Uncompromising-showing an unwillingness to make concessions to others, especially by changing one’s ways or opinions
I haven’t been blogging long I definitely don’t consider myself an expert. I just want to be a moral compass that is being drowned out in the Instagram society that we live in today. I had a blog post all ready to go but I hesitated about posting it. It was controversial and I had concerns about how it would be perceived. I asked my husband and he agreed. I may not get the response that I was looking for. So I decided not to post it right now.
I questioned myself though. Sometimes when you have an opinion that’s not with the majority people may not like it. I’m not taking my thoughts and imposing them on anyone. I didn’t make the standard, God did. If I want to continue to be a person that helps people grow, I have to be uncompromising in my beliefs. Easier said than done though. I don’t want to alienate my readers. I don’t want to make anyone feel bad or condemn them. I also have to draw the line in caring what people think. It is a delicate balance. I heard no matter what you do, you will always get 10% of people who don’t agree.
It’s bigger than the post though. It’s hard to have an opinion that in conflict with the world. People start calling you a prude and all kinds of stuff. You start to be left out of things. I know I walk the line between advice giving and being judgmental, at least it is perceived that way. In real life I don’t really care what people do. You have to live with choices you made not me. I’m probably not doing a good job of conveying that though. Which is why when my friend asked me advice I told her what the word says, flee from temptation. However when our other friend told her to do the opposite I walked back a little of what I said. Why? I guess I still wanted to be a part of the group. I didn’t want to be seen as this uber conservative person because I’m not. I just want people to use better judgement when they make decisions and think of the consequences before they do things not after.
It’s scary to be the minority opinion all the time. If your thought process has been in constant difference to the people around you do you need to hang out with different people? Some people would say probably. I think diversity is good though. We all shouldn’t look at the world the same way. We also should be open to different points of view. I am not always right. I don’t always take my own advice or receptive to others people’s advice. I’m trying though.
I’m trying to be 100% Authentic on this blog though and in life. Which is difficult, because its risky. I will continue to do my best and take other opinions into consideration but not too much.
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I went through this recently and God revealed to me that I was so focused on being “liked” that my words and my faith were no longer being respected. That put a lot of things in perspective for me. Authenticity is definitely risky but I believe that when it is rooted in God, the reward is greater than the risk.
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That makes a lot of sense. I never thought about it that way before. You are absolutely right, the reward is worth the risk.
I definitely agree with this statement! When I first started blogging, I was afraid to take risks with my posts, but I prayed about it, seeking His guidance. What you see on my blog, is what you’ll get from me in real life… if that makes sense.
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