Sunday, February 28, 2021

God will never cancel you out!

You Can't be Cancelled Out!

By: Mary Jean Marquez

This crazy culture, called cancel culture goes against all that is good and right. Do not accept this one sided way of thinking and doing, and do not cower to it. It is a disgusting evil way to exist. 

As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said, "Culture does not make people. People make culture.", and this cancel culture made by intolerant people, is not acceptable, and must not be tolerated. We live in the most powerful and beautiful country America, how in the world can we live united and at peace, when cancel culture rejects American values? 

Bobby Jindal shared "Our culture, language, history, and values are vital to uniting us as a nation.", and  Mahatma Ghandi shared, "A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people."

We live in such an insane time where certain groups of folks want to cancel out anyone they don't agree with, and cancel out everything they don't like in order to meet their perverse and selfish agendas. To me, this is childish, and wrong in so many levels, and quite honestly, it is cowardly!

The good news is,  God will never cancel His children out!

Let's start off by looking at the meaning of the word Cancel/Cancelled: Dismiss, reject, erase, obliterate, no longer considered or usable, to bring to nothingness-DESTROY, invalidate, deface-trash/vandalize, to remove or delete, abandon, abort-terminate prematurely, call off, drop, rescind-take away, intolerant - a) unwilling to grant equal freedom of expression especially in religious matters. b) unwilling to grant or share social, political, professional rights = Bigoted.

 Wowza! this seemingly simple word can be quite dangerous and destructive when used to obliterate people and their freedoms, especially freedom of speech.

Let's also look at the meaning of the word Culture: grow, promote, polish, refine, civilization, life, lifestyle, society, customs, manners, values, traditions, subculture/sub society-a group that has beliefs and behaviors that are 'different' from the main groups within a culture or society, heritage, legacy, tradition, folklore ... 

This is a beautiful word that describes all types of peoples that were meant to be different. God made us diverse and unique in every way. Let's show grace and respect for one another's way of thinking and believing without hostility, or misplaced offense. 

Lets agree to disagree with peace and 'maturity' at the helm of our lives. We must live with one another in this world, let's be cordial, and wisely sociable. Grow Up!

Seems to me that these two words, cancel and culture, just don't go together - they don't jive. Groups of people trying to cancel each other out because of differences, is asinine. These folks are clearly showing a lack of good sense and judgment, and will eventually backfire on them. 

Personally, I seek God and not man. Man is clearly flawed and susceptible to being deceived by evil, and bullied to silence and submission. Stand strong in your convictions, and values. Don't be easily swayed or bullied into believing what society is spewing out. 

Tune into God, not the lying news, social media outlets [who have lost my complete trust and respect], or misled people in your circle.

No one has a right to cancel me out because I am a Woman, Christian, and Conservative, and no one has a right to cancel you out for your beliefs and values either. No one has the right to silence, or try to bring anyone to nothingness - no one! These folks are playing a dangerous game, and karma will eventually find them.

I penned the following on a piece of paper as I meditated, and prayed for this broken, lost world we live in; especially my beautiful America under the current oppressive leadership. I would like you to personalize it for yourself, as it is a powerful reminder of who you truly are in Christ Jesus as a believer.

"I am not just a Woman. I am from the lineage of Abraham, which means, I am a part of the covenant that God made with Abraham. I have rights and privileges because I am in the family line of Abraham. I am a child of the Most High God. I belong to God, therefore I am highly blessed and favored. There are no limitations! I am FREE and loosed from all that tries to hold me back. I am FREE and empowered. I am released into all of God's blessings. I am released into new levels in every area of my life. I, as a believer and child of the most High God, cannot be cancelled out by anyone in society, or any government!" - Mary Jean Marquez (2/24/2021, 7:37 a.m.)

People may try to tear us down and cancel us out due to our beliefs and values, but it is impossible to do so because of who we belong to! God is always with us. He upholds our lives with His righteous right hand, and strengthens us with His faith and courage. Do not fear or lose hope! Stand strong in your faith, and do not allow yourself to be cancelled out by anyone. We are all precious to our Father God, and live under His protection and blessing as a people and nation. (Psalm 91, Psalm 23).

No worries, because God says, "They will fight against you, but they will not overcome you, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord" (Jeremiah 1:19)

Here are some reminders of how precious you are to God, and no matter what goes on in this crazy world, God will always cover your life with His favor, and give His angels charge over you to protect you in ALL of your ways. You (we) cannot be cancelled out!

~You are a creation of God and He formed your inward parts; He covered you in your mother’s womb. Praise Him, for you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are His works, and that your soul knows very well. (Psalm 139: 13-14)

~You are so valued by God, that even the hairs on your head are numbered! (Luke 12:7)

~God has such an incredible love for you that He keeps track of your tears. When you call out to Him, He hears and answers your prayers, and collects your every tear in a bottle [tears of sorrow, tears of joy, tears of pain, tears of intercession]. (Psalm 56:8)  

 You are so loved by God!


Let us keep in the forefront of our minds, that we may all have different beliefs, religions, languages, colored skin, cultures, histories, political views, but we all belong to ONE human race. 

My prayer is that God would lighten hardened hearts, and help people show respect toward those who are different from themselves. We grow and learn from our unique differences, and when we humble ourselves, and show kindness toward people's unique differences, we give harmony, common respect and love a chance to change today's cancel culture to an "accepting culture" - a culture willing to regard something or someone with acceptance rather than with hostility or fear!

Seek God first, and allow Him to guide you in navigating life's journey in these chaotic days. God bless us all! 

Respectfully! Mary Jean Marquez

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