After seeing all the controversy over the “Bathroom Laws” I was forced to see something in myself that I’m really not proud of. If you’ve been following my blog, or even if you just stumbled your way here. You probably know by now that I’m a Christian and my faith is my life. It has gotten me through the hardest times and has led me to a very good place.
*BUT* I’ve been nervous. Once I started getting more than 2 followers, I became very aware of how I responded to comments. I’ve been cautious to avoid hot button issues. Don’t get me wrong, I do believe that thinking before commenting is wise but there is a line between thoughtful and fearful.
The truth is, we’re kind of at war. Christians who hold to their values are like sitting ducks and I was so afraid, that though my blog is meant to be a source of encouragement, it would somehow offend some nameless person. Who in my heart I know doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things- but still.
Then as I was making my morning coffee, a thought formed in my head.
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.” -Jesus (John 15:18)
If you’re a Christian and you see the world is headed in the opposite direction of where you’re trying to go, you’re not alone. It’s rough. And that sly ol’ snake in the grass is getting more people on his team everyday.
But we knew it was coming; and it’ll get a lot worse before it gets better. As for me, though: I’m Christian and I’m proud. And if you have questions about my faith, check out one of these sites:
I’m going to be the person God wants me to be. And after my #3030challenge Bible study, I realize that means I’m going to face some opposition in my life. It’s inevitable. And it’s okay, because I’m not alone.
“I am with you always, to the end of the age.” -Jesus (Matthew 28:20)
I would like to thank all of you guys, too! The process of growing in faith is a challenge all on its own, because changing one’s ways isn’t easy. But your encouraging feedback, wisdom, and positivity has been tremendously helpful!
We’re in it together and that sense of community is invaluable, especially to people who are just starting out.
God bless you and yours!