I am a baby blogger, my blog is less than a year old, and I’m still learning the ends and outs of what it means to be a blogger. At times blogging is very edifying, even therapeutic, at others I debate inwardly if it’s even right to blog at all. I am a writer by nature, God gifted me with an ability to paint with words just as He did with the oils. So naturally I felt that writing about God would be the kosher thing to do…right?
Anymore I don’t know. I will go on my reader and read blog posts written by others and I find them narcissistic and contrite. Many are condescending and “me oriented” and biblically they are so far off course it concerns me. There is a HUGE amount of false doctrine on WordPress…sometimes I comment and sometimes I just move along knowing my comment will do nothing other than start a comment war and no ones minds will be changed.
I see people who write only to drive up their stats, not to glorify God as their blog states, but to revel in validation from statistics given out coldly by a computer program. Pumping out 5-10 posts a day that have absolutely no content that is useable, relevant or even interesting. It’s just traffic fluff. But hey that’s what all the blogging articles say to do.
The next fakery that really just leads me to believe much of Christian blogging is little more than building a platform to sell your upcoming book, get financial support on patreon or fill a personality disorders void is the fake, canned reply to comments given on others posts. If I comment I would rather you not even reply to me if that reply is going to be something like this “wow great comment love light and hugs” or “awwweee thanks sweety I will think about that ❤️ love, hugs, kisses”. It is so clear this person DOES NOT care they only bother to respond to inflate the comments number and again all the “How To Successfully Blog” articles say to do it this way.
It’s extremely inauthentic and in a Christian community (even though ours is virtual) shouldn’t it remain authentic, truthful, inspired. It should not be a platform to be used to glorify ourselves or point to ourselves.
I am also tired of those that contact me in order to teach me things they feel that the Holy Spirit has just revealed to them…and only them…because they are that special. First off, in school, we learned that if you have a revelation to scripture or a certain interpretation the first thing you do is search it out to see that others have had the same revelation or interpretation in the past 2000 years. Because if not, chances are your revelation or interpretation is FALSE.
If you are in Ministry of any sorts, where you actually have a following of people looking to you for teaching or biblical guidance…YOU NEED TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE. If you are married, don’t use Jesus to pick up chics or have inappropriate relationships in the name of Christ. God knows what goes on in every corner of the world and that includes your heart and your DMS on Twitter. My personal opinion on the matter is that if you are in Ministry you need to be accountable to someone…a Pastor, a Board Of Directors, some higher earthly power that mentors and spiritually protects you.
Spiritual counsel is FUNDAMENTAL AND IMPERATIVE. The Bible says so. In this day and age there is a lie of the devil going around that states church is not important. Did Jesus, Son of God, attend “church”? Did he spend his youth going to Passover Feasts and learning in the synagogue? Did he teach in the synagogues? Jewish children were brought up memorizing the Old Testament Scriptures and that included Jesus. Do you think he ever heard or encountered things in that setting he didn’t like? Like certain teachers or religious attitudes ? Oh I am positive of it, yet unlike most people who gave up on church, he continued to go because he knew his Fathers will on the matter. But now we have so many who know better than Jesus…who feel they have a more valid reason or some new found revelation that it’s ok to just forsake the gathering.
I don’t know, I just see so many things on here I dislike, praying very hard about if this is where I belong or if the Lord wants me to continue in this endeavor.