Been struggling through how real to be on my blog and on facebook lately. Seems like “real” always comes back to bite me in the behind, especially when I try to be “real” to people….
It amazes me, though, the way God uses people in my life. I would truly like to write off all of mankind, at times. However, the body of Christ is such an amazing thing! He uses blogging friends, who are sisters in Christ, but whom I’ve yet had the chance to meet face-to-face have encouraged me in my journey toward Christ-likeness.
Just today, bloggy friend, Jess, encouraged me with these words on facebook…
God’s got a whole mess of conviction going on in this heart of mine – His Holy Spirit is active – it’s inside of me, not outside of me. 😉
Suffice it to say there was much more to the conversation between Jess and me. I needed her reminder that the Holy Spirit is active in my heart doing a lot of convicting and changing of me. He seems to have it all under control and He doesn’t seem to need the help of others who think they are “helping.”
Sometimes I get caught up in the convictions that others think I should have and I fail to listen to the One who whispers to convict my heart.
Oh that to Him only I would be real!