With every post I publish, there are two fears that I must first defeat: Being called a fool, and mishandling Scripture. Many Christians publicly display their weaknesses and vulnerabilities on a variety of platforms. We share our testimonies as an offering of proof that Jesus Christ is the only Savior, Healer, Comforter, Teacher, and Lord. I absolutely love writing to encourage others in their walk with God, but if I may be candid, I must admit that it scares me.
As a relatively new Candid Gal and blogger, I find myself obsessed with and validated by the numbers, such as shares, tweets, likes, and comments; however, as a reader, I rarely do any of these things. A post may be so encouraging that I want to stand up and applaud. Others are so true that it’s all I can do to contain a silent tear or a burst of laughter. Many times, I don’t truly comprehend the impact of a post until days, weeks, or even months later. By then, all that I remember is “I read somewhere that…”, yet the writer’s wisdom comes back to me in perfect timing. Even though I seldom publicly react to a post, every writer on Candidly Christian has impacted my life and my walk with God in ways that you will never know.