Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Don't Get It Twisted

I think some people don't understand me, or this blog. You might be surprised the types of emails and comments that I get in regards to this little area of the web.

Some people think I'm too preachy. Some think I'm not preachy enough. People challenge my theology and intentions. Its quite interesting to hear what some think about this little ol' blog.

Here's the deal- I'm setting the record straight today. From this point forward, those who have a misunderstanding about this blog, or what it exists to do, will no longer have to wonder. I'm going to put it in plain English.

This blog exists to encourage people to reflect on thier own life in a positive way that draws them closer to God.

There. I said it. This isn't a blog about hermeneutics or eschatology. Its not about a discourse on the original Greek translation of the New Testament. We're not about deep theology here, we're about simple truths that will hopefully challenge you, that's right YOU to a desire for a deeper understanding of the God of the Bible.

In a world full of death, destruction and despair, this blog should be a place of encouragment and victory that gives you something positive to reflect on for the day.

I'm not trying to ram it down your gullet here. I'm trying to give a taste, so that you may be so inclined to discover a bit further.

What's the nugget from the blog today? Know what you're trying to accomplish and what you're about. Too many people lose sight of what their main focus is, and try to be all things to all people, and in the process, lose sight of what they are truly about. Example- they still aren't serving steak and lobster at McDonalds. That's not what Mickey D's is about.

Do you know what you're about? Do you know your focus? Don't allow other people to come into your life that try to re-align the focus that you know that God has given you. He has influenced each and every one of us in a way that is orchestrating His will on this planet. When we lose sight of that, we become a person that wants to be all things to all people, and quite frankly, you just can't do it.

Keep your focus today. Don't worry if you're not pleasing everyone in the process. If you're doing what God called you to do, He's proud of you, and that's all that really matters anyways.



  1. Thank you for sharing this blog. I'm glad that there are men of faith like you who strive to bring people closer to God each day.

    You do you, cause I like you!

  2. I've been wondering when this blog would appear. Pastor Matt I'm sure, by now, you've received a fair share of criticisms. One need only read other blogs from almost anywhere to realize that the battle for civility is all but lost. But not this blog - that's why I like it. It's a little hidden pond of tranquility within a huge sea of brutality! Thanks for not giving up - thanks for always challenging me to be a better Christian.

  3. The last two paragraphs are my favorite! :) Thanks Pastor Matt!