I’m not a racist but…………..

Have been offline taking the time to contemplate some things………

The title of this blog speaks volumes to me in personal ways.

I am not a racist BUT………The sentence doesn’t make sense.

It is like someone apologizing to you for something and following that apology up with……BUT……..
They go on then wanting to tell you why their apology given had something to do with your behavior or some other circumstances.
Worthless apology…….not truly accepting their responsibility for their behavior.
Those apologies almost cause more wounds and bitterness to the one who was hurt by the one who is apologizing.

 I am not a racist…….BUT
Simply put……for me, my guidelines and boundaries are outlined by scripture…….so I went there to defend my “BUTS”.

Guess what…….I thought there would be some strong supportive comments ……
I looked…….I had been taught there were………..

What about the tower of Babel story???    Not…..
Unequally yoked????     Different application……
Not marrying different tribes??     Different times and different applications…….

God even rebuked those who were criticizing Moses for marrying interracial…..
You can read it here for yourselves……God was angry…..he even smote leprosy on one of the people who criticized them….(Numbers 12:1-16)

Dang it……that didn’t help any of my “buts”.


We are all God’s children……….
Paul says,

You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (NIV, Galatians 3:26-28)

Paul…..what’s that all about?

I mean, I had some strong “buts”………if anyone would care to listen and not be afraid of being smote down with leprosy…..I can share them……anyone??? Hello anyone out there?? I mean it was just leprosy……

I knew without a doubt I wasn’t a racist……I love everyone….I truly do.

Sincerely I love everyone and believe we are equally created and loved by God……but there was something there in my deepest secret places that God was dealing with me about.

Dang it…..

And it was here that God has spoken to me………..

I had to let go of “my” issue…… my “buts”….they were worthless…….and took away the sincerity of my words.

I was reminded again………I was fighting to partner with God again…….fix an issue…..explain to HIM my side. You know just in case an “All knowing”, “All seeing” God might have missed something.
He talked to me about it here in the above link……why do I not listen?

All HE wanted was for me to let go. He has a plan…….with a purpose.

In letting go, I had to let my stones fall from my hands to see how literally wrong I was…….and how HE wanted to handle.

Dang it…….

Humbled and weary.

But thankful for Grace.

I’m letting go………….

Love,

Me

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