Monday, May 11, 2015

When Passionate Peggys Make You Feel Like Bud The Dud




My good friend, Anne, a police officer, wrote a passionate blog post in honor of National Police Week

I read it today (here) and admired Anne, again, for her bravery. You've gotta have courage to stand against today's crowd, but there comes a time when you must speak lest you disobey God's nudging or lest your head explode.

Again, it's an impassioned piece and I hope you'll read it. Anne's perspective is an insider's informed one and doesn't resemble the status quo social-media-wise. 

Anyway. 

When I read passionate blog posts like Anne's about all sorts of other subjects, my head tends to droop mighty close to my keyboard. I've been known to mind-whine this stuff: "Gracious! I used to be quite the little Christian renegade trouble-stirrer. Where did that Debra go? Compared to this (fired-up) blogger, my posts sound like essays written by high school sophomores raised in a peaceful La La Land."

Of course, that's when the Holy Spirit lifts my head and lectures reminds me that:

My calling is unique. All callings are.
Whenever I compare myself to others, I'm being moronic. **
Satan loves to make us feel small. Unnecessary.
Strength is shown in varied ways. It never comes in one size fits all.
I could race around like a zealot starting fires, but they'll all fizzle out if not begun by God. If He asks me to bless 2 people, but I reach for 100, I'm disobeying Him. Only what's done for/by Him will last.


Well, He goes on, but I'll spare you. Usually He ends with a verse which explains an additional part of my purpose and today's?:



"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone."   ... Romans 12:18



Wow. I had to smile because, yes--I do hope you leave here daily with a similar desire. May this blog help you grow in peace with God, with yourself and with others.

And honestly? In Today's stressed-out world, I'm thinking living at peace is a huge task. Perhaps my job here is downright gigantic after all.  :)









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* "But they are only comparing themselves with each other, using themselves as the standard of measurement. How ignorant!"   ... 2 Corinthians 10:12


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7 comments:

Robin in New Jersey said...

Now that was an excellent essay by Anne. Thank you for sharing it.

lorie said...

Wow! She said everything I've been thinking. Powerful!

Terra said...

All of us have a role to play, some of us are more outspoken and some of us talk about quieter topics. All have value.

Terra said...

I read your friend's blog post and agree with her. She knows what she is talking about.

Tracy Lee said...

Great post by Anne! I also agree with her.

Bonnie said...

I ALWAYS feel better when I leave here! I never miss a post. The little things ARE the big things.Thanks, Debra! Bonnie

Debra said...

Thanks, Everyone! I'm glad Anne's blog post confirmed what you'd been also feeling during all this recent turmoil. I'm sure she appreciates your comments, concern and prayers!

And Bonnie--Thank-you for such sweet encouragement! Really.

Thanks for commenting! Blessings, Debra