Being Instant And Why It's Important
I’m always reminded that the Apostle Paul’s admonition to Timothy to “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, with all long-suffering and doctrine” (2 Timothy 4:2; KJV) is not instructive for preaching only. It is one of the single most important and powerful things we can do to reach people with the truth.
Saturday afternoon, in the process of expressing my complaint pursuant to my being inconvenienced due to the poor service of others, the woman who had placed herself in my cross-hairs by attempting to reason with me over what I saw (and I argue rightly so) as indifference, incompetence, and personal inconvenience, inexplicably opened the door for me to explain why Obama is bad for America.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]She likened her company as being not unlike Obama who was “working so hard with no one helping him,” i.e., no one appreciates what her company, like Obama, is trying to do for them. It was off to school from there.
I immediately moved our conversation from why I was dissatisfied with her company to why Obama was bad for America. My response to her analogy was that in “my opinion (shared by untold others) Obama was the worst thing for America.” I had a very good idea where her treatise for him would start, so rather than wait I turned the conversation there. I referenced his over-the-top and reckless spending.
As I expected, she blamed Bush and gave the inculcated, reflexive response that Obama had told us it would be necessary for him to increase spending because of the debt Bush had piled up. I explained that was a fallacious story intended to justify his spending; I said he was practicing Keynesian economics, and I explained why Keynesian economics doesn’t work.
Anticipating her responses, I took her to issues that she, if honest, would be forced to agree with me on or remain silent which would still give us ground for reasoned debate which is always preferable to the alternative approach (albeit I’m comfortable with either).
I told her that he had invoked God’s blessings on Planned Parenthood and that he had praised Planned Parenthood for the good work that they do. All she could say was “Whaaatttt?” I followed that up by explaining who Margaret Sanger was and her role as a eugenicist.
As I detailed Obama’s stand on abortion, she was aghast. I said the media celebrates the wrong type women as being strong and successful. I said strong, successful women are those who choose not to let men take advantage of them and end up pregnant and at abortion clinics.
I told her she wasn’t aware of what I was sharing because she listens to media that does not want the public to know the truth. I supported my assertion with the lies Eason Jordan told pursuant to Iraq when he was Iraqi bureau chief for CNN. I also told her about Mark Ivancic the bigoted liar whom I caught red-handed changing my copyrighted, syndicated work to read as something I did not intend.
I told her that was why she couldn’t trust the sources she was reading in her local papers. I explained that the readers of the Bradford Era newspaper which employs Ivancic had no idea they were reading as factual that which he had doctored. I shared that Ivancic was allegedly observed changing copyrighted work from liberal syndicated essayists that did not follow his liberal bias. She was astonished that people the public trusted to provide the truth were so defiantly dishonest. I told her that the urban talk radio stations she listened to had the worst charlatans as program hosts. She asked where I got my news and opinions from and I told her.
I told her about the Obama woman saying she was only proud of America after her husband was elected. I told her about the Obama woman wallowing around and humping on the floor supposedly doing pushups on the set of lesbian Ellen Degeneres’ show. I asked her what other woman in Obama’s position had she seen behave like that. She answered truthfully saying “none.”
I said that, as First Lady, she should be advocating and bringing attention to the human trafficking of women and children being forced to be sexual slaves. Again she agreed with me.
I shared my philosophy on being an American juxtaposed to a color. She responded that what I was saying made sense.
She spoke about herself and how she poised herself for success. Based on what she shared about her views on making something of herself, I gambled that I knew the answer to my next question before I asked it. I asked her matter of factly how many abortions she had before she was out of school en route to the career she now has. She answered as I anticipated saying “None. Not me.” I followed up with “Why not?” She answered, “Because my mamma didn’t play that.” She was not prepared for what I shared next.
I told her that in 1964, when the Civil Rights Act was signed, 87 percent of blacks lived in married two-parent homes and that 40 percent of blacks were business owners. I then asked her “now you tell me what has happened?”
We left the conversation there. She indicated that she wanted to talk again, but even if that we don’t, I’ve planted the seeds of awakening that I’m confident will cause her to question what she hears and inspire in her a restlessness for truth.
We spend too much time worrying about whom we can get to speak for us and ignore the most effective means of reaching the lost and indoctrinated — and that is looking for every opportunity to share not just our faith but why our ideology is best for America. I didn’t argue liberal or conservative as such, albeit, I could have. I shared information with her that made her think and question what she heard and read.[adsanity id=8320 align=alignleft /]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here