it annoys me that we, as Americans, allow the media to sway us. It annoys me that we listen to what we hear or read instead of thinking for ourselves. Sure it’s much easier just to go with the flow, whichever side of the flow you are on, but really it doesn’t help.
I know it’s probably completely out there to believe that a person can be a Christian and a complete believer in Jesus and saved by His grace, but also wonder why we spend so much time condemning others. Whether this country legalizes gay marriage, abortion, murder, or whatever other thing you can plug in, has no bearing on MY faith and MY relationship with God. I don’t feel the need to be hateful because someone else’s sins (in my eyes). Ultimately God is everyone’s judge and I don’t know what He will take into account when I stand before Him. But I sure hope that Because He knows me that my brain malfunctioning will come into account on my behalf. If I hope that for myself, than don’t I have an obligation to allow that for other people? Like my opinion matters anyway.
Also, if we look closely and pay attention when Christians are seemingly backed into a corner they usually show u big time with their actions. Case in point Chick-fil-A is now number one in fast food brands. What?!?!?!? McDonald’s has held that distinction for too many years to count. It’s a little humorous to me that just a couple years ago there where people trying to throw stones at them and put them out of business. Do you see my point? When Gods people show up and stand together we are not stoppable. Even when we don’t always get along or see everything the same way.
I have been sitting with my Bipolar diagnosis for right at a year. I have learned so many things in this year and I continue to see new things almost daily. I by no means am perfect at this, but I try to remember that people live thru their experiences. Through what they have learned, how they were raised, how they were treated, who loves them, and even if they have ever known what true love is. It’s very hard for people like me that has an amazing family to even try to comprehend how others can do things so differently. I can’t imagine going months/years without seeing my kids by MY choice. I can’t imagine not being able to look at my actions and say, “I was wrong, and I am sorry”. I don’t understand how people are abusive, in any manor, and I don’t understand how people who are abused as adults manage to even be halfway together.
When you start to look form the perspective of complete chaos it becomes a lot easier to understand how maybe things don’t change so easily. I am blessed that I had the background to back up my healing. My meds allow me to act the way I think and to make myself think in different ways. I don’t care what anyone says I’m going to stand up for what I think and what I believe. If the media wants to be negative I can’t stop them. But I can at least in my life try to counteract that. I can learn the facts and I can share them. I can talk about Gods love and grace. After all isn’t that what Jesus died for. And I can be kind and real with those I come in contact with. As I learn more about myself and see myself through a different view I am learning that nothing is as simple as we would often like to make it. But one thing is certain to me. There is way too much negative and not enough positive going around. And the only way to start to change that is to work on finding the positives for ourselves in our daily lives. Be blessed!!