A Post-Worthy Life

Here is a snippet of an email I received this morning from someone who is very close to me:

"What you are striving for, perhaps without realizing it, is a perfect post-worthy life. I believe you want to be able to marginalize the real bad stuff and exacerbate the trivial bad stuff in order to feign godliness and earn friends while stubbornly refusing to change or admit error so that you can bask in the glory of having been right all along..."


But there is truth to be gleaned from this. Social media has suckered me in, and appealed to my "people pleaser" side - I want people to like me. I want them to think well of me and the work that I'm doing. I do tend to leave out the unbecoming qualities, and post more of the Christ-like thoughts and plans and happenings than anything else. I am often stubborn and slow to see the plank in my own eye before I try to meddle with the speck in someone else's. And the allure of proving that I'm right is strong.

And it shows. And I'm grateful that this close one brought it to my attention. It breaks my heart to think that my life would be the reason a person would reject Jesus - and I know it has been. too many times. For shame.

I don't want a post-worthy life, I want a gospel-worthy life.

Lord, keep transforming my heart & mind and forming my will until they look like Yours!!!

Praising God for the truths I need to hear,
even when they hurt,
for His glory!

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  1. Whew! That was harsh, but the fact you were able to see the truth just shows how God is working in your life. I think we could all learn something from that email.

    1. It's been a long road to learning how to handle any kind of reproof or criticism in a God-honoring way. One of my mentors continues to remind me to look for the truth of what's being said - even if I have to look past how it's delivered!!

      Thanks for the encouragement :)

  2. Thank you for your honesty.

  3. Ouch is right. But what a blessing to have a friend who will speak the truth in love like that!