“A fool has no delight in understanding, but in expressing his own heart.”
I love having my own blog, it’s a great outlet! While writing, I can take this complex mix of Truth, emotion and opinion and make it materialize into something that just might help others. That’s a great feeling! Since I do this all for free, and I don’t have to worry about this blog paying the bills (I have a regular 40 hour job), it leaves me in a place where I can call things as I see them without fear of financial backlash.
This is a good thing, in that some things need to be said (no, I don’t regret what I’ve written about the Elijah List). For too long, we have avoided asking the questions that need to be asked and confronting the issues that need to be addressed.
But this can be a bad thing if I tarnish these messages with my flesh. I know that, if my motive is not based out of a love for the hearer/reader, any truthfulness and transparency (although seriously needed in this hour) can hinder His Work in the heart. And my heart is just like all of yours:
“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?”
“He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever walks wisely will be delivered.”
One Thing I Ask
For the coming year, I ask one thing. Please pray that everything I write will be birthed out of a love for people, yet have it’s source in the Word of God. If I write, I want it to be untainted by the fear of man, but at the same time, unspotted by my flesh.
I love honesty and transparency . . . it is SO missing from the Body of Christ today, but if my honesty and transparency becomes just a glorification of my opinion, I just wasted everyone’s time.Kevin Kleint
Originally written November 18, 2012