Posted in Seek Peace and Pursue it

The Fear of Man

I had a hard time posting my last series You Have My Heart, about my journey to absolute surrender.  If anyone thought I was normal, they would know the truth after that post, that I was one of THOSE kinds of Christians.  The kind that might be just a bit too radical.  A bit too “religious”.

Wondering, what if this hurts my job prospects in the future?  I’ve gotten every job I’ve ever had because of someone that I knew.

I sat there looking at my finished post, wanting to hit publish, yet fearing the criticism of man.

Computer

See I post all my blog posts on Facebook, so it’s not just going out into blog anonymity.  People I really know, some well, and some not so well, would see what I really believe.  Of course, many won’t read it.  But I have to believe that some will.

It’s what drives me to write.  The hope that my posts will help others to develop a deep longing to know Christ with all their heart, soul, and mind.

Yet, I find myself shutting down the computer, deciding to post it the next day.  But then tomorrow came, and the same choice stared me in the face…the cursor blinking at me.

But I refuse to live my life in fear.  No more.  No longer.

I am BOLDLY called to speak His word.

But the call is not just for me.  It’s the call of every Christian!

And so I hit publish.  Nothing amazing happened.  But I did it anyway.  In faith.  For His glory. Baby steps.

If you missed my You Have My Heart series,  you can read it by clicking here.

Seek peace and pursue it.  Psalm 34:14b

 

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