A Side Thought
A side thought..
Last night I received a message (via social media) that seemed to come from someone who must be unhappy/dissatisfied with their life or needed an outlet to vent....because their words (expressed to me) hurt. This individual acted as if it was odd that I (as an avid blogger) comment (or have commented) on other bloggers/friends/insta user's "feeds" that share similar interests as me.. yet I have not physically met those people in person. I was a little shocked because I am someone who is an encourager and I 99% of the time share only positive messages to others. This individual also tore me down about a comment I had posted to someone whom I had already apologized too. We are all human and sometimes make comments (or have made a comment) that comes out not as you had intended....I am NOT PERFECT. Mind you, this individual tearing me down, also has never met me. Turns out they really have no idea who I am and the people I do and "do not" know. They also must not be aware that Instagram and social media are outlets for people to connect and meet other like-minded individuals. What is wrong with that....please do tell me.
I immediately read some scripture I find uplifting & sent a kind response back to the individual expressing how I was sorry my nice comments somehow bothered her. I also reflected on myself and how I DO need to be more careful what comes out of my mouth. We all do honestly. My aunt shared a verse 2 Corinthians 10:5 about focusing our thoughts on the Lord. I will never let others rob me of my joy or what God has in store for me.
(2 Corinthians 10:5)
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
I am planning on having a wonderful week and staying positive, humble and an encourager to yes ..even STRANGERS. I am planning on watching what I say and who I say what to. I am planning on loving ENDLESSLY even when I feel like crap.. because that is what God my Father would do. I am planning on continually commenting on friends and like-minded strangers walls/feeds and social media with words of affirmation because who doesn't like to be thought of!?
Hope you are planning on having an amazing week too and not letting anyone rob you of your joy!