We’ve all been labeled or labeled someone at some point…… Whether it’s by our physical appearance, or religious affiliation, or our skin color. Here are some examples of labels:
- too skinny, too fat,
- too emotional, depressed, talks too fast, quiet, shy
- geek, nerd, smart, stupid, idiot, retard, jock, hipster
- woman, man
- straight, gay,
- liberal, conservative, democrat, republican
- christian, muslim, catholic
- black, white, purple, green, etc
In some way or another society has given us labels. Friends, can we stop?
When we label others, we are giving them a title. we are isolating them and excluding them. when we label others, we are not seeing them as they were made in christ.
Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
God has created each one of us. He has given us immense value in that we are created in HIS image. When we use those labels as insults, or in a way that prevents us from seeing other people as being created in the image of God it becomes a problem.
Instead of seeing each other through the lenses of labels given to us by society, how about we start appreciating and praising the wonder things about one another? Let us not allow the labels to prevent us from loving on others. Let us not be so blinded by these labels that we forget to view each other as being created by the same God we were.
Let’s all spread a little more joy, peace and love and stop with the labels.
<3 Elizabeth Louise