way. But most of the time, it’s because I don’t really know what I should be writing about.
But this week, I realized that I guess I really knew what I wanted to write, who I wanted to be as a writer and as an artist all along. And that’s to write, to draw, and to share about God’s love.
I just kept running away from it. Maybe it’s because I was (and somehow still am) afraid of being criticized because of my faith. Or maybe making it as an author, as an artist, or as a founder seemed much cooler and profitable than being a Catholic Christian.
But during the past four years, I served in our Catholic charismatic community, I read the Bible and attended Bible studies, I listened to Catholic talks and podcasts, I read books that strengthened my faith.
My real passion is learning more about God and my faith.
During my daily Scripture reading last Sunday, I felt that God really spoke to me through a verse:
“Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” — Mark 1: 3
I asked myself, “Isn’t that the reason why I wanted to blog in the first place — to one day be able to serve Him full-time?”
Instead of waiting for my blog to become my full-time work before I serve God, why not serve Him now through the blog? I guess it doesn’t matter whether or not I will become a full-time blogger anymore.
Starting today, I am embracing God’s call. I am doing it afraid — especially because of the possibility of being criticized and condemned. But, here I am, Lord. I come to do Your will.
Thank you for being there. For many of you who just subscribed to my blog because of my drawings, I may no longer draw as much as I used to. But, I hope you still find what you are looking for. Or better yet, I hope my blog helps you rediscover how much the Father loves you. Again, thank you for being there.
How about you? Have you been running away from what you are called to do?
Let’s face our fears and move forward together.
P.S. My wife and I will also be launching a blog about finding God again in the Catholic Church. It will be my main priority as I think it will bless more people than this blog. After that, I need to spend more time on my day job. So, I still may not be able to post regularly on this blog. There may also be days when I would not be able to accompany my writings with drawings. But, I’ll do my best to be more consistent.
P.P.S. To my loving patrons, thank you for your financial support even when I’m not really able to deliver on my promises. But, rest assured that your support will be used in paying for the hosting of our new Catholic website. Thank you so much!