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Rick Perry to his marketing crew, "Guys, work with me here...let's create an ad that everyone who does not agree with me simply will hate. Inflame our enemy. Make them dislike it so much that there vitriol will be our supporters rally cry! Yes, this is how I will win our nomination". Perhaps that is how it went down. Perhaps not. Perhaps he's thinking, "I was just standing for my beliefs, but it kinda backfired: oops."
Regardless of his position or thinking, I learned a valuable lesson from his video and feedback of 630 000+ dislikes. We should spend less time proclaiming what we stand against, and more time sharing what we stand for.
Not to beat up my own faith, but all too often Christians are caught standing against things. I read a cool book that pointed this out and Rick Perry seems to highlight this to a tee. His blunder can be my opportunity. What do I stand for?
I stand for loving others. Caring for others. Forgiving others and serving others.
I stand for learning, thinking and working hard. I stand for learning from my mistakes and being open when I am in the wrong. These are not area's of perfection in my life...however, they are area's I desire to improve in. What do you stand for?