Too often, we allow society to dictate our behaviour.
Societal norms are unwritten rules about how to behave in various social and cultural groups; it also determines what is good, right, fair and just.
It is time we ask ourselves,
Take a moment to consider whether you fall on the side of embracing societal norms or embracing the word of God and allowing the word to cultivate a spiritual faith within you.
This table shows some contrasting actions that society dictates and what God desires.
Society tells us a few things such as:
×Do what you want as long as it makes you happy
×If it feels good then do it.
Don't get me wrong, these are good statements they just need to be modified.
Are you ready for some harsh truth?
Bullying is a topic that has plagued our society for years. How does one face their bullies?
Bullying can be viewed as an on-going and deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power, or perceived power over one or more persons who feel unable to stop it from happening.
Of course, as human beings, our new norm is to research it on Google. "Hey Google, how do we deal with bullies?"
The usual answers range from being confident, staying in groups, avoiding the bully, telling an adult or person with authority, standing up for yourself and ignoring the bully, amongst other strategies and techniques. While I mostly agree on these tactics, the best one, to me, is prayer.
My name is Serena Richards and I, along with other helpful contributors, and of course the inspiration of God have written these posts as a source of help FOR YOU <3