The past couple of days people have reached out to me to discuss the election results. People know exactly how I feel about it as I’ve expressed myself quite soundly. I’ve had respectful discussion even though our opinions may have differed. I expect nothing less from myself. What surprised me is how people receive my opinion.
I was told people respect my view on things and they know they can discuss without an argument.
I was completely shocked at this because I largely see myself as irritating to some. Especially on Facebook. By that I mean I talk about some heavy subjects, and not everyone agrees with me. I don’t mind addressing an issue. Things like the presidential election, police brutality, and black lives matter have been freely discussed. I’ve lost so-called friends because they were offended at me holding my blackness close to my heart. It’s not that I’m militant. I just have an understanding about race and prejudice. Some don’t like my conclusions on these matters. So, to have people reach out and say they respect these words is not only reassuring, but incredibly humbling.
I don’t consider myself to be anybody great. I don’t think I’m doing anything special. I’m just praying that God would craft this blog for His glory, and writing. Sometimes we don’t understand how our words affect people. Be it positive or negative, we unknowingly influence people everyday. A smile. A frown. Holding the door for someone or rushing in with no care of the person behind you. All of this makes an impression. That impression can be lasting.
How are you affecting people?
Sometimes we will never know. That’s why we should live our lives in a manner that Jesus would be pleased. After that, let the chips fall where they may.
God’s got it all.