I’ve been quiet lately. Well, let me be clear, in the blogging aspect. My husband can confirm that I’m rarely actually quiet. But anyway, sometimes God is speaking to me and I’m still in the learning process of if that means He’s speaking to me or to me to share.
I, uhh, still am unclear, but hey, what’s the harm in sharing? He’s been telling me in light of recent domestic and world events to keep quiet. That my voice does not need to be heard amongst the white noise of reactions. These reactions that we are seeing in the news every day is caused by a lot of baggage and deep hurt and I would not be adding a thing to it besides possibly causing a small ruckus and more division. Certainly not the unity in love thing that God is practically trying to stamp onto my heart.
So, what do we do? Remain silent? Be doormats? Become vigilantes? God keeps giving me the word “serve”. Serve. And trust me, I know a lot is going on, but that doesn’t change our mission or our message.
Lots of people are hurting, divisive, reactionary. When we are too, what is that really adding? Don’t get me wrong, some people may be called to respond to that in a Christ-like manner, able to confront the issues and articulate things from our perspective with unwavering conviction and love. If that’s you, you go! Don’t let me stop you!
But, if you’re like me, you just feel lost and like you don’t quite know what to do or say or where you fit into all of this. To us, I believe God wants us to keep our hearts and minds fixed on Him and our eyes fixed on the world. The closer we draw to Him, the more He allows us glimpses of how He sees the world. And it isn’t partisan. And it isn’t divisive. And it isn’t based on deservedness. We are not, and have never been, called to be the judge of if someone is worthy or not. None of us deserve His mercy and grace, may we never forget that.
My opinions are just that, my opinions. They do not reflect all Christians. So all I can do is keep my eyes open to people who may need something that I can give (a few bucks, words of encouragement, prayer, whatever) and keep my mind focused on God and my mission to bring Him glory. I’m certain He will guide our paths and will sort out all the little details.
A great reminder…