Don’t Live In The “Ugly”

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Find grace and use it.

There is alot of “ugly” in the world. “Ugly” you can’t run from, and honestly…why would you want to?

If you only live for the calm of the storm, you will find yourself incredibly unhappy in life. For when you place yourself in the eye of the storm, you are creating opportunities to erase the “ugly”.

“Ugly” can be defined on a religious, political, opinionated platform on what you view as being right or wrong in life. Yet more often than not, “ugly” is used to hurt others to prove a point without giving thought of how it may affect their world or yours, for that matter.

I am human. I have my beliefs, my opinions…the gift of thinking, living and achieving what I believe in. Just like you.

Yet so many of us forget that we are one in the same. Sometimes I am guilty as charged. This is not a post to point fingers. It’s a post to help alleviate the “ugliness” I find seeping into the filters of my life and those that I love, and it hurts.

Humans. We are built to love, to honor, and to respect others despite our differences. What you say isn’t always right. What I say isn’t always right. Let’s all remind ourselves of this.

This is why I am a keeper of my own mind. One who respectively desires to stay out of heated arguments or hollywood news reporting. My thoughts remain mine, shared only when eyes are closed and my Father guides me within prayer.

You can love even when you don’t agree. For judgement should never seep from your mouth. When it does, the web is spun, trapping you within temptation to cast affliction on another because what you see, others should see too. Believe what you believe, agree with you, understand you…We are all guilty of this at one time or another. Sometimes we just KNOW we are right. Perhaps we are. But at times, perhaps we are NOT.

In a world so full of hate, misguidance, selfishness, it is easy to push back with extreme force to prove a point. To litigate a matter.

But have you forgotten what else this world has to offer as well? There is still goodness here if you’ll look for it. And, there is reason to do good.

Together. Hope, gratefulness, thankfulness…LIFE. You have been given life to enlighten another. Even when you don’t see eye to eye with someone, instead of challenging it, cherish it. It makes you, YOU.

There is nothing wrong with standing up for what you believe in, but one must remember to do it with a humble heart, or it will bleed with excruciating hate.

For who are we to judge?

Matthew 7:1

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Food for thought ~

VSK

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