I can’t and I won't carry the burden for something that isn’t mine, anymore. Being a co-dependent from way back and in the recovery process, it’s easy for me to take things very personally when I have no right to do so. In doing that, I damage myself and make myself physically ill.
The American election was yesterday and Donald Trump was voted in as President. The people spoke and he won. Simple. I don’t believe that the prophets were right or anything like that and I don’t even believe that God chose to bless the United States rather than bring judgment ( Franklin Graham's words). I think that is ridiculous thinking. God is love. The judgement is consequences of actions and sin. He is a God of love, not wrath and condemnation. Anyway, that might strike a few cords.
Back to my point. Reading through my facebook feed this morning I see many friends in deep deep mourning, I see friends happy and excited and I see some being downright rude. It gets to me. You don’t know how often I delete stuff. Lol I am happy for my friends that are happy but when you show contempt and rudeness and then have the nerve to say that this is God’s choice, I’ll be honest, I want to slap you. Yes, I have that streak in me sometimes. The flesh comes forward and I’m ready to pounce. This makes me very agitated and stressful and can even cause panic attacks. See what I am doing? I am allowing someone elses behavior and words affect me. That’s a huge thing that codependents too. I could take it to the other end and say that it’s because I am over sensitive. I may be, but when people go so far to allow other people’s decisions and behaviors affect them to the point that I do, I call it a disorder and something that needs to be dealt with. So yes, I am beside myself with the way some people who call themselves Christians are acting today and yet, I get caught up with it and I want to slap you. The goose is no better than the gander is it?
Friends, I’m going to take the advice of Steve McVey and be counter-cultural and show love and grace, esp toward those who are annoying me so much. I’m going to do that because Christ lives in me and me in Him. I’m going to do that because it is part of my nature as a Christian. I am going to act according to the nature I have in me because of Christ.
And, if I really have to I will hide you on facebook, because that’s the way I roll. <3 p="">
Blessings to you my friends!