Kind of gross isn’t it? But, and I say this with all seriousness, it’s pretty well how I mentally feel after going through the last couple of weeks exchanging dialogue with those who I have disagreed with and those who have disagreed with me. And although the numbers involved are small, they have been there and I’m pretty sure God allowed them to be there for a reason.
I was just looking over various posts on Facebook by various Christians that I follow and as I looked at each particular subject that was being discussed, my mind kept on saying to me, nope, you don’t want to go there. No, there is enough of that subject already being discussed and no, there are too many pros and cons and you really don’t want to get into that right now.
I don’t know about you but there are times when I wish I could just walk with Jesus and ask Him to sort out the way my thoughts get formulated so that I could be focused on what He would have me focus on and ignore the rest of the background noise. I need to focus on my Shepherd. Considering that I can’t see Jesus right now, His Word is my primary connection, along with prayer, so I’m thinking that is the way to go. That and and loving my wife, children and grandchildren, of course, plus anyone else God happens to put in front of me. The old Kiss (Keep it Simple Stupid) approach is about to kick in.
If you’ve been reading my recent posts you will recall that I have been focusing on the motivation and attitude behind what I say and how I say it because I’m thinking that the most important aspect of having dialogue with others, which is proclaiming what I perceive as the truth, about God, His thoughts, His ways and His will, with others, with God’s love being foremost, hasn’t always been my strong suit.
Problem being, what I perceive as the truth and what others may perceive as the truth, isn’t always one and the same. Hence, the puzzle, on trying to figure out how to put it all together in a manner which is effective and pleasing to God, in accordance with His will, all the while, keeping others elevated over my own self centeredness.
So, for the time being, I’m taking a bit of a break, diving into God’s Word and prayer and ignoring everything else with regard to putting that puzzle together. I’ll continue on with my “observations” in the Gospel of John and repost other people’s posts that catch my eye, so to speak, but that will be it. Just giving you folks a heads up.
Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!