Do you hate the cur­rent gov­ern­ment? What about your life? What about the polit­i­cal issues around?

I’ve noticed that social media has been a great tool for us to express our­selves, our ideas, and our emo­tions but today, it makes more peo­ple divi­sive than ever before.

With the polit­i­cal issues going on, peo­ple start­ed spread­ing hate rather than love and appre­ci­a­tion. I’ve also seen some “opin­ion­at­ed friends”, debat­ing in Face­book, some says they are Chris­tians but there’s a lot of hatred on what they are rant­i­ng about, rather being the salt and the light, they are tox­ic to someone’s life.

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While there is free­dom of expres­sion, I respect that each of us has the right to voice our opin­ions, but would it more ben­e­fi­cial for us if we just keep it to our­selves and instead try to sup­port each oth­er?

Sad­ly, there’s so much hatred going on. As a Fil­ipino, I’ve seen that we have become more divid­ed than we have ever been in the his­to­ry. Now if you are the one com­plain­ing about your job, your life and about the gov­ern­ment, I want you to think what’s going on to the oth­er part of the world. What if you were not born in the Philip­pines and God made you a Syr­i­an or an Iraqi?

What if you even­tu­al­ly die tomor­row and you still have that hatred in your heart?

I sug­gest, that we must be grate­ful instead of where we are right now and what we are expe­ri­enc­ing right now. We should learn to accept the things that we can­not change since the gov­ern­ment was insti­tut­ed by God and He alone directs the course of the nations.

Before we air our opin­ions, con­sid­er this check­list:

  • Is my opin­ion help­ful?
  • Is my opin­ion good for the coun­try?
  • Who will ben­e­fit from my opin­ion?
  • If you have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to help the gov­ern­ment, what would you do?
  • Will my opin­ion will bless my coun­try or it will just pro­mote hatred and divi­sion?
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Sad­ly, there are peo­ple who just love to com­plain but when they asked this ques­tions, they answered none.

Check your­self, Am I being a tox­ic to oth­er peo­ple because of my own opin­ions? Would you rather save a rela­tion­ship by keep­ing your opin­ion to your­self or you want to make ene­mies out of it?

With a lot of issues that needs to be set­tled, I rather trust God dur­ing this time and take the time to pray for my coun­try, for the Pres­i­dent and for the peo­ple. Didn’t God was the one who com­mand­ed us to sub­mit to the gov­ern­ing author­i­ties?

I choose to be grate­ful. I choose not to curse my coun­try but rather bless it with the words from my mouth. How about you?.




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