Frustration and the Reality of Dealing with Discouragment

by Mike Ratliff

30 Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:30-32 (NASB)

I do all of my blogging on I have been on WordPress since 2006. Over the last few months I have been getting hints that they were changing things. The first was when they changed the default editor to a “Block Editor” which I absolutely hate and refuse to use. I found a way to get the old editor to work and that is what I am typing on right now. However, today WordPress changed the entire background admin interface. I can no longer “work” with my posts the way I have done for the past 14-15 years. I found myself becoming very frustrated and angry. I put together tonight’s post in pieces and got it out there then edited it several times as I became more and more familiar with “where things are” in the “NEW” system.

In any case, I hope it is readable and as I compared my attitude and how I reacted to all this with my last several posts I did some praying and repenting. As I did this I asked myself where that “geek” was that can solve just about any computer issue (just kidding). I then put on that “hat” I use at work to solve problems and found that about 80-90% of what I had got used to in the old system was still available. It was just in different areas, etc. I just had to change how I did some things to get things done. God is good. I rejoiced as I went through this and now I pray that I can use this new interface to continue to write for God’s glory alone and to provide His message to the suffering Church.

Soli Deo Gloria!

5 thoughts on “Frustration and the Reality of Dealing with Discouragment

  1. I tried to use it to write this post, which is very short and I just gave up after about 15 minutes. I have a link to the old editor. The link creates a new post and starts the old editor. with all the old menus, etc. I heard from another WP user that WP may be looking to charge money to allow us to use the old editor…


  2. I share your pain. Though when I post from my iPad, classic editor is an easy option. Frustrated that one can not change individual word text sizes. And if I reblog the quote marks are terrible on the first line, over wrapping the text. You would think with this many uses and fees we pay, it would be better.

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  3. Good Luck everyone, Glad I am not a paying member or trying to write articles. I have this account open just so I can comment once in awhile. Encouragement to you all….because I receive so much encouragement through these articles and comments. God Bless!

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