My Last Week of Blogging

This has been such an emotional journey as I say “See you later” to this blog that has been a part of my life for the last 4 years. I look back and see moments of growth, frustration, sadness, and joy. I remember times as I was trying to navigate through certain seasons, and you as a reader got to see the raw and honest thoughts of a guy in ministry who laid his struggles before you. An overwhelming majority of you welcomed the vulnerability as I walked on mountains high and valleys low. I am so grateful to you.

It is difficult to admit that your life is stagnant and that you need to refuel in several areas of your life. That is where I am. I need to be a better husband, parent, friend, and chaplain. I desperately need to restructure my life so that those in my life get my best. I also know that I need to feed my soul and spirit so that God’s truth and love flow from me. This vessel has been running dry for some time. This vessel is also being poorly managed physically. These will be areas of focus in this season of my life.

Will I ever blog again? More than likely. I share little nuggets throughout the day on Twitter. I utilize Facebook and Instagram in sharing longer thoughts. I’m finally learning who God created me to be, and I’m okay with that. I had GOOD dreams for myself, but they weren’t GOD dreams. We are so quick to admit the truth to others, but we are slow to tell ourselves the truth. In the day of the American dream, we get lost in grandiose yet unrealistic thoughts. I’m not saying that we should have low expectations and dreams, but we need to do an honest assessment.

I definitely want to stay in touch. I have met so many great people through this blog. Please connect with me at one of the places below if you have not done so already.

Facebook: mdwinters103 (personal) or Matthew Winters Ministries
Instagram: matthewwinters1980
Twitter: @matthewwinters6

21 thoughts on “My Last Week of Blogging

  1. I was only just getting to know you! If I was you I’d keep the blogging and get rid of T*itter (which is blocked on my phone!), Facebook, and Instagram. The great thing about blogging is that it’s productive unlike those forms of social media which are mostly rubbish that is consumed. But all the best in your future life and ministry for Christ!

  2. You will be missed, brother—but I understand your priorities need following. May God bring you to His necessary place of ministry! Grace and Peace to you, dear brother.

  3. Brother do what you feel is best for your relationship with God and your family! I can’t believe I hadn’t followed you on other media outlets….I just did though!

    Enjoy this new chapter in your life. I will be in prayer for you.

  4. My advice (take it for what it’s worth) is to not walk away, but refocus. There’s a difference between crafted, well-Thought-out writing and spontaneous posts on mass social media. Each has its place, but there’s a place for each.

    Every tool to which we have access, should we have the ability and no absolute prohibition from the Spirit (or our souses), should be used for the furtherance of the Truth. Especially from those who understand the grace of God.

    And this comes from a pastor who’s been blogging for over 10 years.

    God bless you, your marriage, and your ministry.

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