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.
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
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. :)
** "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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