Hi you guys,
Do you Know that at Times I Write Best in Letter Form? Perhaps I shouldn't be starting a Post out this way, yet this is how so many of my Posts begin. I Start Writing to Individuals and then later Change what I have Written into a Post. My Previous Post was about God's Guidance, yet quite Often God Guides me through my Interaction with others, so in a since, you could say that I am guided, at least in part, by you guys, my Commenters. That is not to say that if you tell me or suggest that I write about a certain thing that I will do so, yet if you say just the Right Thing to me, you will likely Inspire me.
This Post is, at least in Part, a response to the two Last Commenters who Wrote below my Previous Post, as of the Date and Time in which this Post was Posted. Among other Things, Z-man has Expressed that he has become Tired of his own Blog because he is not only Disagreed with, but also Misinterpreted because his Style is to "Think Out Loud". From that, I was inspired to write about how so many People are quite set in their own Way of Thinking and are not Persuadable.
I just don't have the Interest in Arguments that Lead no where any more. I just don't and though I really do not want to Abandon the Original Audience that used to Follow my Blog, my Interest in Arguing has Changed and I want to Figure out a Way to Draw an Audience that is Truly interested in what I have to say.
This got me Talking all about the Question of who my Target Audience should be if I choose again to Blog, which I will get into in just a Minute.
Aside from this, Z also brought to my mind a couple of other interesting Questions in relation to what should be our Approach to Blogging. The first of which is "Should we really 'Think Out Loud' on our Blogs, or should we do that with a Pen Pal and then write something on our Blogs that is a little more Polished?" I have Struggled with this Question quite a lot myself and am not sure if I know the Answer.
Another Question that I have been Asking is whether or not I should Still Blog about Politics and as I was responding to Z-man, I got thinking about how so many People, just as I mentioned above, are quite set in their own Way of Thinking and are not Persuadable and you see, here is the thing.... There are such a large Number of Obama Supporters on the Web that are not Persuadable that I'm feeling led away from discussing it. To those who do not Agree, it just sounds like Obama Bashing and that's not what I want my Blog to be. Perhaps there will come a time in which the Political Harvest will be more Ripe for Reaping, yet I do not feel that now is that time.
The other person that has recently Commented in the Below Post is Satyavati. From her, I have felt Inspired to Think and Write about another Question relating to "Feeling Led", or more precisely, the Idea of just Waiting for God's Voice or Well, more Actively Pursuing the Answers to the Questions that are in my Mind. This is what Led me to the Title of this Post in that God Guides through "Rational Thought" and not just the Act of Waiting for Him to Answer.
In the End, I know that it will be, at least in part you, the Commenters, who are going to help me to Find the Answers to what it is that I should be Blogging about. I've never felt that God Communicates that Often in a Crystal Clear way within a total Vacuum of our own Thoughts and the Thoughts of others. I've always felt that we find our Answers, at least in Part, through the Information that we Acquire from our interaction with those who we Communicate with and this is why God's Voice is so Rarely ever Immediate.
The Impatient do not make very good Christians because God has a Tendency to Take His Time. When He does Speak, it can be quite clear what He is saying, yet this Clarity is often quite Long in Coming and that is just the Way it is at times.
Here is my Dilemma...
A lot of Christians do not Understand the Intellectual. They are able to Accept Things just based on Faith and will often present as their Argument, nothing more then "Well, because the Bible Says so". This is not enough for some people.
There are actually times in which I feel like a Half Breed, for if I take an Intellectual, Thinking, sort of Approach to my Interactions with Non-Christians, there are Actually quite a lot of Christians who will tell me that I am Wasting my Time, yet if I take the Approach of just Talking about the Scriptures, though this will Draw more Christians to my blog, I also know for a Fact that I will lose a good part of my Non-Christian Audience.
It is really Hard to reach both Audiences at Once and, In fact, very Possibly, it is not even Possible. So the Question that I have to Answer is "Do I want to Lose a good Portion of my Non-Christian Audience, or a Portion of my Christian Audience?" and in Truth, I am leaning towards the Later, instead of the Former.
Yeh, here I go "Thinking Out Loud" again and in all reality, sometimes the more Polished is a long time in Coming, just as also is God's Guidance. I have problems with the Idea that is pushed by some Christians, which is "Don't Think About it, just Pray and Wait for God's Guidance." What I am trying to Illustrate in this Post, however, is how aside
from just the Waiting on God for the Answers, there is also a Thought
Process that goes on that will lead to our eventual Conclusions and
God's Guidance will come in the Midst of that Process.