If you want to be a great blogger, see your articles from the reader’s view- not yours. Let me explain.
Yesterday a colleague wrote a blog post about a hot topic and then posted a photo which offends. For me as a reader, I felt the image was hurtful and I immediately disassociated with the blogger by unfriending and unfollowing him.
After jumping into the heated discussion and sharing his image of hatred, the blogger’s post was removed by Twitter as offensive. He drew attention to himself for having his content filtered.
This is grieving my heart. I’ve been weeping in the Spirit, with the Holy Spirit, for the last 24 hours.
Posting images of hate divides people, triggers emotions and captures attention- which is usually the intent of journalists.
If you’re blogging please consider how these images are perceived by others. Pulling historical images of racism and hatred doesn’t build up the church.
If you jump into a hot topic as a representative of Christ, then show His love.
I am hurt.
My community of friends are diverse. Never in a million years, on earth or in Heaven, would I post a blog image of racism. I choose unity.
If we truly live on earth as it is in Heaven then we do NOT see each other by the color of our skin. We see men, women, and children made in the image of God.
We see what Jesus sees.
We live on earth as it is in Heaven when we see through the eyes of Christ. Not the eyes of pride, greed, division, or offense. Write your story from that frame of view.
…your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 NIV