That’s an easy out.
“Seriously, the state is on fire? Of course, it’s 2020.”
“I wish this year could be done with and we could get along with our lives.”
The jest, the memes, the satire mocking the pain. It’s easy to partake in it.
“Do you really believe that?”
Of course at face value, no. But take a moment and check yourself…
Do you really desire a reset, to be done with the situation that is 2020? When Jesus died on the cross He really said “it is finished”. The cross really does invite us to yield to Him and experience Him. Circumstances do not have the ability to take over our internal worlds and dictate their reality, unless we let them.
Jesus offers you that choice. Right here in 2020, be influenced by the circumstances around you, or the finished work of the cross of Jesus Christ.
The foundation of the victim mindset is option A. Be blown around by circumstances, sometimes winning, sometimes losing— but ultimately powerless to take on the day. Sure, 2020 has been framed as the worst ever. Getting restricted into a cultural lockdown is not ideal. The incredible pain that got magnified with George Floyd is hardly pleasant, necessary to discover but not enjoyable. The chaos that surrounds anything named Biden or Trump is confusing at best, culturally destructive at worst.
And here we are to navigate it today.
Will you be blown about by emotional framing, harsh circumstances, and a huge what if? Or will you step into he circumstances fully aware that all of God is with you. Your choice. Jesus died to give you that choice.
Join me from now until the election giving Jesus the of #firstword your day. Put your phone away, shut down the news, and when you wake up, give Jesus the #firstword of your day. You will be shocked at your influence of Christ in you in the chaos around us. Some call it being the light of the world.
Jesus died for it. Choose Him.
-Austin Hoxie (@csucrossguy)