There is constant bickering and opinions posted on Facebook. The government and religion/spirituality is the hottest topic of all. I see daily things that I do not agree with. Often there are video’s and messages posted, that if I let them can bring about fear, anger, sadness, or judgmental thoughts.
Recently there is a scripture that has been going around and around in my head. I can’t let it go. I see something that is unsettling, this scripture pops up. I hear bickering, this scripture pops up. I hear complaining, this scripture pops up.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
I now measure everything I spend my time on, by this standard. I understand I am human and I may flub up, but for the most part, I do not want to focus on things that are not good, right, lovely, honorable, or just.
I am well aware that to others, what is honorable and just will have different meaning. But to me, this means I will not look upon the things that bring about discord, disturbance in the spirit, anger, frustration, or fear.
Maybe this means my head is in the sand. I would rather believe it means my head is above, my sight on the one that reigns on high.
I will trust in Him, in HIs word and what I know to be true. I do not have to make sure that everyone agrees with me, or sees things my way. I am okay with the fact that we are all individuals. But, do not be offended if I do not have a sparing match over the issues.
May you be full of Joy as you think on heavenly things, as you think on the one that created you and loves you.