Today is 5-Minute Friday when we write for five minutes on one specific word without listening to those critical voices. We write simply out of that creative spirit deep inside. Join me, Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama, and many other soul filled writers as we link up today for 5-Minute Fridays. Today’s word: Risk
This past week some of us took the risk.
The risk to write about that one subject everyone is continuing to read while covering their ears at the same time, muting the voices telling them that it’s not God’s best and they shouldn’t be reading it and it really is the ugly word – pornography, while paying closer attention to the voice of lies saying that it’s just fiction and they would never get into that lifestyle and she ends up redeemed at the end and it’s not hurting anyone.
The risk was in their response but we took it anyway.
Would our words sound judgmental, harsh, or insincere? Would grace dominant and point our readers back to the One who has a better plan? Would we show that it’s not just about us but the millions of women who are enslaved to sex all over this world?
We took the risk.
And some didn’t like it. Their comments were angry and harsh and said that we were the judgmental ones. Our risk made others mad.
Maybe they don’t like us anymore. Maybe they will slander our name. Maybe they won’t subscribe to our writing anymore or de-friend us on Facebook.
Jesus took the risk. Sometimes the risk is worth it when it gives Truth the opportunity to make its place.
This post comes from a risk that some of us bloggers took this past week – the risk to write about the book Fifty Shades of Grey. There was some backlash from Christians and Non-Christians alike. I encourage you to read through some of the posts and the comments. I especially encourage you to read the comment from a reader named “Redeemed” in this post: Fifty Shades of Grey and a Game Plan. It’s her testimony.