My Tuesday Testimonies have affected so many people reading my blog, and they have been a blessing to me as well. However, I’m sensing an alarming trend moving forth with my readers and my blog, and I feel the Lord leading me to discontinue these posts. I feel that in some cases, some women are beginning to emulate me when they should be looking to God. And in other cases, I feel constantly scrutinized, when I merely want to be a blessing to others. This post is taking far too much out of me, and it’s time for me to take a break from it for this season in my life.
Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom said it best when she decided it was time to put a stop to her two other blogs:
“…as my readership has grown, it has been increasingly difficult for me to find the balance between what I should and shouldn’t share in a public forum. There are many readers from differing beliefs and backgrounds here and most of my posts–no matter the topic–receive scrutiny and criticism. Composing posts has become much more time-consuming as I don’t want to purposefully offend or communicate in a way which is misunderstood.
I’m finding I just do not have the time I once had to carefully construct substantial posts and having our parenting decisions and personal beliefs constantly criticized is wearing me down and stealing my joy. I’d rather just focus on quietly loving the Lord and loving my family.
I’ve also seen a dangerous epidemic taking place in the blogosphere of women seeking to emulate other bloggers they read instead of seeking to follow Christ. It has concerned me to sense a growing number of women looking to me for counsel when instead they should be going to the Lord, their husbands, or wise older women.”
Read her full post HERE.
Following the Lord’s leading, I feel I must do with my Tuesday Testimony post as she did with her two other blogs.
However, this does not mean I am removing the Lord from my blog. He is the reason for everything I do. I will continue to share thoughts, spiritual accountability and Christian friendship with others in the Prayer & Spiritual Support Section on my new Forums. I would love for you to join me there on occasion as we work together to focus on the Lord, and grow in wisdom and love for one another. Thanks to all of you that have made these posts such a blessing for me, and please don’t feel discouraged by this. There is a season for everything. There was a time for teaching, and now it is my time for quietness and learning. I hope to see you in the Prayer & Spiritual Support section!