They Are Not Impressed!?

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While listening to Joyce Meyer’s message about understanding and overcoming depression, she mentioned something that made me have a light bulb moment.
She was in the “interview” portion of her message and was talking about the process that she goes through in writing her books. She says its really hard work and when she finally finishes she announces it to her family. Their response is usually, “Okay. Good.” She wants them to be excited about what she has just accomplished!
lightbulbMy light bulb moment: My family is not impressed with me!! Hard to believe! JK. Kinda.
I could tell my husband about an awesome blog post (in my estimation) that I just wrote or when I’m featured on someone else’s blog or when I finish writing a homeschool review that I either enjoyed or dreaded…..and he could basically care less. His response, “Oh. Ok.” I put a lot of hard work into that! Aren’t you “proud” of me?
So, I’ve come to the conclusion that my family doesn’t have to be impressed with me. This will help me to not be sad or upset. One thing that I REALLY have to be mindful of though is that whatever I write or do, is to be done to glorify God. If I seek the awards and accolades of men, then I get my rewards here on earth; then who remembers it a week from now?
Some verses that spoke to me in this area (further reading):

  • Galatians 1:10
  • Matthew 6:1-7
  • John 12:43

I enjoy using what God has blessed me with in writing. I do feel that it’s beneficial to “the reader”. My family share my same views, ideas and opinions but, My family doesn’t even read any of my posts. I’m cool with that.
There may be other things that I can impress them with..maybe a new dish that I cook for them, or getting in the trenches with them when they’re playing, being creative, struggling, or just needing me to “be”. I’m more than happy to serve my family in ANYWAY even without the expectancy of them being impressed with me.


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About Kela

I’m Kela! I am a Daddy’s (Abba Father) girl, wife, mom, and grandma. I’m also an educator, writer, singer, Bible study leader, and mentor.
I’m a Southern girl that drinks coffee even in the heat of Summer.
My passion is encouraging others in their faith.

  • The Lord leads this. He inpires a word to share, and leads the exact one He wanted you to write it for to read it. It never returns void when it is for His glory!

  • Thank you Wylie!! That was my vow (and I’m sure for many,many other Christian bloggers) when I started this blog that it’s only for the purpose of edifying and glorifying God.

  • Oh funny, Kela! I am so like that–(My family doesn’t even read my blog either…well, except my 20-year-old daughter…but they are DEFINITELY “not impressed.” But, you know what, reading this and relating to how you feel, made me realize that my husband does “amazing” things everyday at work, and am I “impressed”? He generally doesn’t “bring work home” so I don’t even know about these things, but when he does tell me about completion of a project–usually a very big deal is made in his company–I realize that I NEED TO MAKE A REALLY, REALLY BIG DEAL ABOUT IT and let him know how proud I am of him. This has been an “aha moment”–thank you, Kela!
    Oh, and thank you for joining me/following my blog:) I’m so glad I found yours:)
    Wendy @ Faith’s Firm Foundation

  • A couple of weeks ago I was talking to my daughter. She asked me a question. I then asked her if she read my blogpost on that subject. She looked at me and smiled and said no. I was like wow do you read my blog?! She said sometimes.
    Enjoyed reading your post 🙂

  • So true.

  • very timely for me to read this today. The Lord is speaking to me about the same things as in this post!!!! xoxo

  • Thank you for sharing this post, Kela. Wow! You know, I’ve written several things here and erased them because I’m still pondering. The Spirit of the Lord is definitely using this one post to teach me, though. I’ll give you the results as soon as I have them:) God’s speed to you, lady! ~You Rock~

  • Stopped by to say Merry CHRISTmas and blessed New Year for you and your family. Looking forward to visiting your blog in 2010.

  • This is SO TRUE!!!

  • mom

    Kela, you have a beautiful blog!

    What an interesting perspective and one which I had never thought about before, yet it would describe my family exactly! They really have no interest in my blogging or writing…at all…but if I tried a new cake recipe that turned out super yummy delicious would they ever rant and rave!

    Now I need to ponder this whole thing a bit more. Is writing something I should continue to pursue because I enjoy it OR spend my time blessing my family?


    Thanks! (I think *wink*)

    Tammy ~@~