I know someone who’s constantly saying “It is what it is”, and, “It’s just the nature of the beast” every time I mention a process that doesn’t make sense to me or somebody who I feel is being treated unfairly. In essence, she’s saying — this won’t change, just live with it.
I’ve come to loathe those phrases mentioned above. Why? To me, they sound like a cop-out, It’s a “roll over and play dead” mentality in a world that will eat you alive if you don’t find some ways to stick up for yourself and others. That might sound surprising coming from me, because I’m pretty timid most of the time. Still, the thought of injustice in the world, both near and far, is sickening. I’ve slowly been learning over the years how to stick up for myself – and I hope for others. There’s so much more to do, but I’m not willing to just give up and succumb to the pressures and bullies of this world. How about you?
A few years ago I had a dream – very odd as dreams often go – especially considering I seem to have a vivid subconscious imagination. Anyway, in the dream, an evil spirit was terrorizing myself and those around me. I ran into a building, which turned into a hospital. The evil spirit came in and had a baby. The baby immediately looked at its “mother” and shook its head no back and forth like a chastisement.
The takeaway from that strange dream today — For 2019 and beyond, you may be like the baby in the dream. God has birthed courage in you even when you can’t see or feel it. Do what right, stick up for others. And please, don’t forget to stick up for yourself if you are being mistreated. It’s not selfish. It’s self-care. And you can do it in a way that glorifies God and not a way that is just vindictive in nature.
I would love for you to comment below and let us know in what way(s) God may be showing you how to stick up for yourself and others.
Isaiah 40:29 —He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.