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“Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter.”
"People talk! If they talked about Jesus, they will definitely talk about you, too!" These are words passed down from mother, and I'm sure many other mothers over the years. My mom always told me not to worry about what others have to say, as long as I am doing what I am supposed to be doing. But, if I'm being honest, it's really difficult to not worry about it. Sometimes, it feels like I have people around me that wake up with my name on their lips. It bothers me to hear gossip and senseless chatter every time I turn around. I don't expect everyone to like me, but it does sadden me when people judge me without even knowing me or have any real insight to my situation. Have you ever felt like that? Have you ever felt like you had a target on your back, but didn't know who all were aiming at you? Have you ever met someone who, no matter what you did, always seemed to have a problem with you? It can be hard to not meet petty with petty, especially when it’s so glorified these days. Thankfully, God cares about even that aspect of our lives and He shows us how do deal with this in the book of Daniel.
“The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all...” Psalm 34:19
I was so mad sitting there watching my sister rummage through her purse, as if something would magically appear. It was 5:30 in the morning and I’d gotten up at the crack of dawn to drive from my midtown home, to pick my sister up from her Cordova job, to take her to her South Memphis home, before I could return home and get ready for work. Giving up 2 hours of sleep to help her out was not ideal, but I was willing to do it for my baby sister. I pushed through the swollen, sleepy eyes and sporadic yawns, as we navigated the light traffic. Everything was going without a hitch, that is, until we pulled up to her house and her facial expression changed. “What’s wrong?” I asked, as I could feel myself getting upset, though I didn’t know the answer. She just stared at me for what seemed like forever. “What, child? What’s wrong with you?” I asked, again. This time, my irritation was quite apparent. She looked at me, shaking her head and said “Please don’t be mad, but I left my house keys in the cooler door at work!” Needless to say… I got mad!
So like others, I watched the Presidential Debate on Monday night and after it was over I started to think. I realized the world we live in and our country really needs Jesus.
I began to think about how the future of my generation and my children lies in whoever becomes president hands. I already have one disadvantage against me and on top of that I have been placed into the stereotype that I won't finish school or I will end up in jail or dead.
If this country gets into the wrong hands it could turn our country upside down. I believe that satan is trying to work through these candidates. There are so many people that have turned their backs on God and they began to worship these idols.
1 Corinthians 13:5 “…It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
I walked past the living room several times to see my middle son sitting on the couch sulking. Each time I passed by, he gave me a sad look. Finally, I asked, “Why are you sitting here sulking? Get up and do something. Why don’t you go outside?” With a confused, yet happy look on his face, he asked “So am I off punishment?”