I can’t make my convictions your convictions. But I can do is tell you what scripture says.
In recent days and even weeks I have been convicted of the posts and ridiculing that I have been a part of on social media. I easily shared a picture of deception without care for facts about what was really occurring and/or why certain things were said. I shared things that were taken out of context that I should have never shared . . .Things that were not true. Things that were hateful. While my heart was in the right place prior to the election, after the election the frustration and rage over riots got the best of me.
But then God moved in my heart.
While I personally believe any student not in class should get a zero for the day, and I believe any teacher or person of authority should be relieved of duty to allow such activity to continue, I also believe this . . . we are at war. Not against the persons they are, but this is a spiritual battle. And no, I am not saying they are evil. My goodness, satan uses Christians every day to bring discouragement and defeat and many of us don’t even realize it. My point is, the only way to defeat what is happening in our states is to stop giving the media our time. To stop sharing the ridiculous posts and false articles that are written just to stir strife and raise anxiety. I guarantee it if the media would stop reporting the riots then the riots would stop. We are feeding the riots.Our media reports one-sides stories of their opinions to keep America in turmoil. Oh I wish I had pursued my dream of being a journalist so I could report facts, even if it was against something that made me look bad.
This morning the Lord gave me a scripture that just confirmed the conviction He put on my heart . . . no sharing of ridiculous media outlets. No hateful words about other parties because whether I agree or not, they are still created by God and for God’s purpose, even if they don’t want to accept it. So know this, when you share something on social media, and I see it, I’m not praying over what you shared, I am praying for you. That God would open your eyes to how what is being shared is adding fuel to the fire, but more importantly what you are doing to the image of God when you share such harshness and untruths.
“For the one who wants to love life and to see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit, and he must turn away from evil and do what is good. He must seek peace and pursue it, BECAUSE the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are open to their request. But the face of the Lord is against those who do what is evil.”