You may have noticed that I have been quiet for awhile. I think it’s been a year since I’ve written a blogpost and that’s okay. This time last year I needed to be quiet. It seemed like there was so much ‘noise’ with everything going on in September 2020 that I didn’t need to add to it. Please know I’m not making light of anything that occurred during that time. But there was such a heaviness in my heart that I gave mySelf permission to push pause on this blog. My blog, my rules.
There’s still noise but now it seems we are yelling about something very different. To vaccinate or not. Don’t even try to engage me in a virtual throw down. I will not show up. Just like I didn’t show up to a fight when Tanya Williams called me chicken poop and told me to meet her after school so she could kick my behind one day in eighth grade. I’m a lover not a fighter. (I never knew why she wanted to beat me up.)
I don’t think all yelling is bad. If you see someone about to get run over by a train/car/bus, then by all means yell to stop them from getting hurt!! But yelling through a Facebook post at someone you’ve maybe never met before is a waste of your precious breath. If you are truly concerned then pray for them. Block them or mute them for your mental health but please stop yelling. I have mentioned before that I love the Bible. The second half of James 5:16 in the amplified version says, “…The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power].” So let’s all stop yelling. Let’s show respect for one another. Mark 12:31 says to love your neighbor as you love yourself. If you don’t want to be yelled at then please stop yelling.
If you need another reason to stop yelling then let’s pretend I’m you’re mom. At this point I make you hug the person you’re yelling at, set the microwave timer for five minutes, and make you sing 1John 4:7-8.
“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
1 John 4:7-8 KJV