Encouragement

1.11.2011

Social networking is a funny thing. Much of the time it can be abused or people can put way too much information out there. I cannot tell you how insane I find it that people will put every detail of their lives on their Facebook status or on Twitter.

But hey, to each their own.

Now, I'm not saying there is anything wrong with either one of those sites or with social networking {hello, you're reading my blog}. I, in fact, have accounts with both Facebook and Twitter. It's a great way to keep up with people or teams or anything your heart desires. But this post is not about anything negative with those sites. No, this post is about how sometimes those sites can actually be a source of encouragement {when used the right way of course}.  This morning I got onto Facebook and had a message for someone that I worked with for a handful of months during my tenure at App State. I don't know the last time I spoke to her, but it didn't matter. She had seen that I posted a link to my blog and she checked it out. And in her message she said this;

"I know we only worked together for a few months, but I just felt like telling you after reading through a lot of your blog posts this morning that you really are an inspiring person! I found myself just smiling reading through the blog, thinking about your amazing relationship with God, and how you just seem to live everyday to the fullest! I know it may sound so corny and like I said, I know we don't know each other that well, but I think one day you might find yourself being a motivational speaker! Your stories and out-looks on life make people like me feel happy! :)"

Y'all have no idea how much that meant to me. I look at some of these blogs and see their multitude of followers or the fact that just one of their posts have over 300 comments and I wonder if I should even keep it going.

And then I get a message like that.

I love this blog. I love writing and  telling you guys about my life...no matter how boring it may be! I recognize daily how incredibly blessed I am. {The next little bit may seem off topic, but I get back to it I promise} On Sunday, hubby and I listened to a sermon from a couple of weeks ago and Pastor Livingston started out with the verse Matthew 2:13-23 and after he finished reading he said this;

"God can do anything, but He didn't get rid of Harrod"

That stuck with me in ways I never thought 11 words could. Life is hard sometimes. And if I'm being honest, sometimes it sucks. But all God asks of us is to trust Him. So I do {or at least try} and in the process of trials, I share. I know that there are people that read my blog so if our family is going through something, then this is a great way for people to know to pray for us. That sermon was from January 2nd and if you're going through something or not, it is a great word and reminder and I highly recommend it.

So for those that read, thank you for reading. And above all, I hope that my words can bring a chuckle or at least provide a little bit of encouragement. I know the ones I read sure do. I only hope that I can provide the same.


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