I don't think I'm the only one who experiences this. I know that there have been times when I visited other blogs and read things that have cut me to the heart and I had to wonder, "Did they write that about me?" Then I come back to reality and realize that no, they probably did not. It's just that what they wrote about hit me hard because of something I was struggling with, unbeknown to the bloggers.
I do not write to any specific person. I write as the Holy Spirit leads me, usually about something I've read in my devotional time that week. I don't write to or about anyone specifically.
There are a few things that drive me when it comes to blog topics and how I approach them.
- This is a Christian blog aimed toward all things pertaining to homemaking with a Biblical worldview - especially that of the Proverbs 31 Woman.
- I want to be like Jesus when I grow up. He did not sugar coat the truth so as not to offend anyone. He offended the Pharisees to the point that they nailed Him to a cross. He said that His Word is "sharper than a double edged sword" and that it cuts to the marrow. ( Hebrews 4:12) He loved people enough to tell them the truth even if it hurt, because the hurt of an eternal hell is worse than a temporary hurt of "offended feelings."
- The Bible is an offensive Book to those who do not believe. It is "foolishness to those who are perishing." (1 Corinthians 1:18) When you quote Scripture, someone somewhere will be offended.