If you want to be a great blogger, see your articles from the reader’s view- not yours. Let me explain.
Yesterday a colleague wrote a blog post about a hot topic and then posted a photo which offends. For me as a reader, I felt the image was hurtful and I immediately disassociated with the blogger by unfriending and unfollowing him.
After jumping into the heated discussion and sharing his image of hatred, the blogger’s post was removed by Twitter as offensive. He drew attention to himself for having his content filtered.
This is grieving my heart. I’ve been weeping in the Spirit, with the Holy Spirit, for the last 24 hours.
Posting images of hate divides people, triggers emotions and captures attention- which is usually the intent of journalists.
If you’re blogging please consider how these images are perceived by others. Pulling historical images of racism and hatred doesn’t build up the church.
If you jump into a hot topic as a representative of Christ, then show His love.
I am hurt.
My community of friends are diverse. Never in a million years, on earth or in Heaven, would I post a blog image of racism. I choose unity.
If we truly live on earth as it is in Heaven then we do NOT see each other by the color of our skin. We see men, women, and children made in the image of God.
We see what Jesus sees.
We live on earth as it is in Heaven when we see through the eyes of Christ. Not the eyes of pride, greed, division, or offense. Write your story from that frame of view.
…your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 NIV
Lysa TerKeurst is a New York Times Bestselling Author and Speaker. With a list of inspirational books about her life, TerKeurst most notably serves as President of Proverbs 31 Ministries. These quotes from Lysa TerKeurst will offer you the right amount of encouragement for pursuing your own successful writing and speaking career.
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“The enemy wants us to think the Bible is too complicated to understand and too difficult to live out. This is nothing more than an evil marketing plan crafted in the depths of hell to sell you something you don’t have to buy.”
“It’s impossible to hold up the banners of victim and victory at the same time.”
“Never is a woman so fulfilled as when she chooses to underwhelm her schedule so she can let God overwhelm her soul.”
“The one who obeys God’s instruction for today will develop a keen awareness of His direction for tomorrow.”
“Forgiveness is mandatory; reconciliation is optional.”
“Rejection steals the best of who I am by reinforcing the worst of what’s been said to me.”
“The Devil is vicious, but he’s not victorious.”
“On the other side of every hardship is a resurrection.”
“When the world beats you down, open up your Bible.”
Lord, we don’t want to carry the worries of last week into the fresh start of this week. So, we offer them all to You. All of our attempts to figure things out. All of the anxiety of the unknown. We lay it all down – trusting that we have complete access to Your peace today. pic.twitter.com/FfHkICTQQ6
“News and truth aren’t always one and the same…Truth is what factors God into the equation.”
“Sin is such a lie. It promises to fill the gaps of our disappointments with satisfaction. In reality, it goes straight to our hearts and fills them with shame.”
“I wish every temptation had a warning label on it so we’d know what we’re getting ourselves into…Temptation only works if our enemy keeps the consequences hidden from us.”
“Remember, Satan knows how powerful God’s Word is, and he wants to keep it from us. Don’t let him.”
“God is the author of the Truth that empowers us. Satan is the author of the deception that imprisons us. And once he’s isolated and imprisoned us, his plan is to destroy us.”
“Satan rebelled against the Creator and he wants you to do the same, to be caught in pursuits that never satisfy. The enemy wants you to be enamored with the pleasures of created things more than the pleasures of the Creator Himself.”
“Comfort isn’t a solution to seek; rather, it’s a byproduct we’ll reap when we stay close to the Lord.”
“Tears are the truest connection we have with others, and trust is the truest connection we have with God.”
“Perfection intimidates. Compassion inspires.”
“Give yourself permission not to be perfect.”
“No human should have to carry the weight of being their own god, but so many do.”
“Being hurt isn’t the worst thing in the world. It’s actually the very thing that makes us closer to Jesus and closer to our fellow humans. In a world of differences we are so very united when we simply cry together.”
Here is a look at the inspiring story of Lysa TerKeurst from her Elevation Church