Last week, we had stressful day which led to a stressful weekend, and has added unnecessary stress to this week.
Side Note: I get really frustrated by certain friends on FB because every other post is a rant or complaint, and I don’t need any more negativity in my life. I’ve actually unfriended and blocked several individuals because their posts were so negative so frequently.
By Friday afternoon, the frustrations had built, and I couldn’t put on my “it’s all OK” mask anymore.
I’m still not sure I was in the right allowing my frustrations to be voiced in this space. Not that I want to exude an air of “having it all together” (because, let me tell you, I don’t), but because I’m not sure that it served to encourage or build anyone up – which is my goal with this blog.
Ephesians 4.29 is my filter for anything I share in my online spaces, and I’m not sure last Thursday’s blog post passed the filter test.
I want to be real in this space, but I don’t want to do or say anything that detracts from pointing others to Christ.
And so I’m struggling to find the line…
Philippians 2.14 says that we are to do all things “without grumbling” in order to “shine as lights in the world.” Is sharing the details of a frustrating day the same as grumbling? Does voicing my frustrations over circumstances outside my control dim my light for Christ?
To be completely honest… I don’t know!
I don’t think that being a Christian means I have to be “happy” all the time. (For the record, there is a difference between being “happy” and being “content.”)
But, does being a Christian – one who seeks to bring glory to God in all things – mean I shouldn’t complain or voice my frustrations?
Talk to me…
What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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