I am a growing blogger, and slowly, people are starting to hear what I have to say on various matters. Many disagree with me. Few agree with me. And still others are not sure where they stand. Some support me just because they know me. Others find my controversial thoughts intriguing, and sometimes find agreement, and sometimes are strongly opposed to my ideas.
I am experiencing a bit of growth spurt among those who like me at the moment. It is exciting. I am enjoying being understood. I enjoy knowing that people are being blessed by the things I share. And I am encouraged by their praise and comments.
In other circles, I find great opposition from people you accuse me of “making Christ look bad“. Who say I am too judgmental. Who speak all manner of evil against me, and twist my words to make them say what they do not actually say. In those circles, I feel hated. And not everyone in those circles professes unbelief in Jesus. Many claim to have a measure of faith.
I’m beginning to realise that as I continue to grow as a blogger, I will meet many more of these people who think and speak evil of me, just as I meet more of those who appreciate my posts and praise God for my life! But, one thing I know…in time…the number of lovers will dwindle in comparison to the number of haters!!! Jesus promised it. He said that just as they hated Him, I will surely be hated by men for speaking His words…for standing for righteousness (John 15:18, Matt 10:22).
Many of my current lovers will becomes my haters, just as many of those who followed Jesus shouted “Crucify Him!!!” It is an inevitable reality…and these times of opposition will prepare me for the times of greater evil…when the love of many will run cold. When even a word of light will be met with the accusation of evil!
If I am motivated by the praises of men…then my message will certainly change over time to be more appealing to the world, so as to maintain my followers, and even to gain more. But I will not be a pleaser of men at the expense of being a pleaser of God. So forgive me if in time I also offend you. But if you too love the truth above anything else…I think it can be you and me against the world!
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