Have you ever been to an Art show and seen the dynamics of all the different drawings and expressions of an artist? If you have children, I know you have seen the coloring from one of your children just learning what a crayon is and not understanding about staying inside the lines? Either way; color on art, paintings, drawings are all expressions of the artist or child.
Some drawings are breathtaking and leave us seeing the beauty of color, while others can be wild and erratic like the artist was totally out of the box with their way of expression. With that being said, have you ever felt something was wrong with you because you were different? Have people ever made you feel like you had problems because how you did things? Do we all have to do it the same way? Absolutely NOT!!!
People judge what they don’t understand? The reason why this happens is because we have a world filled with judgmental, opinionated and critical people. They may not mean to be, but too many people put their mouths on other people because it is different from them and/or how they would do it.
I saw a movie that opened my eyes to how God sees our differences. God sees “Color,” and the array of beauty that color makes. We judge people from our limited scope of knowledge. Limited because we do not know what people have experienced on their journey to cause them to do what they do. We do not know the baggage and weight of pressure that people carry with them every day. These same people go to work, have families, businesses, and ministries, etc. When we see people starting businesses and don’t understand why they operate their business the way they do, we judge without knowing that the true visionary and CEO of their business/ministry is God who put the dream in them.
We must begin to put on a new perspective about people’s differences as an expression of color. Can drawings be wild, untamed and what we may see as odd? Of course! But we don’t judge the painting, we just don’t buy it and that is OK! Everybody is not going to be like us because everybody didn’t grow up or experience what we experienced on our journey. We are ALL products of our journey, which causes us to express differently. We are all different shades of color expressing our uniqueness in the Earth.
The Bible tells us that “where there is unity there is the commanded blessings.” The devil desires to keep us always separated by our differences which keep us a divided church, family and race. We must put on the mind of Christ and see it as He sees the world, as the expression of color. When we, the church begin to intercede more, we release the hand of God to go into the lives of people and clean up the muddy that’s causing the color to not be as vibrant as it once was.
In conclusions, we are all expressions of color. Let’s adopt the mindset and see others as a different color than us. We are not all red or blue or green; but a combination of the many colors on God’s palette.
Check out books by Karen at http://www.Amazon.com/author/karenpresley