This is crazy right? I mean watch the news for like five minutes and you're almost in disbelief that such crazy things are going on in our world. If you're really brave you'll scroll social media for a minute or two and feel like deleting your entire account. What is going on?
It seems like the people we thought we knew well are suddenly aliens from another planet. Everybody seems to have an opinion on everything and we seem caught off guard by all of them. Be honest, how many times have you picked up the phone or shot a text to a close friend begging them to look at so and so's news feed because of their latest rant or rave about one of a variety of topics?
As I've navigated these treacherous waters I have often pondered to myself, "Since when did so many people become experts on so many topics?" It seems like people that I've known for years have secretly been going to school and receiving doctorate degrees on everything from immigration trends and women's rights to political history and global trade policy. I sometimes feel like I've got some catching up to do.
What's saddening about all this pseudo political commentary and all of the social media rants is that none of it will ever change anything. I know that's a "bubble buster" for some of you who feel as though you have the "right answer" but it's the truth. Your constant ranting and raving and challenging of opposing opinions will never amount to anything more than damaged relationships and missed opportunities to truly impact someone's life with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are so quick to run our flag up the pole. We're republican and we're not ashamed to admit it. We're anti-Trump and we don't care who knows it. We think borders should be closed, we think borders should be open, we think this, we think that, we are constantly running one of our many opinion flags up the pole of our lives and it makes no difference. Allow me to encourage you to STOP.
Stop giving your opinion on things that don't matter for eternity. Stop sharing passionately about something that has zero potential to impact someone's life for eternity. I mean honestly, if we spent even half of the time clearly communicating the truth of the Gospel to a dying world around us as we we spend prattling on about our political opinions our world would be a far better place.
If you call yourself a Christ follower then when people look at your life they should only see one flag. The first thing they see shouldn't be your political party flag or the flag that represents your stance on this topic or that topic. The only flag they should see is the flag of Jesus Christ. Period.
I invite you to join me in making a real difference. Click here to change your social media profile pic to something that truly matters. Allow people to see your opinion on something that has the power and potential to radically change their lives.