Wednesday, November 10, 2010
So I Write
I have been reading every where I go lately about blogging for the glory of God through telling your story. Instead of that being freeing it has made me reluctant to write. It truly is a brave thing to put yourself and your story out here for all to see (to a certain level).
I guess I am still battling with judgement and not even the overly critical kind. I often feel like I don't fit. I would probably be considered Calvinist by label but I think anyone who loves Jesus is great. I prefer to be called a Calvary-ist as my pastor recently shared. I have very strong convictions but have no problem with yours. I think theology and doctrine is pretty central but would never choose it over people and loving and listening to them. I think diversity shows the beauty of God's creation in people and nature yet I have my own distinct ways of appreciating both. I like simple ways, quiet days and kind intense discussion. I have thick skin and a soft spot for the underdog and feel very strongly. I am very passionate (emotional) and logically practical all at the same time. I tend to adapt to who I am with because I see that as preferring my neighbour. It can be perceived as not being true to oneself or honest and I disagree.....I want to be true to Him and in doing that I am being true to myself.
Ultimately, I think it is fear. It is one thing to criticize someone's theology or belief but totally different thing to judge someone's story.
So to step out in this I plan to finish Jonah's story The Sovereignty Chronicles. It gives me a place to start.
His work in each of us is for His glory. That's what makes the story valuable.
So I write my story.