I get a fabulous daily email from (In)Courage – not only is their website beautiful, the women who write for them have such an amazing way of saying things. This caught my eye in today’s email, written by Sarah Mae:
“The sober reality of online presence has pushed me to be more intentional about who we are, who we serve, and what we put out into the world.
In this social media day and age, eyes are on us whether we know it or not. We are creating a reputation that will not only become a legacy but a lamp illuminating our character. Every tweet, facebook blurb, blog post, etc., is a catalog of who we are and what we are reflecting to the world. We are called, as followers of Jesus, to be intentional, prayerful, and wise about our presence.”
What a reminder! And how interesting that I find it to be easier to be open, honest, and in love with my Savior in front of the online world than I do at work. There is something much safer about quoting scripture and saying the right Christian phrases on a blog – where you never see your readers faces or even know if anyone is reading at all (thanks Katrina, for letting me know that you do read this!). Maybe God will use my prayerful, intentional blog-words to transform my insecure heart into a light that shines brightly in person as well as online. What a prayer!
Speaking of insecurity – I FINALLY got around to doing the first week’s assignment for Beth Moore’s new book, So Long Insecurity. Can I just say that I’m blown away by the irony of it all? I feel called to recommend that our church host the Beth Moore Simulcast in April, then I’m asked to plan it, and now I’m fighting my pride AND my terror at not being qualified/old enough/knowledgeable enough to actually make this thing a success – and the whole stinkin’ thing is about insecurity? Oh Lord, what a sense of humor. I guess I’ll just have to jump in with both feet and see where this thing ends up:
“If you know Jesus Christ personally, He has chosen you, too, and has appointed you to accomplish something good. Something that matters. Something prepared for you before time began (Ephesians 2:10). Something meant to have serious impact within your sphere of influence.” So Long Insecurity, pg. 18