Recently I canceled out of a group of writers because I felt that the group was not good for me at this point in my life. I had a real problem with someone that was not on the up and up and so this person was too critical about other writers work. This person has not written anything to mention, but critiqued others with negative comments, so I left after I reported this person to the group Moderator. I will not mention the name of the group because it would be unethical to bad mouth anyone just to get points. I do not want or need points, but I do want to make people aware that we need to stand firm against what is perceived to be not in the best interest of not only for ourselves, but for the good of the whole world collectively.
When you look at worldly events, one could certainly see that there is a separation between the wheat and the tare, which is based on a person choosing sides to whom they want to serve in Eternity. As a writer of spiritual themes, I have been challenged by disbelievers, which I do not have a problem being challenged by disbelievers because it allows us to be stretched as well as challenged to communicate with them more effectively. No, what I am referring to are the loud mouth progressives that are bent in disrupting, being mean spirited, and causing discord among people. We cannot continue to have people tear down each other when we need to work together in order for America to heal and rise up out of the ashes of contention.
I named this blog posting “Standing Firm” because “we have to know when to bend and when to fold” so we can move on to greater pastures, otherwise, these people can drain us of our precious energy. We have to be well grounded in today’s society full of scoffers and the people that want to rob us of our peace by activating contention so that they can be heard.
Standing Firm means that standing by what we believe and not letting anyone rock us from our foundation through Christ. We can pray for them and we can hope that some day they will receive enlightenment and that they will stop their abrasive behavior. I must caution you, DO NOT WAIT FOR THEM TO GET ENLIGHTENED – MOVE FORWARD DESPITE WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY DO!
It is not our job to convince them of their wrong doing. However, it is our job to stand firm on what we know to be true! It is God’s job to work on their heart NOT OURS! Our job is to set an example by standing for what is righteous and right in the eyes of the Lord, so that we can receive His favorable empowerment to aid us in a fallen world of disbelievers and scoffers. If you are not around people that edify and support each other, it is a good idea to go your way and find people that will edify each other in healthy ways. Life is too short for un-necessary conflict.
There are people that no matter what you do or say will have to be right, yet they will challenges us so they can be right. “Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy” because you cannot have both. It is part of the polarities of life. The Secular Progressives or Far Left Liberals, for instance, are people that we cannot reason very well with, because their agenda is so much more different that ours. Our agenda should be to love one another “as I have first loved you”, sayeth the Lord. We need to also find peaceful solutions to complex social problems. What comes to mind is agreeing that we can disagree. It is not easy being a Christian because we do not get to be right however, we do get to be happy!
I believe in the ripple affect and that whatever we put out to the Universe causes a ripple affect. If there is a lot of negativity spewing out into the Universe, the Universe produces negativity that comes from man’s heart and his ability to cause disharmony. Just imagine what ripple affect we can cause with learning to agree that we can disagree without the negative charge that is associated to karma?
Who knows if destiny will bring them back into your life at a more suitable time. It is imperative to arm ourselves with love so that we can combat the evils of today. “Perfect love covers all sins” and “Perfect love cast out fear”. We should be using our energy to build up the Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth without submitting to anyone that is begrudged by life.“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything”.Malcolm X
STAND FIRM- BE ENLIGHTENED WITH LOVE, because the world needs you to be enlightened when most of the world is blinded by hatred and bitterness! STAND FIRM WITH THOSE WHO ARE LIKE MINDED!
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Terrance W. Norton Humanitarian Mentor/Orator/Writer