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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Private or public

     A friend of mine got me thinking (I know, help us all).  Maybe I shouldn't be telling the world about all of my struggles.  Perhaps I am giving out too much information & maybe people honestly do not want to hear my problems.  After all, I am supposed to be a positive person.  A strong Christian who puts all of her faith in God.

     But that's just it.  I am a strong, positive Christian & I do put all of my faith in God.  I did have a moment of weakness, where I questioned God, but I begged Him for forgiveness & I am over that.  I am not perfect, don't claim to be, but I am trying to be the best person I can be.

     If you examine my life, you will see that I have been through countless struggles.  Some of them were horrendous & as I look back, I wonder how I got through them, so do most people.  But I KNOW how I made it past those road blocks...God.  He gave me the map, held my hand, & walked beside me through those obstacles.  He didn't say, "here, figure it out."  He knew what was waiting ahead of those obstacles if only I were faithful & trusted in Him.

     Now there are a lot of things in my life that only a select few know about or know the exact details.  Those things I like to keep private, so I do.  Some things are just too private or painful.  But trust me, God brought me through those road blocks, too.  A few of those obstacles will always remain on my road, but I've learned to maneuver around them.

     If I keep quiet about my struggles, how can I tell the world how wonderful my God is?  How can people learn from me if I remain silent?  It's my job as a Christian to witness to people & this is the best way I can do just that to many people.

     My blog & facebook posts aren't aimed to get people to feel sorry for me.  I don't want sympathy.  I'm not trying to "air my dirty laundry" here.  I just want people to see the obstacles in my path right now so they can see my blessings to come.  If you follow my blog, then you have seen God's hand in my life.  That is my purpose for writing these entries.  To help encourage others & help everyone know God as I do.

     Perhaps I should be more private.  I may make too much of my life public.  But if I remain silent, how can you see how faithful God is?  How can anyone believe in the miracles God is working in my life if I don't tell them?  That's how The Holy Bible was written, by people talking about God.  My life no where near compares to The Holy Bible, but it is a testament to God.

*to my friend who 'got me thinking':  please don't think I am bashing you, hon.  I'm not.  I value you as a friend & I value your opinion.  You just got those old rusty wheels turning in my brain. ♥
    

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