Last week I wrote a post on my main blog that I was afraid of. I didn’t know how fellow Christians would react to it, and I knew people who are supportive of the practice could possibly get upset. Post | Visionaries & Vision Boards| Warning To Christians
Despite this, I knew God placed the topic on my heart to write about. The show must go on! But it isn’t easy.
For posts like these, I make sure to have several days to go over my post. I start with an outline of what needs to be said and then go from there. I also have sisters in Christ I can seek advice, suggestions, and discussion from, as well as a grandmother in Christ. Getting feedback for posts like these is important.
- People can disagree and be upset.
- Without clarity, a post can sound harsher than it needs to be.
- It’s possible people can unfollow, which would be sad especially if it is someone we’ve made a connection to.
Why write posts that potentially can make people angry? Aren’t we to be loving like Jesus? Why write posts that make us sound judgemental? (Trust me, I’ve gotten that response more than once)
Jesus never strayed from talking about difficult topics. He didn’t say every person gets salvation (everyone has the opportunity). He talked about people burning and being tortured in Hell for eternity. The parable of the sowing of seeds shows us that. Jesus did not coddle people either.
The world wants to feel good about their choices. Despite Christians saying they want to follow Christ, talking about the things WE SHOULDN’T BE DOING, is very unpopular. It’s like everyone is hoping that somebody else takes the position. Let us sound loving, patient, and gentle…only with the good and nice pieces of scripture. Let’s just all pray silently. and not talk about it, so as not to make people feel bad.
I see so many people use prayer as a crutch, a defense, as to why we shouldn’t discuss hard topics. For many people who influence the public, it’s wrong of us to also use a public platform to talk about those same issues. I don’t understand why we have to tolerate everyone else speaking their mind and thoughts…but we can’t?
Being loving like Jesus DOES NOT MEAN BEING SILENT AND TOLERATE!
I don’t want my silence on topics to allow people to make assumptions about me, that though may make them like me…goes against what Jesus taught.
Let me also say, this gives no one the right to be belittling and downright mean. I’ve seen Christians be pretty cruel when discussing difficult topics, and I don’t agree with that approach either. Of course, we can say things gently with love, and people may still take it as a mean/judgy approach simply because we brought it up. But if I avoid talking about how people can make Santa Claus an idol, for example, just so people don’t have to feel bad about it…um, no. (I’ve seen believers defend Santa and Christmas hardcore, that says something. We need the same concern and energy to go to talking about Jesus.)
We call things for what they are, not what we want them to be. Mudding the truth helps no one. We can’t be lukewarm just for stats, and shame on us if we are!
Before we write posts we are nervous about, prayer is absolutely needed. Scripture is needed. Worship is needed. But we can’t be afraid people aren’t going to like us or even have fellow believers falsely accuse us of being judgemental.
Scripture supports righteous judgment, and it’s important we know what scripture says about proper judgment. For this reason, I talk about false teachings. I talk about worldly practices that are not supported by Jesus.
When we follow what God wants us to do, we can be assured the path He places us on, He is there also.
Now, please pray for me as I prepare for my next big post…
Has there been a post you’ve written that a lot of people disagreed on, or you were afraid of the outcome?