This week on Inside Cup has been a big one. I’ve shared a lot of challenging posts in one week, and I haven’t really done that since I started blogging.
Yesterday’s post (see Friday below), in particular, is really interesting to me because before I published it I already was preparing my heart that I may not get many comments when it published. I’m grateful for God preparing my heart because that was the case.
I admittedly, especially in the past, struggled with stats and lack of comments. I know I’m not the only one 🙂 as some of you also have shared these things get to you too. I’m grateful for your honesty. The past several months I’ve really been working on letting go of these things and God has helped me.
I’m telling you this as a fellow Christian blogger, post the hard stuff ESPECIALLY if God is like, “I need someone to talk about this, and I’m putting it on your heart. Will you listen to Me?” We can’t let stats or comments, things that may puff us up get in the way. I want to encourage you too, as a blogger, don’t let lack of comments determine whether or not your post was bad because…
I know a number of you did read the post, or at least glanced at it from the likes I saw. Thank you! 🙂 I appreciate it very much.
Not everyone comments. Some people are very shy about it, including liking a post too. Not everyone comments on everything. It’s okay! What I have been hoping and praying is that for anyone who looked at it, it spoke to that person in some way.
If you’re a Christian blogger, like me, have hope God is doing what He wants with our post. Don’t let comments become a priority, and don’t judge readers because we don’t know their reasoning and it is not fair to assume.
God has really been revealing a lot to me. If anyone is not familiar with this week.
Monday explained WHAT started it all – Hell Was A Wake-Up Call | Life Chat
Tuesday focused on wickedness and evil – Watered Down Wickedness & Evil
Wednesday was lighter – 5 Christian Songs To Work Out To
Thursday God was convicting my heart – Stop Remaining Silent About Christ
Friday God really opened my eyes – Are We The Rich Man With Our Entertainment?
I started this blog and shared how I believe my calling is for believers. We are all called for something. God has a purpose for each and every one of us. No, it will not all be the same purpose or calling because we are the body.
Paul talks about this in scripture. Our foot, for example, does not have the same function as our eye. We can’t all do the same thing because God has so many plans for His body, the Church, and time, as God reminds me, is very short.
The more I draw closer to God the more He pushes the reality of these topics on me. We really need to wake up. As I shared with a fellow blogger, God revealed to me last night that as believers we are very pressed for the lost to repent and receive salvation. But what does this mean? It means that someone BEGINS a relationship with Him afterward.
How can we constantly push others to be in a relationship with Him when we ourselves aren’t taking the time DAILY (not routinely) to draw closer to Him?
I may talk about this next week. It’s easy for us to focus on what everyone else is doing wrong in their walk with Christ. It’s easy to talk about everyone else. It’s hard to talk about what we ourselves are doing wrong. It’s hard to admit when we are attached to the world and the things of this world.
Especially…as shared in yesterday’s post, when the majority of Christians are okay with many of these things.
That’s why I try to always be honest with you all. I’m not an exception. I’m not perfect. I make mistakes. I have been extremely attached to the world in ways I did not really consider until God shared the truth with me.
If the Lord reveals something to us, that we know is Biblically sound and it is of Him, especially if the majority of believers struggle to talk about…we MUST talk about it. We are called to share the truth for His glory.
Why is okay to talk about reading the Bible and prayer more than giving up certain habits? God has revealed to me when we do not give up certain things that are worldly we may not hear Him as well in scripture or prayer. But there are many things we do in our own lives that stuff our ears and blind our eyes. Especially when we have allowed our heart to be tainted and weakened in darkness.
Maybe He’s quiet to us because He is like, “I want you to give up that tv show that exposes nudity. I want you to give up that YouTuber that is constantly cursing in My name!” These are hard things to talk about, and I know, unpopular, too. I’m right there with you all.
We have to admit when we are not doing something that reflects Christ, EVEN when MANY believers are okay with it, and that’s the hard part. I’m not taking away all the things we are doing RIGHT in our relationship with Him and others. But anything we hold onto of this world still can taint us and weaken us as I shared yesterday. God wants our all, and He means it. Our entire being focused and turned to Him.
Christ already warned.
(NLT) Matthew 7:13, “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.”
One of the first lessons God ever gave me as I drew closer to Him in the summer of 2012 was, “MANY refers to Christians as well.”
Take heart and courage, He is still at work. He has overcome the world. But we must give the things of this world that we have in our lives over to Him, and leave them at His feet.
There is time, but it is short.
How Has God Been Speaking To You This Week?
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Monthly Scripture, (NIV) John 16:33, “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
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