Demographic research allows the researcher to become privy to information such as cultural differences, economic status, educational background and various areas of information. Yet I must say the research will only divulge what is obvious.
A couple of months ago, I was having a very in-depth conversation, sitting in what I believe to be an upscale suburban neighborhood. This neighborhood sits in what I also believe and "statistics" have stated to be one of the elite counties in America. This county resides in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the USA.
It took me less than an hour to realize that ignorance does not have a specific zip code. Ignorance is not a demographic, it is not a culture, its not an educational background of lack thereof. Ignorance is an unconsciousness or being unaware. It is the lack of comprehension in the most minor circumstance.
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee..."
It is a dishonor to God to reject the teaching, knowledge and application of His Word. The scripture explains that the people of God are destroyed for the lack or absence of knowledge.
As previously stated, I was in the midst of a very intense time of ministry, in a beautiful neighborhood, the birds were singing, the sun was shining, the trees glimmering, and out of nowhere I hear and see the prime example of "ignorance". This belligerent example of ignorance continued to swear, sweat, while displaying a hand gesture with one hand, while carrying an alcoholic beverage in the other.
My guest and I attempted to explain momentarily our "rights" as residents of the neighborhood. However at this point, I believe the "ignorance" enhanced with the alcohol fueled an unhealthy situation.
While I understand, I along with my guest could have enlightened the person of our educational background, our religious standing, along with our multi-faceted ministry gifts and callings. But for some reason, I don't believe at the level of anger which was displayed it would have mattered.
As a Lady Leader, I chose to use the knowledge presented and act accordingly. The only knowledge I had at this point was the fact, "ignorance has no zip code." What would it gain me if "ignorance" decided to brandish a weapon? I made the decision to not perish in a moment which could be defused with a departure on my part.
I may have had a "right", but to argue the "reason" with someone who is displaying numerous aspects of ignorance is not wise. There are several possible outcomes to this eye-opening situation.
I wanted to share this to speak to many Lady Leader's -I say to you having the knowledge and applying Godly wisdom is much more important that what our flesh considers winning! Many lives have been lost in an attempt to prove a point. You are who the Lord says you are and that's what matters! I want you to know you have a divine demographic you are a Kingdom Resident! A Royal Priesthood!
Walk In Power,
Dr. BJ Relefourd
Lady LaKesia Scott- Editorial Proofreader
Women of Power Woman of the Year 2014