I was surprised this morning when I woke up and saw that nearly 10 people had “unliked” my page. In the history of my Facebook page, this has never happened. It may not seem like a huge deal, but when my numbers have continually gone up for months and months, it was quite the shock.
My initial response was, “ouch!”
My 2nd response was to feel offended.
But my last response was to say, “My identity is in Christ. I don’t need everyone in the world to love me. I know who loves me, and His love is sufficient for me.”
I had a large influx of “likes” last week due to some recipes being shared on other blogger’s pages, and I believe they came to my page intending to find only food-related info. I try to be as honest and up front on my page as I can, so people don’t feel I am misrepresenting myself–sharing food recipes, but preaching faith. I let readers know that my blog is about “faith, family and clean food.”
To be honest, I hesitated to share my Prayer Warrior Monday post today because I felt such a sting from the exodus of people.
But I can’t hide who I am. I hope I never come across as judgmental, preachy or as a hypocrite. I truly just love God and want everyone around me to feel His joy, regardless of their journey. And I want to help people on their journey to eat a cleaner diet. Whether you are a Jesus follower or not, I still want to pray for you. Even if you don’t believe in God, even if you hate God, I still care about you. And I hope that you feel the same way. My view on “religion” comes down to two things:
Love God, Love People.
That’s it. Everything I share on my blog I do from a heart that loves God and loves people.
So, I hope you stick around. I hope that my worldview and opinions don’t steer you away from my blog. I hope my recipes, honest posts about my life and a feeling of acceptance on my blog keeps you reading and dialoguing with me.