False Perception – False Security



In the wake of racial and social tension across this nation one of the systemic factors is fear of the unknown. Those who fear do not have a desired sense of security, regardless of the origin of fear.

Possessing a false perception of perceived threat can perpetuate the need of false security. Either the sense of security leads one feeling secure or the sense of vulnerability leads one fearful and  insecure. In these instances, both are false perceptions.

Security is not a surety or a guarantee, it only offers a sense of well-being. Fear is often connected to perception and is not always based on reality.

So, what does one do without security? Should one react to protect him or herself? Of course, but the question more importantly, what’s the best recourse of action to ensure protection?

The truth is, rendering evil for evil equals evil and this is not the solution. It does not produce the solution but exasperates the problem.

Demonstrating empathy and kindness towards victims of despicable acts of racism and terror alone will not provide the solution to change the forces of evil, but it will impede the spread of infectious evil forces.

Well, what is the answer? There is NO single answer to systemic and complex problems. There is  need for collaborative efforts of individuals sharing differences to ensure all benefit in a created assimilation of security. In other words, there is more need to “reason together” instead of generate efforts to “divide asunder.”

Overall, there are benefits of laying aside the perception of “what appears” and become better informed of “what is.” There is more strength in unity than separate disparities of individualistic thinking.

It’s time to join forces in unity with those sharing like-minds, and in time, divisiveness is dispel and helplessness can dissipate. Only then can security become a reality not in appearance only.


15 thoughts on “False Perception – False Security

  1. Good Morning Yvonne, and thank you for your post. I have been rendered speechless and unable to write until today…Many apologies in advance for the long reply!
    What unimaginable horror unfolding right before our eyes. Words alone are not enough to stop what’s being unleashed. There must be an acknowledgement of systematic injustice towards blacks that’s never gone away since the abolishment of slavery. We are a great nation, and have made many steps forward but it’s not enough. It’s not enough for the body to just stop engaging in sin, there must be an awareness of wrong (negative) behavior, an internal desire for change towards a right (positive) behavior, and accountability partners to ensure that forward momentum’s maintained. Words are powerful, but one of the more basic and restrictive forms of expressing ourselves. Our actions also speak, sometimes inappropriately and destructively, and last week’s actions have been spoken in heartbreaking volumes.
    Some won’t agree with the next answer in that as a NATION we must repent of our systemic sin. The Apostle Paul recounts God’s answer to Solomon’s prayer in 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV) says, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” When we offer our lives in service of God, we are likely to go on successfully in our affairs. It was Solomon’s praise, that what he undertook, he went through with; it was by the grace of God that he prospered in it. Following this example, let us then stand in awe, and sin not. Let us fear the Lord’s displeasure, hope in his mercy, and walk in his commandments.
    Blessings, Crystal

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    1. Thanks Crystal, no apologies needed. I believe you have eloquently depicted from both a spiritual and natural perspective the state of this nation. You are correct, we must repent and move forward. It is healing that we need and only God can do that. I am reminded of the children of Israel, in Exodus 3 where it speaks of the Lord’s ear was on those who cried out because of injustice.


  2. “There is more strength in unity than the separate disparities of individualistic thinking.”
    You’re so right. How can we ever find common ground and responsible, long-lasting solutions until we see each other through the eyes of our Creator?

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  3. Great post. Fear of the unknown is exactly what keeps us divided. The day that we step out of our comfort zone to seek to establish relationship with someone who doesn’t look like us, is the day we begin to move toward unity.

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