There are 59,421,522 WordPress blogs in the world as of this moment. Sixty-six percent of them are in English. That means that 39,218,205 are in the language I write. So I was amazed while opening my email last week to see that my most recent blog about a Toyota Prius and New Years resolutions (December 27) had been selected to be featured on the Freshly Pressed section of the WordPress Dashboard.
Some good things may come out of this. I may get a bunch more subscribers. And, it’s always nice to get recognition – especially for something that’s done for free.
But, I’m curious as to how my blog was chosen. There are millions of blogs, but somehow mine came up. How did I even get on their radar? There are many more with better editing (I stink as my own editor). Some of the media on sites I follow blow mine away. And it’s easy to find sites with way more followers and visits than mine.
Maybe there’s an easy answer. Whatever it is, I’m honored. I understand that WordPress will send me something to put on the sidebar of this blog that shows it has been featured in Freshly Pressed. Everyone who visits my blog from now on will see that it’s been recognized by editors at WordPress. I may be puzzled about how they chose me, but I’m not silly enough to refuse the label because I feel unworthy to receive it.
Everyone who puts their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation has been chosen for the honor of having a spiritual journey with an incredible destination: becoming like Jesus. You may feel unworthy for this honor – and we all are – but that doesn’t change the fact that you’ve been chosen.
Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son. (Ephesians 1:4-5, The Message)
No matter how your day is going, be comforted in the fact that you are destined to be like Jesus Christ. You may not understand why, but don’t let that keep you from living up the honor.