I’m going to be bluntly honest: being a blogger can be difficult at times. There’s the temptation to ignore things God has laid on my heart to share that I know might not go over well with some people. I might get better stats on my blog if I do things my own way and avoid certain subjects. But really, what is the purpose of this blog? To give you all the same things that you’ve already heard a million times? No. The true purpose is to encourage and enlighten those who visit and help them gain a closer walk with Jesus as well as being my creative outlet.
For all Christians, there’s the temptation to share with the rest of society only the things that people want to hear. In a lot of cases, difficult topics are largely ignored. We don’t like getting our toes wet so we side-step the puddle. Are we ashamed to speak the truth? If so, what does that say about our walk with the Lord?
No matter how hard it is, we need to be bold in proclaiming truth. Until this happens, the world will remain in the sad state that it currently is in. So next time God hands you the mic, don’t shrink back. He will reward you for doing what is right.
“Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.”
(Romans 14:19 KJV)
“…follow after the things which make for peace…” Does this give us excuse if it is something that will disturb people from their comfortable positions? No. Glossing over things will never bring true peace. Leaving an infection under the skin will become very painful in the end.
Everyone (and I mean everyone!) has to say hard things sometimes. It is a part of real life. That is a fact. I encourage you to boldly proclaim truth without fear. To strive for true peace within all humanity and show them the wonderful and amazing Love of God. It’s about so much more than you, it’s about Jesus. Will you do it for Him?
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
(1John 4:16-18 KJV)