Words. They can bring life or death. I recognize that I have put myself in a place of being a vocal representative of Jesus Christ. I do not take that responsibility lightly anymore. I used to be a major Facebook ranter. I got into a ton of debates—for my glory. & then an hour later, I’d post a Bible verse. I could be so hateful and judgmental one minute and docile and loving the next. Okay, that can still be the case—hello, I am an imperfect major sinner—but now I work hard to not cause division but promote unity. I don’t post my every thought. I have a personal rule to not post something that promotes negativity or debate. I try to make myself remember most people say and act from the best intentions of their own experience. Perception is reality, but I must be aware that my reality may not be yours. It is not easy to have restraint. In fact, I cannot do it alone. I am only successful by the power of the Holy Spirit. I will mess up, but I’ll also do my best to represent Jesus well to the people who haven’t found Him yet. I don’t want to hurt His reputation. I know how amazing and necessary He is. I don’t want to hinder anyone on their journey to Him. And side note, I know I’m not that powerful. I’m not God, but I want to live worthy of His call and not miss the opportunities He gives me to work along side Him and love His people. Glory to God!