Don’t Ride the Divisive Bandwagon!

“Reject a divisive man after the first and second admonition...”

Titus 3:10

We all crave a sense of belonging.  It is our nature.  BUT division is the enemy of unity.

People have labeled since the beginning of time; religions, races, society, education, families, appearances, etc.   But NOT all labels are good.  Not all lines that are drawn are right. You must discern what is trying to being imposed on you; your own bias or that of another?  Labels on people and lines that are drawn are a result of seeing with your eyes and not your heart.

Don’t be quick to believe what you hear from others instead draw your own conclusions on people from the heart.

  • A divisive man/woman acts out of their own pain, hurt.  Hurting people hurt people.
  • A divisive man/woman sees themselves as the victim instead of the victor.
  • A divisive man/woman is selfish not self-less.
  • A divisive man/woman cuts not only with words, but their actions to the heart

A believer doesn’t acknowledge the drawn lines and labels of the world.  They unite the with their sincere words and heart-felt actions.

You reject not the divisive man through hate; but for your own sakes,  for the guarding of your hearts and minds, for the guarding and keeping of peace and love.

Divisiveness is a cancer that spreads like wildfire and in the end you don’t want to be on its bandwagon. For the label of a divisive man/woman leaves a bad scar that is difficult to erase.

Don’t be known as divisive! Unite, be a light, and ALWAYS find and accentuate the positive!

Your friend and sister,

Laurie

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About Laurie Popovich, Pops of Life

Hi! So, happy you stopped by. Stick around while I tell you a little bit about me and my journey. I’m a daughter to Spanish parents and a sister, too! That means I love family, hugs, to share my 2 cents, music, dancing, flavorful foods & coffee. I’m a wife, twice to the same man, in a thrice redeemed marriage. I love deeply because I know no other way and it has filled my life with hope. I’m a believer of the impossible. I’m a mom of 5 beautiful and full of life blessings; but was only supposed to have one. You see, I had cancer; given 6 months to live when our first and daughter was 2. They’re a product of the impossible. I’m a homeschool mom who didn’t think she could teach: first, at all then, at different levels, different styles. I teach in what in my mind was the impossible. I’ve walked through many trials; some that have taken my life in many aspects, including literally. I have overcome the impossible. I’m a spiritual sister and friend. I love to share and encourage others in life to live the impossible. I’m a daughter of the King; a powerful Creator and Redeemer of the impossible – me - and I can be impossible  I love to…love people…encourage others…being a student of life and the impossible …laugh at myself… journal my hopes & dreams & pray to make them a reality… journal my fears & seek to turn them into victories…eat chocolate…cook for many & watch them enjoy the food & fellowship…go against the grain because you never know what blessing is there waiting for you…flirt with my husband openly because I’m in love…squeeze our 5 blessings often because I’m grateful & amazed by them…say sorry often because I make mistakes, stress & well, I’m a mess at times…I run to clear my head…and…I run to God because He’s my source of strength, hope, and love. I’m not where I was and I’m not where I’m yet going to be; I’m under construction deeply desiring to enjoy the journey. I know you have a unique and exciting one too, and I can’t wait to learn and enjoy the journey with you! Grateful, Laurie
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4 Responses to Don’t Ride the Divisive Bandwagon!

  1. Hi Laurie –

    I was around 12 or 13 years old when I stared to observe how often some people around me offered up horrible advice. Of course, not everything I was told was inaccurate but I learned that people have reasons on how & why they label.

    What this means is that behind every positive or negative interaction, there is an underlying motive. Some motives are very simple and beautiful..i.e.. a kind, sincere smile “Hey there”. Other motives are not what they seem to be. The label can be presented in a way which appears to be in your best interest but it is not your well being the referrer is considering. It is their own. Many scenarios; pro & con.

    About this age in my young life, I learned that’s it’s best to assess each “label” on common ground and from the heart. It’s always wise to think for your self, lol. Happy Sunday morning :).

    • Hi, Brian!

      Thank you so much for your reply. I like to approach and accept people where they are at; understanding that we all have baggage we carry, we all have days that don’t go according to plan. Due to these things, we tend to offer advice through our “tainted glasses” and that’s where it is important to understand that motives are not always meaning to be negative, but may be speaking from a scarred heart. Not everything we hear from others is for us, and that’s ok. It’s our responsibility to search out what is best for ourselves.

      I treasure your friendship and response. You bless me, Brian!

      Laurie

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