A couple of weeks ago I received a message in my inbox with a request to “unsubscribe”. It was politely worded and simply requested removal from my list. I took care of it immediately and sent an email to the person thanking them for letting me know and advising them it was done.
It got me thinking about a few things.
I was genuinely glad the person contacted me because I do not wish to be intrusive.
I pondered how many of my group on the email list would like to be “unsubscribed” but were afraid of hurting my feelings.
I thought about the things in my life that I probably need to “unsubscribe”.
I indulged in some quiet time to think about that word – UNSUBSCRIBE
Some messages the word conveyed to me:
Thanks but I don’t have time for this.
I don’t like the content of this.
I already have access to this type of information in my life.
I don’t think we are a match in interest.
There are probably dozens more but that’s where I landed.
So a couple of things …
A group of people receive a direct email link to our site. Many thanks to those of you who have read the blogs and stories; commented on the posts; and passed them on to others.
In the future I will not be doing direct emails with the link unless you specifically request that by sending me a request at firstname.lastname@example.org and no hard feelings if you don’t.
It would be awesome if you simply want to check in with our site at www.yashmeajourney.com Just look around for whatever you like – there are blogs which explore some thoughts about God’s Word and our world, there are short stories and we recently added a “verses” tab if you just want a quick bite of the Word to keep you going.
And it is also perfectly fine to “unsubscribe” and leave us. The Lord willing, we will be here for a while - if you want to wander back in – the door is always open.
That brings me to the last of today’s blog … the idea of the “unsubscribe” and God.
Sometimes we push that button without even a conscious thought …
Pause … before hitting the delete on Bible reading, before assigning that still small voice to a file folder out of sight, before running off into the day and “praying on the fly” …
A moment to remember:
GOD NEVER HITS THE “UNSUBSCRIBE” TO US.
By the blood of Jesus and the presence of the Holy Spirit – our Heavenly Father is subscribed at all times.
Deuteronomy 31:6 – Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.