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  • Writer's pictureMolly McTernan

That's What Matters


Photo credit to Aaron Burden on Unsplash.


 

I want to be completely and fully honest with you, my reader. At the time that I was writing this article's first draft, I was looking through some of the statistics of my latest blog posts and had two that were fairly low in views.


Immediately, thoughts started to penetrate my brain. Things like 'All that time you spent on that post was for nothing' and ‘Am I really helping people?’ ran through my head. Later on that day, I suddenly stopped what I was doing, feeling so guilty, and started praying. Why? Because I had been sorely blinded.


Yes, the post might have had a lower amount of views, but it still had views, and that is what mattered. I should have been rejoicing that my work was even seen, not lamenting that it could have been seen by more. Because, in the end, it doesn't really matter if 2, 20, or 200 people read my articles. One minute can change a life, and I am blessed to have so many who support me.


That’s what matters.


What truly makes an impact is that someone sees my posts. And my prayer is that that particular someone was pointed to Him through my words.


Reader, I have no idea what you're going through right now, but I do know that this is something that everyone struggles with: comparison. It's natural for humans to want what others have, but we need to fight our flesh. As Galatians 5:16 (NIV) says, “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”


Remember that God created you to be you, not someone else. He has beautiful things planned for your life. I encourage you to just take a moment, look around you, and take note of all the ways that I know He has already blessed you.


Don't get so caught up in what others have. Focus on what He has already given you. Often, we lose sight of our blessings because we aren't looking for them in the correct way. They can sometimes be hidden until we humble ourselves.


If you do things with the intent to glorify His wondrous name, that is feeding the immortal instead of the worldly. And if you are able to help turn one person’s head in the right direction, that’s what matters.


That's what matters.


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meadowwimberly
Apr 28

That came at the perfect time, thank you for sharing.🤍

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Molly McTernan
Molly McTernan
Apr 28
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I'm truly so glad, Meadow ❤️

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shardsofrhythmanddreams
Apr 22

Thank you so much for sharing this, Molly. This is a powerful reminder for me right now.

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Molly McTernan
Molly McTernan
Apr 22
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Thank you so much for reading - I'm incredibly glad that people have found this helpful and I think it's a reminder that I'll have to personally keep coming back to.

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belegthebrave
Apr 21

I love this and needed it today, Molly!


I will admit that I've thought in the way you've described at the beginning countless times before. Our culture always says "the more the better," but that is not true for a lot of things and I'm still learning that. There are many surface-level social media posts out there with millions and millions of views. And then there are some deep, impactful posts I've seen with only a few views. The first does not matter more than the second, though, simply because of the number of people it reached.


I'm sure the in-depth post would have impacted the few people it reached than the millions who mindlessly saw the popular one. And…


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Molly McTernan
Molly McTernan
Apr 21
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Wow, Julie, your thoughts are beautiful. I love your point about the shallow vs. the deep and the few compared to the many. Thank you for commenting - it really means a lot to know that there are other people on the same page as me <3

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Hannah Adams
Hannah Adams
Apr 20

‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭10‬:‭31‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”❤️‍🔥

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Molly McTernan
Molly McTernan
Apr 20
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That is one of my favorite verses and it goes along perfectly wit this post.

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bella
Apr 20

<softly cries> This was so beautiful Molly. ❤️ Thank you-- I needed this reminder. 🥹

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bella
Apr 20
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<hugs>

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