It seems like everyone is trying to sell you something these days. Each morning when I open my inbox there are several emails telling me what I need to purchase or buy into.
Have you noticed that too? With all of today’s social media you can really get inundated with information. Whether you are in the work place or have the wonderful opportunity of being home with your children, you seem to get it from everywhere. Even some of my favourite blogs have gone from being a place to visit with a friend to a commercial either selling their products or those of their friends.
Recently I have stopped following several blogs and people on either Facebook or Instagram because it was so disappointing seeing these beautiful women marketing their gifts and talents in shameless promotion or what seemed like false modesty.
It just breaks my heart, mostly because I was caught in that trap years ago. I took the webinars and listened to the podcasts of how to market the gifts and talents that God gave you so that you can become a rich stay at home Mom.
You know what, it didn’t happen. I spent so much time fighting against God trying to convince Him that He needed to bless all these things that I was doing because I deserved to make money because I was doing all this for His glory.
Let me clarify something: I am not judging the writers of the blogs that I left. I do not know their hearts, what they choose to post on their blogs and write on Facebook is something that is between God and them. I used discernment and if I felt uncomfortable visiting their blog I choose to leave.
I have the privilege of choosing what I put into my heart and mind. As I edited my blog RSS feed it was like saying good-bye to friends. But I know that a cleaning of my heart and mind is needed. This is my new journey.
I want to apologize to anyone who may have visited my blog in the past and you felt like you were visiting a commercial; and I want to thank you for visiting my blog today. Like myself you have the choice to choose what you are putting into your heart and mind. I thank you for stopping by to spend this time with me. I hope that you come again and that this becomes a place where we can visit.
Have a beautiful day!
Carolyn's experience as a missionary, pastor's wife, national award winning author & speaker all unite to encourage, empower and equip women of all ages to delve into scripture to discover it's truth in our lives today.
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