Monday, August 30, 2010

A Blog Is Like A Diary Without A Key

When I was little I had a pretty pink diary.  The best part about it - it came with a priceless accessory; a lock and key!  

I'm sure I didn't write anything profound.   I doodled a lot.  My thoughts wandered as I scribbled  dreams on tiny lined paper. Things like so and so was nice to me today, that boy smiled at me, and so forth.  I still felt the need to keep my words all locked up.  For no one to see.  But me.

But now I am all grown up.  I have a blog.  Without a key.  You all have seen inside my soul.  You have read my words and the key has been thrown away.  

Opening up and being vulnerable takes courage.  I am by no means courageous.  I shrivel at the thought of change and vulnerability.  

I'm learning to let that go.  If I constantly shy away from the world and what the Lord is speaking to me about through His Word, what good is that?  

If I can help just one other person learn to respect their husband a little more, it is worth it.

If through my words, (HIS WORDS), from the heart, shine Christ in this dark world, it is worth it.

If a tired mommy gains just a little bit of  strength and encouragement when she feels like she can't go on much more, it is worth it.

What have you been hiding under lock and key for all these years?  Is the Lord asking you to be vulnerable?  To be raw and open before your sisters in the Lord?  What is the cost?  What is the reward?  Is it worth it? 

 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.  
2 Corinthians 1:3-5



  1. Great post! :) And I used to have on of those diaries too!

  2. Thank you for posting this my friend. I have spent too many years keeping things under "lock and key", worrying about sharing openly with other people "for fear of what they might think", etc. Recently, the Lord has been encouraging me to be bold and not worry about what others think so long as I'm speaking and doing things pleasing to Him.

  3. You ARE that encouragement, my friend! You are blessed by God's hand to share your heart...your open diary.

    Thank you for that!


  4. You said exactly what my heart wants to say! I have been trying to diagnose the "problem". And you diagnosed it. Thanks for sharing.
    IN HIM,

  5. So true! Great post! I think most of us are afraid of "What will they think?" and don't want to be rejected. About a year and a half ago, I laid it all out and was so thankful I did. I got more support and encouragement than I ever thought possible. I had people tell me that they were suffering with the same thing. Thank you for sharing your heart!

  6. As a child I kept a diary as well. Now that I am older, I find that we experience true freedom when we allow light to be exposed on our darkest, deepest thoughts.

    Great post!

  7. Thank You for sharing such a great post and verse. Blessings my friend,

  8. I still write privately. I have a blog that is not open to the public it is open to who I invite and that list is getting longer each week. When blogging it is so hard to remember that others are reading your words, your heart, and sharing your your struggles with you. God has slowly moved me into a more relaxed way of thinking and not to be as 'private' with my words. thank you for this challenge.

  9. You have definitely been an encouragement to me in more ways then one. Thank you for being so transparent and willing to share what God has to say through you.


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