Smell that smoke?
That’s my cookies burning in the oven.
My internal heart oven.
Cause my cookies burn before my eyes when all I hear is talk about blessings God gives.
Say what?! Any of you think this is a silly for me to feel this way? Give me a chance.
It’s a personal pet peeve, or is it a Christian peeve? I don’t know. And God has been pricking me recently to work on asking for humility. As I’ve said before, I’m a work in progress.
We all are.
There’s a reason why we are a community of believers. There is a reason why we share our experiences with each other. We are to lift each other up, and we are meant to be honest. I’m not sure why it tends to be on social media especially, but people feel inclined only to share the best aspects of their life.
But let the truth be told, as a believer, it’s false advertising.
No matter where we are, we are to be honest. To
share both the good and the bad because that’s how progress is seen. Otherwise, if only one part of our life is shared we remain flat, stuck. And if we only show the good we don’t want to unintentionally be a stumbling block to other believers.
“So and so’s life is so perfect. What’s wrong with me? Why does God not answer?”
I use the word unintentional because we can be a stumbling block when we aren’t aware. People will struggle with envy and jealousy. However, we don’t need to press constantly about how “great” our life is. Are our statements truly meant to put a focus on God, or focus on us?
Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with talking about blessings. But don’t make the blessings about material or money. Something to consider is not to always sugarcoat life with blessings many share.
Focus on the intimate blessings, the merciful ones, the graceful ones, and the forgiven ones.
Many can talk about being secure in their home, few talk about insecurity.
Many talk how God blesses them, few talk about how God humbles them.
Many appear to have a particular way of life, few are truly honest.
Jesus wants us to be of the few, and not the many.
~T. R. Noble
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