Yesterday morning, I was going through Shaderoom, reading and watching videos about the different protests going on. I was watching and just crying; profusely crying. Everything I saw made me extremely sad.
I didn’t know how much it affected me until I’ll come across a white person’s page and I’ll feel this intense hate towards the person. In my mind, I’ll be like, “I know you hate me now because of the colour of my skin”.
My countenance changed, and I was hostile towards people and cold. It was then it occurred to me, this is a foul spirit and immediately I said, “you foul spirit out in the name of Jesus” and immediately I was free. My spirt became light and I was happy again.
This incident was another reason that led me to this.
We must protect our mental health, protect our spirit man with the things we feed our spirit.
I’m a big advocate of being watchful over the gates to our spirit. I fed my spirit with bad news and by so doing, I invited a foul spirit over.
The protests/movements aren’t aimed to cause sadness rather it is aimed at empowering the weak and voiceless, we should not forget that.
Also, in these times, it is easy to let our anger turn to hate. Hate as with Love can be learned, we should please not let our grieve and hurt make us hate the same people God commanded us to love.
The bible says in Ephesians 4:26 (TPT), But don’t let the passion of your emotions lead you to sin! Don’t let anger control you or be fuel for revenge, not for even a day.
It’s very easy to seek revenge on our “supposed” enemies, due to pain and hurt, but the permission to be angry does not involve the permission to sin.
1 Peter 3:9 (TPT), Never retaliate when someone treats you wrongly, nor insult those who insult you, but instead, respond by speaking a blessing over them—because a blessing is what God promised to give you.
If we respond to hate and hurt by hate, we’ll go nowhere. Change only comes when we respond to hate with love. The world is desperately in need of love, only love can change the world. And the onus is on us to show a broken world, an unbroken love that comes from Christ.
What am I trying to say? We shouldn’t consume more news than we do the Word, if not hate, bitterness and revenge will rule our hearts and minds.
We should be very careful so we don’t become bitter angry people; that’s the easiest thing to do.
We should be careful that the things we do are not founded on bitterness but Love.
Bitterness will destroy our peace, purpose, and productivity, we shouldn’t be bitter, but pour out our heart to the almighty. Seek out ways with which we can positively change that which hurts us and use our position & power to influence the world not with anger/pain but with the Word of God which brings peace, hope, and more importantly love.