I blew it.
I forgot to think before hitting enter. I needed to take a breath and think and pray.
Recently I wrote a status update on Facebook after I had just hung up the phone from a hard conversation. I shouldn’t have. I was the most frustrated I’ve been in a long time. I should have talked to the Lord about it instead of seeking affirmation from the world…seeking affirmation that I was right.
Please hear me, I’m incredibly thankful for this person and their investment in Jody and I and the ministry. I’ve been so blessed by their generosity and the handful of times I’ve spent face to face with them. They have incredibly hearts to serve the Lord and their community. I also believe they are making what they think is the best decision, so for that I applaud them for sticking to their convictions. I wish them all the best as they continue to follow Christ wherever it might take them.
All that to say, the conversation was hard and I felt like I was on the defensive. But I have no rights. I have no rights to be heard or to seek affirmation. I’m a slave to Jesus Christ. I follow him wherever he might lead me. I don’t deserve anything. He stood in my place and took the pain I deserve. For that, I’m grateful.
I tell people this all the time….think before you hit enter. Lessoned re-learned.
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