The reason I’ve been quiet of recent is because the Lord has challenged me about this whole blogging business.
As believers of Christ we’re posting and sharing what we’ve discovered in the Word, we’re sharing testimonies and journal entries and that’s great - after all it can encourage a reader or follower to keep or turn their gaze to Jesus. However we need to address and look at our hearts while we’re writing each post.
Why are we really posting? Are we writing for the above reasons or are we writing so people can see how ‘strong’ our walk with God is? Are we writing to gloat or say ‘look at me’? It may not be anywhere near as obnoxious (you may not even be aware of it on the surface!) as that but I want to challenge you like the Lord has challenged me. Is pride the reason you’re posting?
With stuff that’s going on right now, I know the Lord is working on pride in my life which is why I’ve begun assessing what I’m sharing on Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook. I am grateful for this and although these refining processes the Lord works in me can be hard at times, I also get satisfaction knowing that I’m being pruned and made more like my Father.
So really, this post is to simply share that I’m most likely only going to be posting quotes and such for a while. I’m not posting to tell you to do the same - God can use Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter or even your right toe to sow a seed in someone’s life. I just want you all to address your heart and the deeper reasons for sharing and posting information which could be kept between you and your closest.
Before you press ‘create post’, pray. If you’re then aware pride is an issue, hit delete.
PS. I had to pray about whether to even post this - I didn’t want it to be written out of pride. Now that would be ironic!