I was just looking around on another blog world I also belong to. I must say, that place is VERY densely populated and yes my blog there gets a lot of hits, but no relationships . . . rarely a comment. It’s good for the ego, if numbers are all that matters, but it does nothing for the soul.
I used to focus on numbers and post there a lot but we are called to be in relationship as well as lead those in darkness into the light. I grew weary of just numbers and nothing more. I found it hard, even though my researching skills are really good, to find any kindred spirits there. So, once in a while I pop over and post something, but not much more. Of course, being a constant blogger is how the game is played, but I am not a game player. It’s my heart not my head that needs to be in charge. My head can get me in trouble, but my heart is where Jesus lives . . . so today after spending time in this amazing WP community, I visited the other one. It’s been a while since I did anything but pop over and do a quick post. Guess what I found?
The topics which dominate – the “hot” ones which we are “supposed” to write to “get notice” as writers? Nothing but anger and negativity. Sorry guys. I can’t live my life that way. I do get occasionally trapped in it but I keep being set free, thank you Jesus. I was thinking . . . I do want to set those in darkness free, or more appropriately stated, I want to be used by Jesus so that He can do that. I do not believe this means I have to be all about negativity and anger though. If it does, I shall forever be a failure . . . I won’t every have a shiny new car, a big fancy house, money in the bank . . . I won’t be in the spotlight, nor the front page of glamorous news journals . . . I will be a failure.
I won’t be alone though. I know another failure. I know Him well. He always had dirty feet . . . He walked everywhere. His only friends, true friends, were failures too . . . smelly fishermen, tax collectors, murderer, women who . . . lepers . . . what a life. He didn’t get away with it, though. He was hauled into court and hung for His efforts.