Set Yourself Apart

I have told you these things, so that in my your may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

The entire world was captivated about what happened on the United States Capital this past week. Many are outraged and stand in disbelief for several reasons.

Sadly, it appears as if all that we have fought against in this country was thrown back in our face. Lives were lost, people were hurt, security was breached, and the nation is left with many questions about what is considered “acceptable” and who should be held responsible for what was witnessed?

Now more than ever, we must set ourselves apart from the foolishness. Now more than ever, we must use our voices in a respectful and effective manner. Now more than ever, we must pray, be patient, and use the resources that avail themselves to us to act.

Community leaders must make themselves available to hush the crowds that stir in the shadows. Religious leaders must make themselves available to pray for the souls in unrest. We must always be prepared in any situation, and ready to respond in the appropriate manner. In doing so, we must set ourselves apart from actions that are not becoming of who we are as people of GOD. We were told we would have trouble in this world. We were also told to take heart and be comforted as we will have peace.

Many do not know the WORD as we do; therefore, the responsibility is ours. We have a responsibility to model the behavior we want to see and to be the voice of reason we want to hear.

Are you upset? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you fed up with the blatant disrespect? Absolutely! However, remember who you are. Remember whose you are! Remember many are looking to you for guidance, and you have a responsibility to guide them in the right way.

You may not be the leader of a country, but you are a leader in your community, in your home, or in your church. You may not want it right now, but the responsibility it yours.

Be the change you want to see!  

God bless you,

In his service,

Reverend Marshall

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