I don’t think I’m alone in this, but it doesn’t even matter if I am or not. I am saddened, repulsed, disgusted and disappointed on a daily basis. At least for a moment. That moment happens when I open any given social media and see human behavior at an all time grotesque state. Unfortunately now in a digital world, you are slammed on a daily basis witnessing tragedy after tragedy, your eyes cannot help but see ignorance and hatred everywhere.
I know for myself personally as a believer in Yeshua, Jesus Christ I’m supposed to know these things would happen and I’m supposed to allow the Holy Spirit to lead me and guide me in these times, I’m supposed to let the love of God shine in me like a light for those around me in darkness and to be honest with you? Sometimes I want to quit. I get so disgusted every time I open a social media platform, every time I hear about another school shooting, see someone getting killed unjustly by law enforcement, watching people post some of the most vicious and hateful words I’ve ever read, and the children… My God the children. I can’t stomach one more senseless death of a child.
I had a moment the other day quietly by myself with God and just broke down like “Lord… how? How am I supposed to do this? I’m trying to do what you told me to do and I can’t “. I sat there quiet and an image of a Lighthouse flashes across my mind and then that quiet still voice, that has the capability of drowning you in perfect peace that you can only relate to if you have a personal relationship with God said “a lighthouse is most effective in the darkness.” I sat there and cried. Legit cried. The darker it is, the brighter the lighthouse light becomes.
So I decided to share this because believers have different positions, jobs, titles, but ALL have the same assignment. Your job may be inside a church, out in the street, at the grocery store, in your blog, at your office, in the mall, on instagram … it doesn’t matter. Don’t compare yourself to other believers, don’t get distracted from your job because you’re busy debating someone else’s job. We all get weary and yes, sometimes it “appears” that the wickedness is winning and there’s a lot of people who call themselves believers and their social media feeds make it impossible to tell them apart from people who don’t know Christ at all…. BUT we were told these things would happen (2nd Timothy 3:1-9). This is not the time to get weary (Revelation 12:11) it’s not the time to argue denomination or name translations (1 Corinthians 12:12). One day soon, people will be so tired of the state of the world that they will welcome with open arms one world order and a one world religion. If you turned off people’s phones and debit cards tonight, they’d line up by the thousands in the morning to take a microchip if it meant getting access to their money and the internet. (Revelation 13:16)
So my strength is renewed in this and I hope this will encourage those of you who have also become weary, they don’t have to like you. They don’t have to agree with you, they don’t have to listen, and they don’t have to believe. If you saw them crossing the street and a car was coming, you would yell , WATCH OUT! At that point they can make a decision to watch out or keep going. With something so precious as a soul and where you’ll spend eternity, I would never want to see anyone I knew or ever had any interaction with, standing before God being denied access to Heaven and seeing me there and asking why didn’t I tell them the truth. What would be a good enough excuse? Because I was afraid they wouldn’t like me anymore? What excuse or apology could I give? I can live with someone not liking me, I can live with people calling me names, I can live with someone disagreeing with me, but I don’t want to bear the burden of not telling them the truth.
So in whatever country, state, region, city, industry, or platform God has given to you personally? Be wise, win souls, and do not give up. It’s always darkest before dawn and someone, somewhere is looking for the light you carry.
Sounds like a funny question, right? Most people think “well everyone knows who God is…” but the truth is, they don’t. So these are some very personal questions that are really only for you to ask yourself because the answers are really between you and God.
Who is God to you?
When you pray, and if you pray to God, who are you speaking to?
If you only call on God when someone is sick or you have a need of some sort, who is it you’re calling?
Are you referring to the same God that’s in the bible or a different one?
The reason it’s important to ask yourself these questions is because we are living in a very dangerous time. We are living in a time where an alarming number of “End-Time” Bible prophecies are manifesting themselves. I don’t want to spend too much time talking about that right now because there are many people (I myself was included at one point)who frankly don’t have a clue who God actually is or what the Bible says. Over the years many people adapted a “type” of Christianity that was mainly only because it was passed down from their family and these religious traditions were only that, religious traditions. Many people were never taught how to have a personal relationship with God or that was even possible, many people don’t have any idea what the criteria is to actually get into heaven and they’re just under the impression only murders go to hell, but one of the worst things in my opinion is that since many people were never taught or encouraged to read the Bible for themselves, they practiced many “traditions” that were part of a religious culture which actually are nowhere, anywhere in the actual Bible with some of them going directly against what it says in the scriptures.
You see, the God of the Bible gave us a one-way ticket to heaven and that is through His son, Jesus Christ.
John 3:16 (NKJV)16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Some will say that there’s many roads to God and the bible tells us different. Jesus himself said,
John 14:6 (NKJV)6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Society may change, but God does not change. Just because the majority is doing something, doesn’t make it right (the exact same way your parents told you they didn’t care what your friends were doing because they weren’t their parents). Just because God and His laws are not as honored among the majority as it once was, does not mean in anyway, shape, or form that God’s law has changed. God has given us all the beautiful gift of free will. He has a constant invitation on the table for you to personally get to know Him. Not one of us is perfect, nor will we ever be but we can absolutely be forgiven for all of the ways we have that are unpleasing to God and enjoy the assurance of eternal life.
You don’t have to take my word for it because honestly, I’m nobody special. I can only testify to the fact that knowing Christ on an intimate level has made me a better person and saved my life. If the God you say you believe in is the God of the Bible, pick up a Bible, start reading and ask God to reveal Himself to you. If you have no idea where to start? The book of Matthew, Proverbs, and Psalms are very easy to understand. I strongly encourage you to make an informed decision before the day falls upon us where the window of opportunity to make a choice is closed. Although you may have “better things to do” then read the Bible, ask yourself if you will be okay with making the conscious choice not to find out who God truly is and then one day have to stand before Him?