Have you ever noticed how me-centric a blog or even facebook can be? The danger of a blog is that it makes it so easy for people to form what they want others to think about them. Even though I don’t lie or make stuff up on my blog, it’s still easy to give a false impression. I tend to highlight my frugal successes and not my flops. I only share pictures of me that I look better in. I try not to post pictures where my house is messy in the background.
It’s so easy to try to make my blog and facebook page all about me and how I want to be viewed by others, but is that really what it should be about? Is that the truth? Is that God-honoring?
The truth is:
- I often leave the dirty dishes in the sink over night.
- I loose my patience with my daughter.
- Even after 5 years of marriage and cooking I still have cooking flops.
- I complain a lot.
- I cry a lot…just ask my husband.
The bottom line is I don’t want my blog to be a place where I just post things to make me appear however I want to be viewed. Since I tend to care so much about what people think of me this obviously is a great way for me to try and get people’s praise and form a reputation for myself, but that’s selfish and not God-honoring.
The other day we had a chapel speaker talk about how it’s good when we see how inadequate we are, because then we see God’s adequacy. I think this verse really teaches that truth:
And he (the Lord) said unto me (Paul), My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. (I added the parenthesis and bold).
2 Corinthians 12:9-10