It seems that my blog and Twitter has been getting quite a bit of hate lately.
Maybe it had been getting it before, too. But only recently have I noticed.
People getting angry at me for accidentally posting a similar Labor Day tweet, and a few other folks getting mad at me for content I post, or notes I write on Facebook.
All of this has really begun to show me how much self-control and patience I have: not much.
I come at these folks like a bat out of hell.
Either presenting my case and defending myself like mad,
or come at them from the total wrong heart.
Either way: damage is always done…and I am left feeling worse than I did after I read the hate.
I think this is a normal feeling after such a reaction, though.
I need to extend patience and love to these people…and a lot of times, that means keeping my stupid mouth shut.
I tweeted a verse the other day that slapped me right in the face as all of this was going on:
Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. – Proverbs 17:28
Yikes. Talk about a gut check.
So – all this being said, I am going to be working on keeping my lips closed.
Even a fool can do it. And I didn’t.
Shape me, mold me, Jesus.