The Reason I Blog

In the beginning of April 2018, I made the decision to start a blog, so my friends and family would better understand what I was going through physically and so I could gain their support from that understanding and in turn feel less unsupported.

Well, it didn’t work like I thought it would. For starters, I couldn’t get most of them to read my blog or sign up to receive emails!! The response I felt was a bit lack luster and lame.

Now what? Of course my dear parents signed up to receive emails and my best friend Michelle but I already felt supported, loved, and understood by them anyways…..just not everyone else!

One day my mama told me that my blog greatly encouraged her. She went on to say she actually loved my blog and expectantly looked forward to my posts. She began encouraging me to write, write, write and share my heart.

I started to see the bigger picture here: God wanted me to write to give hope, encouragement, and share Him with others.

It wasn’t about me anymore and making people “get” what I’m going through….it was about ministering to others who suffer and bringing glory to God!

My mission was changed.

I began to write for others and in the process I began to know a deeper healing through giving hope to them.

From the beginning, my initial intentions had been selfish and all about me but God changed my approach and gave my suffering a sense of purpose through blogging for others by sharing my hope.

And in the process, I’ve discovered my purpose, received greater healing, and formed deep forever friendships I would have never had if I didn’t have this TBI, and didn’t put one foot forward into the realm of blogging.

Only God can do this! Praise be unto Him! His plan is always perfect and He always knows what we need in order to break out of our shells and emerge as brilliant pearls with a heart’s passion for Him.

Much love,

Viv πŸ€—

P.S. For my WordPress friends; I plan on having a blog party here soon. This will give you the opportunity to share your blog, passion and mission for blogging…..stay tuned! πŸ˜„πŸ’™πŸŒŽ

Author: Vivian

I'm a TBI warrior whose hope and strength comes from God.

55 thoughts on “The Reason I Blog”

  1. β€œThis is the Lord’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭118:23‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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      1. Awwwww yes! You have always been here, cheering me on, and I’m so grateful for the encouraging words you give me and for not going away when I couldn’t see. John, you’re a true Christian friend and brother. πŸ˜ƒ

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      2. I understand your situation. I don’t think I’ve ever had a TBI issue. But I know I have damage from the drinking and stupid stuff I did to myself when I was younger. My memory is affected and other things. But if people are going to desert us because of these things, they’re really doing us a favor..

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      3. I know you do. I’m sorry for the damage and issues you deal with John. πŸ˜” I think you’re onto something here, and I am learning to be more careful with who I allow into my life now…..I have lost “friends” that I had for YEARS and if I mention I’m brain injured to new ppl, it’s usually the last conversation we ever have. But, that’s why I’ve decided to not focus on me me and the hurt but instead reach out to others. πŸ™‚

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      4. I’m thinking people probably freak out when they hear brain damage because they confuse it with psychological issues. Which of course are different problems. But people have no idea.

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      5. Oh yeah, it’s easy to think that brain damage = stupidity or crazy. It’s sad the ignorance our society holds onto and refuses to even want to learn the truth. What’s even sadder is this ignorance is everywhere including the church. It’s easier to judge, ignore and walk away, then have a heart and give a flip. Now I’m all worked up, lol, *breathe Viv*

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    1. Oh good! I was hoping to get some feedback on that. I plan on having it on my blog’s one year anniversary, April 8. And I’m glad you’re in! I just wish I could share the mint chip icecream virtually!!πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸŒŽπŸ’ƒ

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  2. Vivian !!! πŸ’œ
    I can relate to your post SO much!! I remember when I first started blogging & how excited I was to get the word out there that I’d started this new journey! Those who I thought would be supportive truly surprised me! It was disheartening but at the same time I learned that my mission was MUCH BIGGER than local people, family and friends!!
    You’re blogging for great reasons and I’m blessed to be connected to you! πŸ’œ https://jessierenea.com/eat-sleep-blog-repeat/

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    1. Jessie, this comment means so very much to me! Thank you for relating to my blogging struggles in the very beginning and sharing your similar thoughts. Yes, quite disheartening indeed! I’m thankful God gave us both the courage to look past the discouragement and keep writing for Him. It certainly has payed off! Much love and God bless you always! β€πŸŒŽπŸ€—

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  3. This is so encouraging! And you are precious! I’m so glad to have stumbled across your blog. You have such a sweet spirit and a love that shines God’s light. His plan is perfect and sometimes it’s hard for us to grasp that plan, but we just have to trust him and have faith!

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    1. Awwww, thanks Coralie! God bless you always my friend! Yes, God’s plan is perfect and He is faithful to complete the good work He has begun. I appreciate your sweet and loving comment and support!! Hugs!! πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’–πŸ€—

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  4. Viv, thanks for sharing some great thoughts. You are so correct in saying that we bloggers can definitely receive more than we give. While I enjoy writing and posting, it has been beneficial to my life’s outlook to read and interact with other like-minded people.

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  5. ❀ you have been such a blessing to my heart, and God has greatly used you. I'm so thankful He speaks through you to help others, and keep yourself accountable as well πŸ™‚

    A lot of people really like blog parties and it may help draw attention to your blog and the truth of Christ ❀

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    1. And you to mine as well!!!! From day one, I knew you would be a valuable part of my journey TR, and I’m so grateful for your blog and friendship.

      Oh, yes! I hope you come!! πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’š

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    1. I’m going to check out your blog too. Thank you for finding and following me. I’m glad you are encouraged!! I hope you can join my blog party soon and find others bloggers of the same mind. πŸ’–πŸ€—

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