2020: The Year of 20/20 Vision

It’s been said that the year 2020 has brought about clear vision. I’ll be the first to tell you how true that is. With the ability to slow down and reflect on the state we’re in, I’m finding that I’m reaching that perfect vision. But I’m also going to tell you that this perfect vision comes at a price. There are people and things that we’ll lose in our journey to freedom. Change is not easy. Adjusting to our new normal is going to take some time. And we’re going to feel tempted to run back to the familiar in order to escape our current reality, but now, more than ever, we shouldn’t. We need to take a stand and not run. We need to face those things that we’ve been avoiding even though they may be uncomfortable.

I believe that there is always some truth in what people say. There’s been much talk about people who are privileged and who use that privilege to their advantage to get ahead of others, even if it means some kind of loss to other people. Sounds like common sense, doesn’t it? While we’ve all known this for quite some time, it seems as though the current world events have shed more light on the issue. How many of us can recall people in our lives right now who are doing that? And what have we done about it? Most of us choose to overlook it because we don’t want to get involved. But not doing anything about it doesn’t eliminate the problem and doesn’t make us any less guilty. As a Christian, I’ve said things like “God will handle the injustice,” but now I know that I could have been His agent in brining about that justice and change needed around me. Associating with people who use their privilege to rob others of their dreams and rights is a sin, no matter what you do to excuse the behaviour. Unless there’s genuine repentance on their part, we can no longer identify with them. Because when we choose to identify with a group, we automatically give it our support. Change will never come as long as we remain where we are and how we are. What are you going to do to impact change in the world?

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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