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Unconscious Bias

I want to take you on a kind of unconscious bias journey.

How do you see the world around you?

We respond positively to people who we receive to be like us, and act against those who seems to be different. That’s alright in a life and death situation but not quite right among Christians, especially when dealing with God.

What is unconscious bias?

Unconscious bias refers to a bias that we are unaware of, and which happens outside of our control. It is a bias that happens automatically and is triggered by our brain making quick judgments and assessments of people and situations, influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences.

These mental shortcuts may lead us astray, especially when they cause us to misjudge people.

When we see anyone, whether you think about it or not we automatically make judgements about them, and some assumptions we make on people can have lasting effects on people, for example those we serve God with.

I asked above that how do you see the world? 

We all have this sort of problem, that sometimes we don’t see things aright. But obviously some would say, me bias! No I am not. Apathy is what destroys us my friend. But after a real introspection we despair and then conclude, well that’s me I guess I can’t change.

Romans 3:3-6 says, "For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man) God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?"

You may say I guess I can’t change, but the truth is you can, especially when confronted with truth, that, "thou mightest be justified." Let God be true! He said you can see right, hear right and walk right. It’s never to late for you to change my friend, never.

What should you do next?

My pastor taught me, admit! But what are you to admit? 

"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one." Romans 3:10-12.

Admit it that on your own you can do nothing. It is how God sees the world that should matter to you. You need help from above. "Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus." Romans 3:24-26.

He harnesses on our behalf these our mental shortcomings and shortcuts whichever it is that deceive or cause us to misjudge people. To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

God bless,
Laurence 
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