Blogging is a platform that allows me to speak, not only my feelings. but to teach others and speak the truth. The truth is the Word. The Word is the Lord’s spoken truth to us, written in this guidebook called the Bible.
Too many people today speak or write hesitatingly with trepidation, for fear of offending others. It appears that there are some unwritten societal rules one must adhere to when writing.
- For example, make sure you are politically correct.
- Don’t hurt this or that groups feelings.
- Make sure you accepting of all.
- Please acknowledge everybody’s feelings, because if they feel it…it must be true.
I do not conform to societies expectations in how I live, think, or act; especially in my writings. However, I do hold myself accountable to a higher judge than here on earth regarding what I am teaching or writing.
Teaching the Younger Women
As a Christian woman, I am to teach what is good, what is true, and to be a mentor to younger women. (Titus 2: 3-5). This is what I base my writings upon. My opinions are just that, my opinions.
Am I always going to say what is pleasing to others? No, but I can pray that the truth be understood for my readers.
My hope is that through my words that the Lord is glorified, not my own words or what I think. I pray I can be a vessel of truth.
What I Am Called To Do
According to Mark 12:31, I am called to love my neighbor as I love myself. Scripture tells us that we must be patient, gentle, loving, and kind as we bear with those in love. (Ephesians 4:2).
It is not our job to judge or condemn, but instead to love. We are commanded to love others because God is the definition of love. However, this is where society has taken the definition of love out of context. This is often done by those who have a distorted view of the truth, or what they perceive as the truth.
What is Love Got to Do With It?
Love is often misconstrued as an “agreement.” We must be careful that love never be defined as an agreement, like a compromise. An agreement in accepting unbiblical views, morals, or actions. There are many writer’s who appear often afraid of being viewed as “unagreeable” by their audiences, if they are not careful to tread lightly with their words.
Love must be greater than contemporary society’s binary outcome suggesting love is only experienced when one socially, politically, and religiously agrees with their other.” (Religion News). It is imperative that a Christian writer will not bow to societal expectations and pretend to be in agreement, just so one does not get offended.
Ephesians 4:25 “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ…”
Galatians: 4:16: “Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?”