I’ve decided not to pick a side. Well, the Lord said to me, “Don’t pick a side.” I had to repent.
Once a side is chosen, once the line is drawn, God’s truth becomes secondary to our chosen side’s truth.
Once a side is chosen, we begin to scour the internet for voices to confirm our side’s point of view instead of listening to God.
When a side is chosen, we villainize people and weaponize scripture instead of loving people and encouraging others with scripture.
When a side is chosen, our job becomes convincing and accusing instead of listening and empathizing.
Once a side is chosen, we are compelled to defend our side no matter how far left or far right our side becomes. People become secondary and dogma is primary.
Once a side is chosen, we become convinced, “God is on my side.” Which ironically leads us to behave unlike Christ to anyone who disagrees with us.
Nope, I will not take a side.
Now, that doesn’t mean I don’t have strong convictions (have you met me?).
It doesn’t mean I will not advocate for the underdog, the marginalized, the oppressed. Because I am my Heavenly Father’s daughter.
But now that I am sideless
I am free to love both sides.
I am now free to think for myself.
I am now free to hear the Father’s voice above all else.
I am now free to empathize.
I am now free to speak truth without the burden of convincing.
I am free to see both sides of a situation.
I am choosing God side. I want to know His heart, His ways, His mind and that is the side I’m choosing.
“For now we see but a faint reflection of riddles and mysteries as though reflected in a mirror, but one day we will see face-to-face. My understanding is incomplete now, but one day I will understand everything, just as everything about me has been fully understood. Until then, there are three things that remain: faith, hope, and love—yet love surpasses them all. So above all else, let love be the beautiful prize for which you run.”
1 Corinthians 13:12-13 TPT