Stacy Dash used to get on my nerves. I thought she was a crazy, insensitive, completely lost somebody. And now, when I sit back and think about my view on things, I can easily see someone liking me to Stacy Dash. I don’t know what her basis was for some of the things that she said. And I’m not saying that I agree with 100% of the things that she said. But I do understand speaking out against the masses on matters that are hot and sensitive to black people when you have black skin.
I watched a guy be disrespected (on national TV) simply because he was a black man who supported President Trump. I sat and listened as the black dude in disagreement went on a rampage calling him out of his name in such an unprofessional, temper tantrum like manner that it made my mouth drop. But I get it. I’ve even been attacked by my own family for my beliefs and my disapproval of Hillary Clinton.
It sucks. It’s hard because it isn’t what’s popular. It’s almost frightening because, today, to be able to think for yourself and NOT agree with a person just because you are black can get you disrespected and cursed out. And, oh, let’s not forget about the Christian part. I’ve been insulted simply because I choose to agree with the Word of God, from a fellow Christian.
But in all of this, I realize that this is the norm – from a spiritual perspective. The very man that I’ve given my life up for was despised and rejected by men, a man of suffering and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces, he was despised, and we held him in low self esteem. Isaiah 53:3
In John 15:18 Jesus says, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.”
And with that being said, I invite you to read, to listen. I know for a fact that the things I post here will ruffle feathers. But at this point, I don’t care. My aim is not to please any of you. Paul said it best in Galatians 1:10, “ For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.”
So welcome to PBG. My prayer is that we learn to love one another, love the Lord, and truly understand the faith that we’ve been called to.