I've been thinking. Life is better when you focus on the positive. It's obvious really, and very simply. Yet too often as humans we seem to focus on what is wrong with everything. Look at the newspaper. Any positive news is rarely on the front page, if in the paper at all.
As a person I want to be defined by what I love, not by what I hate. I want to be defined what I am, not by what I am not. Think of the Pro-Family movement for example. To make their message palatable they need to appear to be "pro" something. When in reality they are anti-gay. Or 'ex-gays'. Have they not considered the absurdity of that? They don't define themselves as straight, but rather 'not gay'. It's crazy! What they need to be doing is asking themselves, with honesty, what Christ would be doing if He were on earth (in person) again. The last thing He would do would be to politically work to rob people of their rights and tell people that they must 'change' to be a part of His kingdom!
The day I realised that who I am is not someone I should hate, or who God hates, was the day I began walking towards freedom.
What the world really needs is honesty. We all need to be honest about who we are and how we feel. But again, in saying that, we must focus on the good. It is way too easy to start complaining about all that is wrong. Why not see instead how far we have come? Why not instead see the inevitability of justice? See all the hearts that have changed and continue to?
We must not be distracted by those who oppose us. You can only reach a goal if you keep your eyes and heart focused on it, not on all that is in your way.
A great resource: Whosoever.org
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