Okay, so I’m breaking out of my break temporarily to address a comment I received yesterday that left me a little perplexed (among other things).
In case you missed it, “Anonymous” wrote the following:
Sounds like someone has hurt your feelings by commenting on your blogs or in some other fashion. The answer is not to quit blogging, which is the same as running from problems or issues. Kinda the way you did with your church.
Well, I refrained from responding at first (let’s just say it wouldn’t have been pretty), but since the comment was posted anonymously and I have no other recourse to answer its allegations I decided to make a few observations here…
1. While I appreciate the commenter’s evident desire for me to continue blogging, his/her comment does little to promote such. In fact, it has the opposite effect.
2. I did not “quit” blogging, but instead chose to take a break. I am not taking a break due to hurt feelings, blog related or otherwise. BUT EVEN IF I DID, it is still MY blog! I can blog if I want; I can quit if I want and for whatever reason I want. This is not the newspaper; no one has paid a subscription; I owe no one anything. It’s my hobby and one that I have all prerogative to lay down or pick up again as the whim strikes.
3. If the commenter thinks that we left our former church merely to run from problems or issues, he/she has grossly misunderstood our heart and our situation, just as I feared in this post. Do not think we are sitting high and mighty, easy as you please. Our obedience has been costly and is not easy, not in the least. Leaving is one of the hardest things I have ever done. EVER. You can be assured of this: we are wholeheartedly and unreservedly seeking the Lord Jesus Christ and we believe we are following Him. That does not suppose or assume that those in our former church are not; we cannot speak on their behalf. In fact, if any of my sisters and brothers from my former church are reading this, please know this: I am grateful for the years we served and sought the Lord together and I pray we all see the Lord at work in ways we could not imagine! For His glory and His alone!
4. It’s interesting to me that although this commenter has some knowledge of me and our situation and is in fact local (according to sitemeter), he/she chose to cast their stone anonymously. If he/she did not want to identify themselves on the blog, my email address is conveniently located in my profile. Since he/she knows me, why not let me know them?
I’m hurt, yes, and no doubt that hurt has crept into my words here lending them a defensive tone. For that, I apologize.
And now we resume our regularly scheduled break.