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Friday, April 13, 2012

Be careful!!!

I recently stumbled onto a blog and the writer was slamming somebody who had hurt her.  It was written in such a way that if the one being ditzed on had read it, they would surely have known it was all about them.  As I read the words that were written, I thought about what might have actually been said and wondered if things weren't taken out of context, or blown out of proportion.  I felt sorry for both the writer and the one being written about because it would have been so much better if they had gone to that person with their hurt, instead of writing about them in hopes they would read it....along with others who might read their blog, too.  If they were willing to share it with the world wide web, then I'm sure they told anybody who would listen about their problem.....
.....which, they said they had done in their post.....
....and isn't that called gossip?!?!?

Proverbs  20:19
A gossip betrays a confidence;
so avoid anyone who talks too much.


Usually, what's on our mind comes out our mouth!!!
I should know....
.....I've "been there, done that"!!!

But then I started pondering why we blog. 
I remember a lady telling me once that  her blog was hers and she could write whatever she wanted.  In America we do have freedom of speech....but does that give us a right to be mean?!?!  I've said before that one of the saddest things to me is one Christian mistreating another Christian.  What  does that tell those who are watching, listening....or reading....about our walk with the Lord?  If somebody happens to stop by our blog and that's what they stumble upon, will they see CHRIST in us....especially, since our main goal in life is to bring HIM glory in everything we do?!?!  Shouldn't that include our blogs?!?

I'm the most far from perfect person in the whole wide world and I've spent most of my life ditzing on myself.  I shared with y'all a few weeks ago that during our revival the Lord revealed to me that I've lived in some type of fear for most of my life.  I think that is part of why I put myself down.....because I felt I would go ahead and do it  before somebody else got the chance!!!   

But....no more.....the last few weeks have been such a freedom for me in that area of my life.  I discovered some things about myself and also about some other people in my past that put so many things into a whole new perspective.  It was like a big spotlight was turned on and revealed things that I hadn't seen before....but it had to come to light in HIS timing!!!  It was hurtful....made me realize just how naive I am about others, always trying my best to give the benefit of the doubt....even when I've been warned by somebody on the outside looking in.  Pride stood in the way of my listening to their warning because surely to goodness nobody would ever want to hurt me!!! 
(note the sarcasm in that last statement....;-)

No, I'm not perfect....or superior to anybody....but I am a child of GOD....washed in HIS blood....forgiven of my sins....but I still have to ask forgiveness every single day!!!!

Our GOD is awesome....
....and I know that He loves me....
....and HE sees my heart....
....and it's one that is trying desperately to live for HIM....
.....even with all it's flaws and shortcomings!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, 
Sweet Reader!!!

In HIS Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

7 comments:

  1. How I love visiting your blog and reading your words! Written with a loving, kind and transparent heart that I can reflect on. You're a dear.

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  2. Yes, we all do wrong, and it is much better to forgive and love. If the pain runs deep and that person has hurt you over and over, then simply keep away from them, but still forgive them,.. I believe we make ourselves sick when we have a root of forgiveness...Love conquers all.. Much love sent your way today. xxxxx

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  3. Good post! Forgiveness is hard! When I really get in a rut with this I always think about God has forgiven me! Ooh, that does make a difference. Sometimes the forgiving part is just for us and may not mean anything to the other person. But it is for us...so we can go on in life. I lived with unforgiveness for years and it was like a cancer....slowly eating me away. I finally had to get to a point of brokenness and no rest within my soul to make the first move...in which the flesh part of me knew in my heart that the things I had to forgive had not been my fault...but I knew I would never grow in the Lord nor prosper in Him until I did! I found such a healing knowing...ALL IS WELL WITH MY SOUL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  4. I was just talking to my daughter about the power of forgiveness yesterday. She is still bitter about my ex husband and I try to remind her that he was sick and needs to find God and help. I only hope that my explanation helped her.

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  5. Very edifying blog post. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. I try to be very careful about anything I post. Words are very powerful and I never know who might be touched by my 'words.' I'm certainly not a perfect person, I'm still a bunch of clay in the Potters hands. I just want His glory to shine from and thru my life to others...

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  7. You know I sometimes really really want to write what I feel on my blog and my family does read it. It used to be something I could use to get things off my chest when I knew no one read my blog. Now I can't necessarily do that anymore. I sometimes find it hard to approach the people that annoy me so much because I usually can't get a word in edge wise. I could go the entire visit going 'mmm hmm', and the other person would feel that we had had a great conversation. LOL. But I definitely try my hardest not to hurt anyone's feelings. My biggest problem are family members critiqing my parenting skills, telling me I'm over parenting or overly concerned about germs and what not as my MIL brushes a stuffed animal that she bought at a garage sale against my newborn baby's face. Things like that apparently I'm the only one that freaks over and I really want to blog about it and ask others if I'm over reacting about garage sale stuffed animals, but then I'd be hurting someone's feelings. I don't know, I definitely think that maybe those things should be meant for a journal kept in your night stand, not something the public reads. You just never know how someone is going to take something you write. They could totally take it out of context and then you loose a friend or trust in a family member. Totally something to think about.

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24