Ten Things Your ‘Race’ Cannot Tell You

1. Race cannot tell you the purpose of your life.  The social color of your skin is not a crystal ball, a sign of good fortune or an omen of back luck.  The prophet Jeremiah records the voice of the Lord saying, “I know the plans I have for you, plans for your welfare, not for your disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (29.11).

2. Race cannot tell you that the social color of your skin will determine your success.  See Jeremiah 29.11

3. Race cannot tell you the future for your life. The social color of your skin is not a map and should not be asked for directions. See Jeremiah 29.11

4. Race cannot tell you that your life is hopeless. See Jeremiah 29.11

5. Race cannot tell you how you appear to God. The story of David’s selection as king revealed this wisdom: “Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart” (I Samuel 16.7).

6. Race cannot tell you that you have power or that you are powerless because “all power belongs to God” (Psalm 62.11).

7. Race cannot tell you what to do.  Race does not have to have a say in your life.  You have a choice in the matter.  “In (God), we live, move and have our being” (Acts 17.28).

8. Race cannot tell you that you are a mistake.  “The LORD is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all his works” (Psalms 145:17).  “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalms 119:89).  Just because race has no place for you does not mean that you are not supposed to be here.  God creates with words. If God didn’t want you here, he would not have said your name.  That settles it.

9. Race cannot tell you that God doesn’t love you because “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever should believe in him would not perish but have eternal life” (John 3.16).  The world would include every continent, country, county and culture.  Don’t be fooled by race and worse still, don’t be a fool of race.

10. Race cannot tell you what God cannot do in the world and with your life.  See Jeremiah 29.11, Romans 8.28, and II Corinthians 5.16-17.

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