I spend way too much time on Facebook. It has become one of the biggest wastes of my time. I find myself checking it not necessarily to see if anyone has responded to something I posted because to be honest I don’t post all that much, but I find myself watching videos, scrolling through my news feed, reading posts in the groups I’m connected to. Sometimes it’s good because I can get inspiration but most of the time it’s because it causes me to focus on the wrong things.
The same thing has happened to this world with Nike’s endorsement deal with Colin Kaepernick. There is so much controversy about Nike’s endorsement and Colin’s decision to take a knee that those have become the issue. But those aren’t really the issue. Colin didn’t take a knee because he was tired. Colin didn’t take a knee because he had to tie his shoe. He took a knee in protest of the lives that have been taken at the hands of people who have abused their power.
No one however is talking about the reason why he took a knee which is exactly what Satan wants. His desire is for us to focus on everything except the issue so that we never deal with whats truly going on and so that we will never heal. His mission is to kill, steal and destroy by any means necessary including deception & distraction.
He won’t come right out and tell us that what he’s presenting is wrong but he’ll present in such a way that we won’t know it’s wrong until it’s too late. This country has been teetering on the edge for so long that it’s only a matter of time before we implode. We are never going to be what God intended for us to be if we don’t recognize that slavery, bigotry, hatred and murder was and still is a part of our make-up.
Our President talks about being great again however if we have never acknowledged the injustice that has taken place since the moment we stepped foot on this land we will never be great. Greatness isn’t just given it’s earned and you can’t earn it without sacrifice. Letting go of preconceived ideas of entitlement, acknowledging mistakes, asking for forgiveness and working toward restoration.
So let’s begin the healing process. Not by distraction of the Nike-Colin Kaepernick deal but by looking at our history, seeking to understand and working toward forgiveness.