And how can you know if you're following the right one?
Often times when I am writing an article, or even talking to people, I tend to forget that they don't have the same knowledge, wisdom, experience, and mindset that I have. I suppose I assume that they will understand without me having to go into great detail. And, then there are times when I over-explain things because I don't feel like I am being completely understood. I suppose it's natural to be this way...at least I hope it is, lol.
When I'm in the shower my mind tends to focus on The Lord as that's a time when everything is quiet and there are no interruptions. At least that's how it is for me. It may be different for you. Anyway, today as I was praying in the shower, I saw how I may be assuming that those who read my articles are of the same mindset as I am. I will try and explain what I mean by this.
As you may know, I'm a Christian. I've been a Christian for over 40 years and have 20 plus years of experience working in the ministry. I'm not bragging, I'm just saying my life experiences may be a little bit different from yours. And that's where my assumptions come in. I know not everyone reading my articles have the same amount of faith as I have; some have more, some have less. The Bible even tells us that God gives each of us a measure of faith (Romans 12:3). Yet, as I am writing my articles, I am writing from a Christian view point. I often times assume that the reader knows (and understands) where I am coming from in my writings.
Romans 12:3, For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. (KJV)
In the last couple of articles I've written, I've tried to convey the importance of realizing the need to be prepared and to take action. It may appear to some that I was trying to motivate people with fear. That was not my intent. Giving a warning and trying to instill fear are two different things. I merely feel the need to warn others that there may be things happening that we need to be prepared for. I don't want to scare people into anything. Again, that was/is not my intention. It is my desire that people be made aware of the warnings and heed to them; not that they respond with an unhealthy fear.
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