A friend said to me recently that oftentimes the things we write or talk most about are those we ourselves need to hear the most. And I think that’s probably true. It’s like talking to yourself but through the medium of writing.
I have written about community/relationships multiple times in the last year and a half. I write about those things because I have to remind myself on a daily basis to fight for them. Not to run from them. And to risk for them.
I also write about it to find others who believe in it as much as I do. I want to find others who are willing to risk for it as much as I am. I want people to hold me accountable to it. To call me out when I’m doing too much talking about it and not enough living it.
What do you write to yourself?
I’m extremely happy to be back home in Nashville after visiting my family in Minnesota for ten days. But, I’ve also had an itch to travel lately…road trip, air trip, I’m not really picky at this point…I just want to go :)
Looking back at this post makes me want to go all the more! My first venture into the blogging world and a ton of happy life-long memories. :)
If you were given a free ticket to the destination of your choice tomorrow, where would you want to go?
I’ve written 5 different blog posts this week that have gone unpublished. And they will probably stay unpublished because of a filter I came across recently. A filter of Scripture that is, quite honestly, inconvenient. It’s inconvenient because it requires humility and not always saying what’s on my mind. Two things I don’t always enjoy :)
I was reading the book of Philemon recently and verses 8 & 9 stood out to me. Paul writes: “Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love.”
Those verses convicted me. They convicted me of the fact that oftentimes, what I think is important to say, or what I want to say isn’t necessarily wrong, but that doesn’t make it right either. I could be bold and say it because “I have every right to.” But, when I stop and filter it on the basis of love, I am forced to ask if there is a better way or even a better time to say it. I’m forced to admit that what I think must be said really may not need to be said…or at least not in the way I want to say it at the time I want to say it.
That doesn’t mean I’ll get it right every time…that I’ll heed the filter when I should. But, I’m certainly going to try. Because in the end, I think there’s a lot of wisdom in it. I think there’s something to the whole “on the basis of love” thing. And it doesn’t just apply to blogging.