I stay out of politcal and incredibly controversial topics as much as possible. Today, my social media newsfeed is filled with fighting over a certain athletic company, whether to vote yes or no regarding a school district decision, and as always, something with our current president.
Although I don’t claim to know much about things like this, here’s what I do know and what I want to share:
- Everyone has a difference of opinions regarding what they do and don’t stand for. Regardless of what you or I believe, we need to accept that what someone else believes is very real to them, and if your purpose is to bring someone over to your belief system, then surely you understand badmouthing, name calling, and even becoming physical will never accomplish that. If your goal is NOT to convince people to change their beliefs, then what is your purpose with this fight?
- We are stronger together, so of course the enemy is going to come in and divide in any and all ways possible. That can come in the form of government and politics, money, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation beliefs, and that’s just to name a few. Why are you letting the enemy win in this? STRONGER TOGETHER
What in the world is this arguing and yelling and destroying and (hateful) protesting and name calling actually accomplishing? Who in the world is this actually benefitting?
The first commandment is to love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind and the second is to love your neighbor just as you love yourself (Matt. 22:37-39). Friends, I think many of you have lost focus of that scripture, and some have forgotten “your neighbors” include everyone. Scripture doesn’t say to love your neighbors only if they agree with you. It also doesn’t mean you have to agree with them. We are called to share the gospel with others, but we were never called to force people to believe the words we’re sharing. That’s God’s job. Do you really think anyone is hearing the gospel through yelling and words filled with anything but love?
Let’s stop, regroup, and remember what our pupose is while we’re here on earth.
Maybe instead of boycotting companies, some might benefit from boycotting social media for a bit. I hate seeing all the hate coming from those I love.