It’s Wednesday. For most of us, the positive spin we put on Wednesday is: “It’s Hump Day”. I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t put a spark in me. Most just put on a half smile when someone else reminds us that we are in the middle of the week.
Recovery can be monotonous at best. It’s almost at times like I am a robot. The talk around the kitchen coffee pot this morning was scattered. There was little talk about God. We were running way behind. I knew that I wanted to write this morning, however, I had no topic. No Bible study prepared… Uhhhggg.
Once the pace quickened and I finally sat down to start writing, and upon opening the laptop, I saw that there was a comment on a previous blog post of mine on a different social media site. As of yet, I hadn’t received anything negative, so I was excited to view the message. It wasn’t from a follower. Part of their username had the acronym “LGBT” and some numbers. At first, I had little idea of what that stood for. The comment stated simply: “This is just incoherent rambling”. Nothing followed.
Hmmm…. (yep, had to pull out this pic)
So, I immediately went to the blog post that they were referring to and read it myself. You can find the post here. I found nothing wrong with it. I even “jerked a tear” watching the video again. I then looked at the comments at the bottom (in an effort to lick my wounds) and they seemed positive enough.
“This is just incoherent rambling”
I replied to the comment and tried my best to stay “Christian like”. I learned what LBGT stands for and my reply probably hit the mark. I typed: “So is 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, but I’m for ya! Thanks for the revelation on the post.”
Now for anyone who knows me personally; this was about as Christian like as I can sometimes muster. Work in progress, I guess. I thank God I don’t have an acronym to describe me, however, I do care about that person and I would help that person if needed. I will pray for that person. I will do an inventory and at the end of this post, I will apologize to that person for being cynical towards them, But I will not be defeated!
The comment did give me a powerful reminder to watch the things that I say to others.
1 John 4:19-20
19 We love because he first loved us. 20 If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen can not love God whom he has not seen.
Then it dawned on me! Why is one comment bothering me so much? The comment almost “took the wind out of my sails” and stopped my forward progress for the day. I realized also that my character defects were instantly shining through. Anger, resentment, hate, etc., etc! All over one comment. Dangerous place to be (as some of you may be aware).
I have to remember that the devil will jump in wherever I allow it. I opened the door and he came in. I don’t care to start controversy. I care to get through my day as the Lord directs and I care to do that sober. I suppose all of my posts can’t be uplifting because we all deal with these issues daily and I want to keep it real.
The video below is very helpful to me; if any of you have time.
Have a great Wednesday and comments are welcome!
Today’s verse to “chew on”:
18 You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.