Nothing New?

Remember a while back when I told you I felt paralyzed to write? Above all else, I think this is what has been troubling me:

What exists now is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing truly new on earth. (Ecclesiastes 1:9, NETBible)

God’s Word is true and has application in the past, present, and future. What, then, can I say?

I write blog posts in my head. It’s just how I process my life now that I’m a blogger: The title comes to me. Paragraph chunks enter my brain. Often, they’re lost forever before I’m able to capture them in print (lucky you!).

And lately, besides being very burdened timewise, anytime I write a blog post in my head, it’s halfway to the brain’s recycle box before I even try to remember it – because really – it’s all been said.

I was talking about this with my pastor hubby, and I said, the only thing that is different is how the Word of God works through me. (OK I’m sure when the conversation occurred there were a hundred “likes”, fragmented sentences, and nonsensical thoughts, but that was the jist of it. :))

Well! I have to say – that difference is a BIG DEAL!

God’s word does work through us all differently. In different ways. At different times. Through different people.

And God has given us our unique experience for the purpose of making disciples! In other words, I may not have anything new to say theologically or maybe even experientially.


I have a unique audience. Nobody else on earth knows the exact group of people that I know. I have a unique relationship with each one of them.

I have a unique opportunity to share the grace of Jesus Christ with them.

And I’m not going to blow it because I want to throw myself an it’s-been-said pity party.

Instead, I’m going to embrace the fact that our Lord has the power to make all things new! Including ME, the worst of sinners. Including YOU. 

Who are you denying your voice to? Why?

6 thoughts on “Nothing New?

  1. Susie Klein

    This is so so very good and encouraging!! Yay for not giving up and believing a lie! I’ve had the same thoughts, but we each reach a different circle and even if there are repetitions, we usually NEED to hear good stuff over and over again to really believe it huh? Yay us!

  2. SheilaG

    Thank you! Just what I am struggling with! I’m new to blogging and everytime I write something, those same thoughts run through my head. I have a friend who works at the US Patent Office- he says the Scripture you quoted from Ecclesiastes is his motto when patent applications come across his desk- yikes, don’t want to send anything his way! 🙂

  3. Jane Sadek

    I have those days of doubt. Usually when I’m struggling to churn out three days a week’s worth of significance for my own blog. I’ll be just about to decide to close it down and give up, when I’ll talk to a friend or read a comment reminding me that what I do matters. I encourage people, entertain people and occasionally even provide them with information that makes their life better. Thank you for reminding me why I do what I do.

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