It is really easy to get sidetracked in our writing or blogging.
We can easily make things about ourselves or dive into tangents of our feelings. I know I certainly struggle with the temptation of tangents and ranting, going on and on about something without making a point.
God often uses my writing to convict me. He helps me see that the things I wrote about I must be held accountable to. This happened today actually.
I wrote a post that will come out in the middle of September, and in it, I talked about being kind even when people misunderstand what we say.
Ironically enough, in a discussion, I felt attacked because people were making assumptions from what I said, but then God placed my writing on my heart. If people do not understand, you must explain with kindness. I needed that gentle conviction to go forward even when I was being misunderstood.
I think it is easy for us to get lost in our writing. We can easily write for the wrong reasons. For numbers. To stumble others. To release our feelings or passion with little to no regard of how others think and feel.
I’m guilty too. I’ve had to delete pieces of my post while editing because I knew it was too opinionated or written in anger. I’ve had to write posts that clarified things that confused others in the past. Some of the things we write are for our own benefit and not much else.
We need to reflect Christ in everything and how we speak.
It is important we are aware.
Monthly Scripture- (NIV) Psalms 62:01-02, 05, “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him. Truly He is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him.”
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