Created to Create

My two best friends are bloggers, and to be honest, they are the reason I started putting my small pieces of writing online. Before living with them at uni, I asked the question ‘who would want to read my writing?’ I believed that somehow my stories and experiences were less relevant and less important than the thousands of blogs already released on the internet every day. What good would my blog really add? 

But as it turns out, the same God who had written a story in their lives had also written a story in mine, and I wasn’t going to be the one to quieten it. 

So with a bit (a lot) of encouragement from my friends, I started a blog. I wrote my thoughts, experiences and God teachings down and shared them with anyone who wanted to read them. 

I found that people connect with people, and my writing about Jesus and freedom and healing and real life helped others to learn a little about what a life with Jesus can look like. And so I kept writing. 

What I saw as an outlet to share my writing, quickly became a touch point for friends to encounter more of Jesus - Christian or not. 

Thanks to two best friends, an easy website creator, and a small dose of confidence, my God-breathed words were able to bring freedom and encounter to friends who read them. 

I decided to create, in a culture that consumes. 

I wanted to produce online content that is not only good quality, but that reflects Jesus’ love for his children. There are enough blogs, videos and inspirational quotes that lack depth, truth and Jesus - so I used my words to change that. 

I don’t know why I didn’t think I could use writing to share my faith, but what I do know is that I am designed to create for a culture that consumes. If students, friends and readers want to consume, I want to ensure there is quality content out there, fuelled with Jesus, ready to be soaked up. 

My writing became missional. Every sentence became an invitation to know more about who Jesus is and how he loves us in our day-to-day. My outlet was blogging, my mission was to share His gospel. 

What’s your outlet? 

How can you communicate the gospel through it? 

I challenge you to consider your skills - perhaps the thing you believe no one needs to know about or really cares about. That may be the very means in which you invite others to know more of who Jesus is. 

How can you create in a culture that consumes? 

Victoria Seithel

Communications Developer

Viki loves raising up new leaders and is committed to sharing the hope-filled story of student mission with the churches she serves.

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