"I am so out of here!" I would proclaim to myself...in a whisper.
Some people thrive on drama and conflict, which undoubtedly causes division, but for me...it honestly makes me want to run the other direction. Some say if you are quiet and do not join in the loud noise that we "quiet types" have no convictions or backbone, but I would like to differ.
For me I have found a good hour of prayer does wonders. I can unleash all my hurts, anguish, and even anger up to the Father, who knows what is going on so much more than I. I attempt to leave all my troubles at His feet.
The world is full of confrontation on every side. Opinions fly about like loose canons and nothing is sacred anymore. We may not agree with many issues but our right to speech allows for some of the most hurtful and slanderous words to be shared for all to see. I do feel we have the right to write and speak about anything, but somewhere tactfulness and respect has gone out the window.
I watched the movie Selma this past week and was so impressed with the way in which change was made. It was not easy but through the most horrendous of conditions, many showed much resolve as they walked quietly and peaceably forward. Mr. King and his supporters prayed fervently and made a way for all of us to be free, no matter what ethnicity.
We should not go backwards...We must rise about the negative noise!
I have always believed any one person can be a strong influence without being a negative Nellie.
Oh yes...that negative, loud person will be heard, but...will it truly bring about the change that is needed? Will it last? Do they have to tear down a person to make a point? If their so called convictions are driving them, then who is convicting their negative behavior?
Who really is in the drivers seat... if you get my drift!
I am sure you are thinking...well that goes against what I believe!!
I am not saying we change our convictions or belief system, I am saying we can still differ...But in love. Sometimes our convictions do change, as our hearts are softened.
Nothing grows on stony ground.
If the government is failing us then we need to vote or write a letter to our congressman. Don't spread vicious propaganda and hateful things across the airwaves, or make fun of people and demean their character. This does not do any good. We only stir up more division and hate.
I read a recent article concerning a certain government official. Facebook was circulating a certain comment that was made by him. I got curious and googled it. I came to find out that this quote was over ten years old and he was misquoted.
So...the vicious cycle begins once more. He is now on the chopping block of the media.
Remember that little song from Vacation Bible School for those of us who remember going.
"Oh be careful little mouth what you say...oh be careful little mouth what you say...for the Father up above is looking down in love, oh be careful little mouth what you say."
We have to live in this world together whether we like it or not. Frankly I am getting a bit tired of retreating to my little corner every time it gets loud. I honestly want to focus on the positives and the pro-active plans to make this world a better place for my children and grandchildren.
Above the negative noise,
But my words were muffled.
I shouted its name night and day!
But Love kept silent,
Then one day I whispered Love's name.
It was then the noise stopped,
And my prayers were heard.
Sunnie Day 2015