I knew from the very beginning of my blogging journey that it was so much bigger than just a blog. Soon after God placed the desire on my heart to start a blog I realized that it was a part of my call to ministry. I knew that God’s greatest desire, through my blog was to reach the lost and the broken. I knew that through my testimony He wanted to reach those suffering in the dark. He wanted to reach those who were right on the verge of giving up. He wanted to reach those who were desperate for change. I knew that through my blog He wanted to save a faithless and hopeless generation. Interesting enough, Woman: Redefined was birthed out of one of the most chaotic, frustrating, painful moments of my life. What’s even more interesting is that this particular moment wasn’t the first time that I had experienced what I thought was the most painful moment of my life. If I really be honest, up until that moment it seemed like painful experiences had become the norm for my life. Before starting my blog I often found myself wondering “Why does it seem like those with the greatest call on their lives have to go through the most painful things?” Recently, I was reminded by God that it’s because everything I go through is going to be used to help someone else. How can we effectively minister to someone else if we, ourselves, haven’t been through anything? Nothing we go through will be wasted. God will use every painful experience that we had to endure to either help someone else or to strengthen us for our call. When I first decided to start my blog it didn’t take me long to identify the audience God was calling me to. I knew that because I was once broken that I was called to write for the broken. I knew that because I was once that girl suffering in the dark that I was called to write for those battling with secret pain. I knew that because I was once a victim of suicidal thoughts, and depression that I was called to write for those who’s greatest desire is to be free.
As a Christian Blogger I believe that one of the most important tips that I can give to you is to identify the audience that God is calling you to. When God placed the desire in your heart to start a blog there was a specific group of people that He had on His heart. When He gave you the desire it was someone that he wanted to reach. It was someone that He wanted to deliver. It was someone that He wanted to rescue. My audience may not be your audience and THAT’S O.K. There’s someone who needs YOUR testimony and YOUR anointing. What I love the most about the blogging community is how we all have different goals and audiences, yet most of us have the same mission in mind…to inspire and help someone else.
If you’re a Christian Blogger here are 3 ways to identify the audience God is calling you to:
1. Think about the person you used to be before salvation
What were you like before you gave your life over to the Lord? Were you broken? Were you insecure? Were you rebellious? Were you suffering from abandonment and rejection? Did you suffer from addiction of any kind? Did you grow up in a single parent household? All of these questions can help you to identify the audience God is calling you to. Find the audience who you can relate to and write to them. There’s power in your testimony!
2. Identify your burdens
What do you find yourself thinking about the most? If you had a million dollars right now to solve any problem in the world what would it be? A lot of the times what you’re burdened about is the thing that God is calling you to change. Write for the audience that you’re burdened about.
3. Look at the types of people you seem to inspire the most
The truth is that our testimonies won’t inspire or help everyone but there’s a specific group of people that will be inspired by our experiences and desire what we have to offer. Who you inspire the most through your testimony and experiences is the audience that God is calling you to.
Well there you have it! Three ways to identify the audience God is calling you to. Did these tips help you in any way? Comment below to let me know. I would absolutely love to hear from you.
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