In September about 17,000 people read my blog. Maybe there is something to this blogging thing after all? Mostly I just write it as a way to get stuff outta my mind or off my chest like a journal. It helps me process. It helps me sleep.
Two thoughts come to mind when I see these crazy stats:
1) I hope I don’t mess anyone up with my ramblings.
2) In the grand scheme of things, it’s just a tiny little speck.
Seeing the number of people who have read my stuff and then clicked on the link to learn more about me is humbling, kinda creepy and a little bit weird. I hope they see that I’m just another flawed, broken individual trying to follow Jesus and be like Him. I hope they’re not looking at my degrees and deciding that I either make the cut or don’t. I think degrees can be helpful but I think it’s crap when people use them as a way to evaluate other people. I’ve met plenty of degree-less people who have modeled Jesus better for me than any professors I’ve had.
About me? I’m a mess! I jump to conclusions too fast. I talk too much. I can be moodier than a teenage girl sometimes. I want to trust Jesus and know His peace but I lie awake at night trying to get my mind to shut off. I’m just another guy trying to get dusty by following Jesus as close as I can. I fall behind a lot.
There’s nothing in me that deserves the love God shows me. Even on my best days I am like filthy rags in comparison to the holiness of God. When I get to speak to a crowd of worshipers, I get to share my heart and talk about “WE.” I’ve got nothing for you that doesn’t apply to me as well.
I hope I can be like Paul and say, “Hey, if you want to follow Jesus, follow my example” but most days that’s pretty scary. Can we just follow Jesus together? I’ll do my best to lead but will you pick me up when I stumble?
Thanks for reading my blog and commenting. I pray it encourages you or makes you think.
But, “About Scott Linscott?” I want to be “about Him.” Nothing more.
1 Cor. 2:9 That’s why we have this Scripture text: No one’s ever seen or heard anything like this, Never so much as imagined anything quite like it – What God has arranged for those who love him. (MSG)