Race has many definitions but the race I am talking about has nothing to do with being a competition. No. The race I am referring to has to do the color of skin. A close friend of mine experienced something about a couple of weeks ago. When he told me what happened to him. I felt how he felt by imaging that I was in his shoes. I am not surprised that racism still exist but shocked that it happened.
I want you to imagine this scenario that my close friend experienced recently: You get to school and you passed by this girl twice, before and after class. You do not who she is, you have never met her. As you are walking to your car the girl says, “Do not talk to me because you are black.” Imagine being in his shoes. How would you have felt. Now, when he told me this, in my mind I am thinking that she probably has friends who are of the same race as him but what do I know?
The question is why should the color of someone skin have to do with social interaction? I do not understand why people in this world see someone as the color of their skin. I mean why define someone as dangerous or you cannot talk to them based off of their skin color. After all no one is better than the other. Just as the Bible says in Romans 3:10, ” As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one.”
Race should not stop of us from getting to know someone who is not of the same race nor should it stop us from interacting with others. If we want to see change, be the change. Whether it’s at school or any place on the planet make it happen. Stop letting what we see on the outside, keep us from seeing who people are truly. I know there are not good people out there but everyone is not the same.
Do not let your race derive you from being socially active towards others. As I said before, YOU are NOT better than others. If you want to see change, be the change.
The past comes up at random times in our lives. We cannot allow the past to influence our future, what happens in the past should stay in the past. If we allow our past to interfere with our present, our present would be a total chaos.
Think about what you have been through in the past. The relationships you were in, the friends that you had, the people that influenced you or pressured you to do something. Now think what would happen if all of that pops up again, randomly, in your life. How would you be able to cope with it? Can you?
We cannot let what happened yesterday derive us from living out tomorrow. We often try to bring back the past, if you decided to close that door of yesterday then why try to bring it back through a closed door. That is like trying to travel back in time or the clock going counter clockwise. You cannot reverse the time to relive a certain time in the past or bring forth whatever it is.
The past is the past, God removed you from yesterday so you can walk into tomorrow. Be glad that you left everything that did not belong in your life in the past. Of course the past will still be all around you watching you but it is your job to make sure that the past stays in the past.
Doors open and close, but what happens when God steps in and shuts that door in your life? Do you continue to knock? Do you try to open it up again? NO!! You do not keep knocking on that door. Once God shuts that door no one can open it up. Not even you but when God opens up a door no one shut it.
Revelation 3:8 says, “I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know you have little strength, yet you have kept my word but have not denied my name.”
When God shuts a door, he opens another one.You see when God shuts that door he shuts it for a reason. There’s no reason why you should be knocking on that door to be open up again. God works in ways that you would not understand. He works in a way that makes you just speechless, a way that makes you take a step back and say,
” Wow, look at God!!!”
There is no reason why you should be knocking. No matter how many times you knock, God will not open it up again just because you left this or that. He removed whatever it is for a reason. God does not care if you are a leader, a praise dancer, choir member, etc…. he will shut that door and open another because HE IS GOD!!!!
You and I cannot tell God what to do. You are not on the throne of your life and I am not on the throne of my life. God does not work at Subway so you cannot have it your way. The only way is His way. So, stopping knocking on doors that God has already closed!! All things are working for your good cause he’s intentional!!!