Sunday, June 21, 2009

Anonymous vs. Face to Face

What we need to realize is that the internet, email and any type of writing without the actual person present with their tone of voice or facial expression - you can skew and interpret wrongly what the author is saying. This happens a lot and even others I have talked to say the same thing. I would be here all day explaining things, because you only read what I write without hearing my tone of voice or the manner in which I'm presenting it. It can come across a different way then I intended.

It is easy to hide behind "anonymous" and say things to someone that you would never say to them face to face. I think the internet for some that use it that way has become a "weight" that so easily besets them. They are murdering each other with their own words, of which you will be judged with before God no matter if you used anonymous or not!

The internet is a blessing in some ways and a curse in others! It is hard to understand that so many want to actually read what I write. That also puts me in a place sometimes I don't want to be in. I don't want to 'blog to please' others or let this thing become something that I blog to make everyone happy - that would be being something I'm not and make me a hypocrite and just doing it for the acclaim of men. My motives are not as such, nor have they ever been - it does rub a lot of people the wrong way because they don't want to accept the differences of opinion and still love each other. Could you be found full of longsuffering for others or do you just give them one chance and when they mess it up in your eyes you throw them to the curb? Thank God he doesn't do that to us!

What I said about birth control and bearing children has got turned so many ways that sometimes I want to delete every post on the subject lol. I'm not a quiverfull believer, in the way that the group uses it as pride (not all are of this mentality but I'm speaking of the specific sect that is). They think how many children you have determines how blessed you are in God and that isn't so. I know GODLY Brothers and Sisters that have NO children who do more for God than some with a 'quiverfull'. Since when did the number of children you have make you somehow better than others? I've been thrown into the same category with this group even though I'm not of that mentality. I can't help what others "think" of me and I tried to explain myself but I guess people want to see only what they want to see.

I always see my faults and shortcomings and am always in amazement that some people think more of me than I do myself. Although, I also on the other hand never lack for those who think less of me and that they are better than me. I don't want to hurt anyone but I also have to be who God made me to be and that is a voice for Him. I think that a lot of people don't give me room to make mistakes or have faults. I wonder if God gives them mercy if they don't even give their Brother or Sister mercy? I'm always growing in the Lord and He (in His time for me) is always weeding out the bad and increasing the good in my life. I'm ever learning in Him and what some meant for bad or to harm me - He has used that to my good and made me stronger!

1 Peter 4:8
"And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins."

Just wanted to try and give a view into this, hopefully explain things about writing, blogs, emails, etc - to hopefully help you realize that just because you perceive something a certain way, you can't be sure because you did not hear the tone of voice or see the author face to face. Also, let's be careful that we aren't saying things we wouldn't say to someone's face in person - I've been called every curse word in the book seems like through this blog but as someone used to say in class "that comes with the territory". As Pastor has said this week, Beware when all men speak well of you! I have to say I don't have to worry about that lol. =0

In Love,


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Candy-Faith..... from Simply Pretty said...

I agree, everyone should know that we cant always tell the tone behind an email or post. We should assume the person means well and not take offense so easily. It breaks my heart if anyone is giving you a hard time :(
I always say that if people dont have nothing nice to say then they shouldnt say anything at all. So they shouldnt leave you a comment if its not going to be uplifting!

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thank you Candy for your comment. ~Bev

twocans1 said...

I did not take your blog as such, and the way I look at it, if someone finds something offensive here, they needn't read it. Everyone and the work they do for God cannot be lumped together in one ball. God has us all to do our part, all culminating for the glory of God. There have been many people both with and without children who have found their niche in the work of God! I think a simple prayer before hastily responding would be in order as well....

God bless~

Christian Homekeeper said...

I wish everyone saw it the way you did Twocans. Thanks for the comment! :) ~Bev

gracielynn's said...

so true.. you said it beautifully Bev !
I also think some LOOK for reasons to disagree with something ..
Keep up the Godly Work !

Christian Homekeeper said...

I agree also Lisa - it seems they lie in wait till they find something wrong that I'm doing. That sounds familiar:

Luke 11:54
"Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him."

Thanks for the comment Lisa! :)


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