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It’s A Heart Problem

I’ve read almost every possible perspective a person could offer about the current “race wars” raging here on home soil and I can honestly tell you I am fed up.

But I get it.
And at the same time, I just don’t.

I don’t understand how COLOR became so influential. How does color bring so much hate. Who gave it the power to turn hearts like it does and fuel fires like it is doing now? How has it became such a source of division among people today.

It’s just color.

It's A Heart Problem

Where I Stand

Today I am not advocating for #blacklivesmatter or #bluelivesmatter or any other catchy movement slogan we want to slap on a banner and stand behind (no disrespect intended). I’m just going to say this;

Black lives DO matter. Police lives DO matter. Your life matters and so does mine. Not for any reason that I could ever give; but for the many reasons that God gives.

I truly believe, with everything within me, that this chaos we are living in right now is not the fruit of a skin color problem. The root of all of this division goes much deeper. My friends, this is a heart problem.

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This Is NOT A Skin Color Problem

In this weeks link-up I came across a post by Sandy Sandmeyer of Sandy’s POV called, “This Is Not A Skin Color Problem.”

What I appreciate about this post is Sandy’s ability to call out the many sources of division that are running rampant among our country; race only being one of them.

Wealth separates us, race separates us, social status separates us, education separates us, religion separates us. WE separate us. We’ve let our pride run the “game.” We have let hate have too strong of a voice.

And we, as a body, a nation, a tribe (or whatever you choose to call it) have stopped following Christ’s example.

We have stopped loving God and we have stopped caring for others.

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Sometimes I wonder if there is even really a way to fix this mess we’re in. I came across the answer in Sandy’s post and ladies, she Nailed It! To read the post in entirety click here. I’ll bet you it’s everything you never thought you’d hear. And that’s a good thing!

Now, on a separate note,

It’s time for this weeks #linkparty!

If you have a family friendly post you would like to share with the “masses” I invite you to post it here in our #linkup. Just follow the directions below and enjoy the sharing. Don’t forget to check out a few of the post other bloggers have shared also. There are always some really good ones you don’t want to miss.

Ok! Let’s meet the host of this weeks link party!

Megan, host of the Under the Tree LInk UP at allthatmotivates.com

First meet Megan.

Megan blogs over at My Faith Tree and she also writes to support and encourage women in their Christian faith.

Co Hosts of Under the Tree Link Up at allthatmotivates.com

I’m Lo, author of All That Motivates. I write to encourages wives, moms, and women in general in their faith and every day life.

Hey moms, I actually have a FREE GIFT I want to get to you. It’s a prayer guide inspired by my most popular post “5 Prayers to Close the Gap Between Your Children and God. You can get it HERE!

Lastly, let’s introduce Caytee!

Caytee, from Stars In A Dark World, is also a faith based blogger. Through her blog she shares biblical truths and encouragement for those who are willing to learn.

Be sure to check out these blogs when you have a chance!

And real quick, here are the rules for the “Under the Tree” Link-Ups:

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I can’t wait to read through all your posts! Seriously, I look forward to this like you can’t imagine. It’s the nerd in me. Haha! Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed this post! See you next week!

And hey, don’t forget to invite your friends to link up too!

See you next week 🙂



Sincerely, Lo (All That Motivates)

 

 

 

 


It's A Heart Problem

12 thoughts on “It’s A Heart Problem (+ A Link Up)”

  1. I agree with you…we live in a divided nation who is in desperate need of a heart transplant. I am praying for God to use this time to bring many to Him. As His Word states, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” May we be brave to tell others about Jesus!

    1. Yes!! I like the heart transplant analogy! Mark Batterson uses it in his book Primal. Great book! If you haven’t read it already it’s definitely worth your time.

  2. You are so right! It is a heart problem. We all have many differences but Christ can bring us together. Without him in our heart guiding us to be humble and selfless servants, we will continue to create divisions.

    1. I love how you mentioned being humble and selfless servants. Humility is such a big deal. That’s exactly how Jesus demonstrated His love for us.

    1. Aw, thanks! And thanks for sharing your heart. I love knowing that their are ladies out there loving people and sharing the truth in such a loving way 🙂 I hope to read more of your work in future link ups!
      God bless you!

  3. We all need to not only examine our hearts, but really listen to what we find there. As our preacher said, “Not being prejudiced is not enough.” We have to reach out to and love others.

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