Good morning everyone and happy Friday!! You are probably wondering why I have 2 Star Wars pictures up and writing in between them..I’m glad you asked! I did this because like our heroes from Star Wars, they had a choice; a choice to follow the Dark Side or follow the Light. My choice is not as drastic because I always choose the Light, however, I do have a choice and maybe you all can relate….
See, when I was younger I always kept my opinions to myself. I feel no one cared and I probably didn’t have anything interesting to say anyways. As I got older though and got closer to God, I felt this tugging to say more what was on my heart and mind. Today, however, it always seems to backfire. I am either misunderstood or cause some sort of conflict in the process. (And for the record this is about no one in particular but a more general consensus.) Especially lately I can’t say anything without something going wrong. So, as with all things we should look to the Scriptures for direction, specifically to Jesus Himself.
In Jesus’ time on Earth, He expressed Himself in many different fashions from throwing tables around in anger to basically chewing out the Pharisees to wide expressions of love and finally silence all together. There are some pretty big clues here and unfortunately for me this is going to take some work. I always thought I could just be ONE way in all fashions but as Jesus showed us, there is a time and place for everything. There is a time to be loving in speech, there is a time to be angry in speech, there is a time to be loving in speech, and the hardest one of all there is a time to be silent. In this age we live in that is a tough one for me but just think about it; think about the last few hours and moments of Jesus’ life. We remember much of what He said throughout His ministry but I would argue that the most impactful moments came when He fell silent or said little at all. Sometimes I guess we just have to let the world be the world and let its evil expose itself; it really doesn’t need our help…
We should be vocal about our beliefs, our passions, and what is right; however, maybe taking a lesson from the King of Kings isn’t such a bad idea. If He can be silent while getting tormented and going through suffering that we can’t even imagine, maybe we should sometimes take that same position. Evil will expose itself just fine on its own, its up to us to show love and sometimes that means not saying much at all….
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