I think these days maybe I should just keep from giving my opinions and just letting people alone.
I have found myself in way too much conflict, and I would rather live at peace and friendship with people than at odds with groups. There are so many hot potato issues around religion that it’s just not worth it to me to debate them. I love God and like to think I walk with Jesus, but at the same time, I have a large group of friends that, according to the Bible, I should rebuke and denounce, yet they have done no wrong to me directly.
I like to think of myself as unique and try not to fit under any labels, yet I have been guilty of labeling myself from time to time.
I think of myself as a non-conformist, yet it seems everywhere I turn, I have to conform to something else lose something in my life – whether it be a career choice, or places to go, or people I can hang around with. Is it even worth going out anywhere anymore?
I just want to be a peaceful person, and would love to see the world become a better place for everyone, but I guess it’s just not going to happen – at least not in my lifetime.
If I find that I have made a positive impact in someone’s life, I feel gratified and a bit humbled – I just try to live my life the best way I know how. To me, the 3 most important things in life are faith, family, and friends. Without those, I feel I would be lost. I love all three dearly, and they mean a lot to me.
Am I afraid to have a debate about issues? No – I’ll gladly discuss any topic you wish, even if our views differ, I will still respect you because you have the ability to speak your mind. I just don’t know if I want to start any such debates again for a while. Am I losing my spark? Am I losing my grip? I don’t know. It’s going to take a while to figure out.