Blogging can be an addictive hobby. It can become very time consuming and start taking away time from other important things such as your family, Bible study, and household responsibilities. For me my household responsibilities tend to take the brunt of my blogging. Laundry doesn't get done. Dishes don't get cleaned. And before I know it, the house is in a complete mess, because I chose to blog or work on my business instead of fulfilling my household responsibilities. Proverbs 31:27 clearly states the the wife is in charge of the household responsibilities, "She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness". So in my instance, blogging and running an online business, at times causes me to go against what the Bible teaches (because I am not looking well to ways of my household), which of course, is not what I want to do.
In my opinion, it is all about choices. We make the choice to blog and we make the choice as to how much time we dedicate to blogging. When blogging starts interfering with our faith and family, then we really need to take a look at the choices we are making. While writing this post, I have realized that I need to cut back and spend more time on my household responsibilities. It's a choice I have to make and then stick with.
I'm almost positive that as I get back to living as the Bible teaches, my blogs will not suffer. Why am I so positive about that? Because I know running Faithful Bloggers and my other blogs, are in the will of God. I'll be honest, in the past I have tried to let go of Faithful Bloggers but something always happens to bring me back. That something is God and I need to realize that in order to give my best in fulfilling His will in my life (running Faithful Bloggers), I have to be living a life completely for him. I know something as simple as household responsibilities, doesn't sound like big deal or that it would complicated my relationship with the Lord, but it is a Biblical duty of a wife as stated in Proverbs 31:27. Anytime you are not living the way the Bible teaches, you put relationship with the Lord on the line.
I know many of you struggle with the same issues - time management and making the right choices. It may or may not be the same as my issue with household responsbilites, but it is still something that may cause you to have a stilted relationship with the Lord. If that is the case, I urge you to make the choice to spend less time blogging and more time getting your relationship with God in order.
P.S. I would love to have some accountability while I work on this issue in my life. If anyone else has an obstacle they need to overcome and wants accountability, let me know. We can setup up an accountability and support group to encourage each other in making the correct choices.