I used to be very wrapped up in the things of this world — especially politics. Back then, I thought of myself as a “Conservative.” Later, as I started to learn more about what that means, I came to think of myself as a “Classic Liberal.” I started blogging so I could ‘share’ my opinions with others, but I was really just looking to get recognition for running my mouth. I started on a local news paper forum. That lead to me being invited to participate on a friend’s political blog, both as a guest contributor and editor. From there, I started two blogs of my own, The Road to Concord and The OYL. Back then, I believed I was doing something useful, but today, I know I was just servicing my ego. I really wasn’t doing any good at all. In fact, I was just making things worse.
When I first started blogging, I did so mostly because I thought people needed to be ‘educated,’ and I was presumptuous enough to believe I was the one who needed to ‘educate’ them. Blogging gave me the voice I needed to do this ‘educating.” At the time, I did not see how wrong I was. Not only was I wrong about the things I believed, but I was wrong in the way I was trying to convince others to agree with me. I was proud, arrogant and — frankly — an ugly person. Worse, I reveled in it all. Had I stayed that course, I am convinced it would have cost me my soul, but no more! Thankfully, the Lord saved me from myself. Now, nothing I do is about me. Now I blog to build others up by sharing what the Lord has revealed to me.
It started about five years ago, when the Lo