I have this other blog that I write along with four friends. Generally, it’s far less personal than this site but an interesting thing happened this morning.
I began writing the post (here is the link) and it became very personal.
When I concluded writing and publishing the entry, I realized that some readers are going to find my post unforgiving. Nothing could be further from the truth but….now, don’t get offended…it doesn’t really matter what they think.
This comes directly from the heart of a woman who has been largely misunderstood most of her life. Please know that when I tell you it doesn’t matter what they think, I know that’s a healthy statement. It doesn’t. It matters what YOU think and, if you happen to have a relationship with Christ, what HE thinks. Agreed? Okay….we’re all healthy in that thinking.
I’m no longer interested in popularity (largely over-rated, by the way). I’m no longer interested in conforming if conforming challenges my thoughts and morals. I am, however, interested in going through life and being exposed to differing visions and ideals. So, then, the real beauty comes from knowing who I am in Christ and choosing what “sticks” and what can be discarded.
There is a great deal of freedom in knowing that discarding something doesn’t mean you haven’t forgiven. It just means you have heard and moved on.