To Pee or not to Pee. That is the Question.
Oh the restroom fiasco. I ain’t never. I believe boys should go to the boys bathroom and girls should go to the girls, however, just now, in the nail salon, I went to a bathroom made for both, and I lived to tell the story. It inspired me to write a blog while I get my toes done.
I’m sorry about the corny title. I couldn’t help myself. I’m just gonna be honest. This blog isn’t about the bathroom stuff. Not really. It’s about smokescreens. I’m not really a government conspiracy theorist, although I’m not so sure the bathroom argument isn’t a government smokescreen, but the smokescreen I’m talking about is way more local than Washington.
You see, I’m hearing all this bathroom talk. I’m watching folks freak out and wring their hands, running back and forth like chickens with their heads cut off hollering, “what do we do?!” “What’s the world coming to??” “We need to pray!” “We need revival!” Well we do need that stuff. We need to pray. But we need to act too, and I ain’t talking about just picketing the courthouse steps with a poster board with a toilet on it. The thing is revival IS happening in so many places, but people are so busy watching Fox News and panicking, they are missing it.
Revival takes more than prayer. It takes getting your hands dirty. It takes getting out of your comfort zone. It takes risk. It takes time. It takes money. It takes hard work. I ain’t seen a revival start yet from sitting on the couch watching Fox News.
I’ll tell you what my concern is…..it’s more concerning than where I’m gonna pee. I’m concerned that I can tell folks that 33 kids were SAVED at a public school gathering and your response is “wow” or that’s “awesome” and that’s pretty much the end of it. Listen y’all, THAT IS REVIVAL. That’s where the world changes. But I only see a handful that are willing to jump in to work and give their time and money and get their hands dirty. Everyone is ready to blow a gasket and be mad about the world, but nobody really wants to do anything about it. World change starts around YOU….your school…your church…your community… We are living in the most exciting time in the entire history of the world to be a Christian when we can be the hands and feet of Jesus. Crap fire y’all, the harvest is RIPE but the workers are FEW!
So back to smokescreens. They come in all sorts of packages. My community has been blessed in so many ways here lately. In the midst of of losing wonderful, people and children, when sadness is overwhelming, my community and it’s churches have come together. Not only have we supported and loved on one another in a time of mourning, we have come together in unity. Churches and people have began to feed the hungry, help the homeless, work in the schools, and cloth those in poverty, just to name a few. Now my Momma says “bigger levels lead to bigger Devils” and boy is she right. Here we are facing injustices that makes us all want to lose our religion. Ya’ll, it ain’t nothin but a smokescreen. Don’t you know it’s because the devil is ticked? It is. He would love to see this community give up. Your can’t give up. You can’t give in.
While am at it I’m gonna say this. Don’t let the devil use you as his personal smoke screen to try and discourage God’s faithful workers. It’s just amazing how gossip, vengeance, envy, and pride can bring an overwhelming dark cloud over a bright and wonderful situation. But you gotta be smarter than what your working with. See it for what it is…..the Devil is trying to distract you and overwhelm you to keep you from being effective.
I love y’all. Stay in the fight. We’re gonna change the world….starting with Rockmart.