I have a post coming out next week that is a big topic, surprise, surprise, I know. I have covered a number “big topics” on this blog and will continue to do so. However, this topic was inspired by events that happened in the blogging community. And I had to detach myself away before I could post it.
It was tempting.
It was really tempting to post it as soon as I wrote it. It was tempting to wait a week or even two. But when I had made it to about the third week of waiting God helped me see why I needed to wait. I’m glad He had me wait.
I have shared not to write emotionally and I stand by it especially by the feelings I experienced. Anger, hurt, and the potential of bitterness. The post itself is not about my experience, I give a small summary to explain what inspired me. But when I first started to write the post I still had some anger and hurt in my heart.
I truthfully do not believe, at all, that was the intention of what happened. But nonetheless, that’s how I reacted to it internally and initially. God helped me realize there was something to talk about, but I could not be invested into it as I once was. My heart needed to be towards Him first, and then the reader, not my selfish feelings.
Sometimes we get inspired to write about something that occurred out of frustration and potential hurt. I do not think it is wrong to write about these things. But I think it is wrong to write on the spot and publish when we are heated, frustrated, not thinking clearly with kindness. Whether or not our post reflects that, God knows the state of our heart when we write. He knows our internal thoughts.
I’m so, so thankful I waited. I was able to forgive and let go. I have gone through the post daily with many, MANY edits. I am able to stand by what my post says with the intention people can see a different perspective that is spoken in kindness.
That being said, I still have a feeling some may disagree. That is ok. 🙂 what I am asking for is prayer for God’s guidance and people’s hearts to be open.
May He receive His glory. The goal of the post primarily is to show and remind Christian bloggers we need to be Christlike in everything we do, especially in how we speak and act towards others.
Monthly Scripture – (NIV) Galatians 6:17, “From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.”
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