I read so much and hear differing opinions on many things – ESPECIALLY since being online for the last 10 months. It’s a strange world. Not being on social media until I was 44 has let me see the internet in a way many may not see it if they’ve been “more social” for 20 years. I wasn’t online because I was afraid because of stuff that happened in my life when I was younger (and that story is found in other places here and I’ll write more as God leads me to write.)
It’s not like I didn’t know HOW to be online. I just wasn’t.
Something I’ve noticed – People just get SO offended and SO very easily!
People (yes, even grown ups) seem to get so offended when others don’t like the same traditions or if others ask the question, “WHY do people do this?” Culture? Bible? Is this going to matter in 50 years?
God made us each different and this is how He chose to create us. He could have done things any way He wanted to and He made us this way. So being different is okay and having different opinions is okay.
It is even okay to TALK about our differences WITHOUT getting offended.
If God decided to make us different ON PURPOSE, then why do we take it upon ourselves to treat others as if what they say does not matter? Why do we huff and puff and “unfriend” people?
Please stop this. It’s what the enemy wants for us. Are we not divided enough without getting offended at the very nature of who we are? We are different and that is a God thing.
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I like you and I like your heart.
Let’s be friends. We have so much in common.
Wait. Did I hear someone say you don’t like cheese?! I can’t EVEN understand why you don’t like cheese! This is a deal breaker. I’ve gotta go.
What?! What just happened here? Please stop!
We get offended over some silly stuff in this life, do we not?
People are interesting and nobody – NOBODY – you meet is going to like every same thing as you do and it’s STILL okay to like them and talk with them (and not talk behind their backs.)
God, please turn us back to You and remind us what this is all really about here because You see the stuff we argue about that does not matter tomorrow. Please heal this place. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
[NOTE: I’m not talking about Jesus differences. Jesus is THE WAY. I know people have other opinions and I will just keep sharing what He’s done in my life. We each have free choice to choose Him or not. In this blog post I’m talking about stuff like cheese and sports and everything ELSE in this life.] #unashamed