I scrap a lot of posts…
There’s no telling how many times I get to 200 words and hit delete. (Maybe I should start a file of my “Almost got posted” words.)
Here are a few reasons I scrap posts:
- I’m thinking too negatively about a subject.
- It’s just a really silly topic.
- I’m simply spewing unprocessed emotions.
I started this blog to put into writing the everyday happenings and thoughts of my 25 year old self.
Of course, my mind always wanders back to you, my reader, because I want these posts to be a source of encouragement to you as well.
Years ago, a friend of mine jokingly said she processes everything through her Jesus filter.
I know she was joking, but I seriously do process everything through that filter.
What would Jesus say?
What would Jesus post on Facebook?
A lot of heartache would be avoided if we’d only think before speaking (or posting). In fact, just today I said the right thing in the wrong way.
Did you catch that?
It was the right thing to say, but I said it the wrong way, so I ended up needing to apologize to a good friend of mine for not being sensitive to her situation.
Words are powerful.
Everything you and I say is either building someone up or tearing someone down.
There is a time and place to share unfiltered words and thoughts–and it’s not on blogs or on Facebook or to any random stranger you meet.
For this reason, self-control is just as much about knowing when to speak as it is about watching what you say.