What if they think I’m too religious?
Or, what if they think I’m a Bible thumpin’ crazy person?
Or, worse yet, what if they think I’m a hypocrite?
What if the girl they see in person doesn’t always align perfectly with the scripture and the prayers and the Godly quotes I share to my social media accounts?
What if the struggles I share on line, about how difficult it is die daily to myself,
make me look ridiculous and attention seeking?
What if the Biblical truths I post on social media serve to alienate people from Jesus rather than draw them to Him?
What if I look like a bigot?
What if I LOSE FRIENDS?
WHAT IF I EXPERIENCE PERSECUTION?
I struggle with these thoughts sometimes.
I struggle to find the right words; and balance; and when to speak the truth;
and when to refrain from speaking at all.
Sometimes I need to remember not to cast my pearls to pigs.
And sometimes I need to remind myself that God does not need me to defend Him.
But the truth is, my entire life is meant to be a living testimony to the goodness of God.
It is meant to bring glory and honor and praise to Him.
I don’t always get it right.
I make a lot of mistakes.
Sometimes I say things I shouldn’t;
or refrain from saying things I should.
But thank God!
His honor and glory and goodness is not dependent on my perfection.
Nor is it ruined by my mistakes.
My life, as a living testimony, is simply an act of obedience.
I am not responsible for the way that people will respond to my testimony,
or whether or not they will open their hearts to Jesus.
Conviction is the job of the Holy Spirit.
My job is to deny myself, and take up my cross, and follow wherever He leads me.
My job is to shine the light of Jesus into a dark and broken world.
even on social media.
So what, if they think I'm a Jesus freak?
I AM a Jesus freak!
And what if, one day, someone who’s been searching and hoping and seeking for a light in the darkness, reads one of my social media posts and they finally see the Light of Jesus?
Well then; Wouldn’t that just make all the difference?
Stay holy, Beloved.