Is it REALLY Random?

Random.

This is a word defined asmade, done, happening, or chosen without method or conscious decision.” 

Notice that last part… without… conscious decision.

Not long ago someone added me to a group on Facebook that had something to do with randomly doing nice things. I didn’t get the point of the page at first. After a few days I noticed it was people doing seemingly random things for others. Nice things, helpful things and sometimes simple things. Some people seemed to post almost daily and it just didn’t seem random to me.

But something was really rubbing me the wrong way about this group, so I removed myself and set it so I couldn’t be added back. I still see posts regarding it because several friends are in it (Please,  no offense friends! This is just my personal take & convictions on this type of group!) and every time I see something, it bugs me again. I get that we live in pretty darn ugly times and sometimes, it’s just nice to know that there are still good people out there. I do. I really do. However, the following verse kept coming to mind…

” In the same way, the good deeds of some people are obvious. And the good deeds done in secret will someday come to light. ”
1 Timothy 5:25

Admittedly, sometimes when something happens and I do something nice for someone, I will share it. But I just don’t feel right making it known in a public Facebook group of hundreds of people. As long as the Lord knows – and He does – I’m okay. I don’t need to share with people or have events to raise awareness of my good-deed doing. His Word tells me that any good deeds I do will come to light, so I don’t need to worry about any of it. Maybe using this type of group to get help for a family with a big need, or to raise awareness about a fundraiser for an important cause, but…

In my heart, it felt like bragging. I just can’t be a part of it. I’m by no stretch of anyone’s imagination perfect, but I don’t want to brag in that way. Brag about my kids – oh all day long and then some. But things that I do for others are between me, them and the Lord. And I wanna keep it that way.

About Alicia

Alicia is a Jesus loving, homeschooling, mini-van driving, food loving, gluten-free-cuz-I-have-to-be, fun loving, choir mamaing, bike riding, So Cal born and raised solo mama to 2 amazing kiddos with 3 cats, a ginormous dog and the 2 cutest nieces ever! She had a deep passion for cooking and baking that left with her Celiac disease diagnosis in 2013, but has now returned as she experiments with and tests recipes to make them delicious and enjoyable even without the gluten! You can find all sorts of random thoughts, ideas and whatever else pops into her completely random mind right here at Big Black Trash Bag!
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