The Ramblings of an Ordinary Man.
When it comes to starting a blog site, the experts recommend answering two important questions. What is the specific topic of my site and who is my target audience? Is this blog about finance, food, leadership, or the Bible? Is my audience stay at home moms, business owners, freelance writers, or pastors?
My answer to these questions are a little more generic than specific. The name of this site is "Clearly Carmody." The thoughts, ideas, stories, and information center around what is going on in my life. There is no specific topic. I want to write honestly and transparently about things that I have experienced, learned, or are currently in the process of learning. My hope is that the words I write will help someone along the way. For example, many people were glad to hear in last week's post that I have ongoing struggles in my life just like everyone else.
Who is my target audience? Ordinary people. People like you and me.
Please don't be upset that I called you ordinary. We are all ordinary people. The tagline to this site is "The Ramblings of an Ordinary Man." This tagline came to me after reading a passage of scripture in Romans.
Romans 12:1 (The Message) "So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him."
I like this scripture. It's how I approach life. God, please take my ordinary life and do something meaningful with it. I want to give God my ordinary life - my sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - because it's all I have to offer.
No matter where I go or what I do, I want to offer my life to God. I want to be patient with my kids. I want to go to sleep being at peace with my spouse. I want to go to work with excitement and passion. I want to serve others even when it's inconvenient. I want to be honest with myself and with other people. I want to do what God wants me to do even if it's hard or uncomfortable.
I want to offer my ordinary life to God.
How about you? Will you offer all that you are to God? What does offering your ordinary life to God look like to you?
Until Monday, Josh