I don’t know about you, but there comes a point and time in my life where the noise becomes distracting.
Let me explain.
I’ve been on social media for a long time. It started off as a place to post my poetry, song lyrics, and blog offerings. It eventually morphed into a great platform to share the love of Jesus on a daily basis.
I still love to do that. I really do.
The problem is that no matter how many different ways you talk about God’s unconditional love and grace, there will always be those who don’t like the message. In fact, there are some who vehemently oppose it for whatever reason. Most from the “Christian” community.
And, that’s okay. I don’t have any issues with people voicing their opinions and beliefs. Not at all. I welcome it, actually.
It’s interesting to point out it was always the religious who opposed Jesus on a consistent basis. The prostitutes, tax collectors, drunkards, thieves, lepers, sick, lame, and all the other scalawags of society ran to Him. Thronged Him. Pushed through crowds to touch His clothes. Cried out from the streets for mercy. Think about that for a while.
It becomes a problem when all people want to do is argue and debate. I’ve got one thing to say in response: Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That!
My days of debating and arguing are long gone. Occasionally I get roped into a “conversation” that begins to travel down the same road to someone trying to prove a point. And yes, that someone is me every now and then. And I don’t like that.
I don’t need to prove anything at all. I don’t need to defend Jesus at all.
It all boils down to this. We are here to sow seeds. Yep, pretty simple, huh?
We do the seed sowing. Sometimes we may get the amazing honor of watering seed someone else has sown. In the end, it’s God alone who brings the increase.
We have one job to do during our short stint on this planet. Love people.
We don’t need to point out their sin. We don’t need to point out their crooked lifestyle. We don’t need to burden them with guilt. We don’t need to try and scare them into the Kingdom.
We just need to love them.
And not only the lost and broken, but also our brothers and sisters within the Body. In fact, the world should know us by that love. Not our ability to quote scripture. Not our ability to debate. Not our ability to argue.
By love alone.
So, I’m taking some time off from Facebook. I need to silence the noise and dig deeper into Holy Spirit communion time. I’ve allowed likes, comments, and shares to steal my attention more than they should.
The only noise I want to hear right now is the soft whisper of Papa constantly saying, “I love you, son.”