A few weeks ago I posted a ‘Video of the Day’ and it was of a guy named Tim singing ‘Everlasting God’. In a moment that I found kind of humurous and worthy of sharing with you what I didn’t think about was how it might impact Tim, personally. I recieved a ‘comment’ on the post from Tim today and it actually broke my heart and put me in check.
This is a piece of what Tim wrote:
That video originally was made for my audition to the praise band at my church. It was hard enough to not get chosen to fulfill my life’s ambition of singing and using my gift to bless others , but to have people I don’t even know mock and joke about my ability is something else.
I really felt pretty bad as I read this note from him and I immediately deleted the blog post and wrote Tim the following email:
My name is Brian and I just need to offer you a sincere apology. As I saw your comment on my blog today it really was a reality check. I, obviously, don’t know you and you don’t know me; and I apologize for taking liberties, at your expense, to make an already difficult situation even harder for you. This is not what the Kingdom should look like at all and for that I am sorry my brother!
I just want you to know that I will be removing that post and making a public apology, on my blog, regarding the post.
Hopefully, you can offer me forgiveness and know that I never fully thought through the way it could impact you, personally.
Blessings to you Tim,
This is one of those learning experiences for me that will remind me to THINK BEFORE I POST! I felt compelled to make a public apology to Tim and I do hope he can extend grace to me in my poor decision to post. Let this be a reminder to those of us who follow Jesus and have blogs…THINK BEFORE YOU POST. Let’s build each other up and not tear each other down. The Kingdom of God will be better if we run with that heart!