The average human being is always caught up with happiness. How to get this and that, how to have fun, how to mask pain, and somewhere in between, we get proud of having such experience that we express in our social media accounts.
What happens when all of it is gone? When time has outgrown it? When the experience only produces pain of recalling what is past? There is nothing but a big void left in one’s heart.
So often I see a lot of people wear their pride whether it be their sexuality, place, knowledge, group, business, religion and reputation. Admittedly, I care about my reputation (future) that much, but I get blown away by the fact that “Whatever the future holds, I am held so firm by a great and powerful force of love—JESUS.
“Jesus loves you,” you hear these words often from those who believe in him, and some rejoice, some sulk and some just don’t get it and they’re thinking this person is weird. These are just how people REACT to His love and sadly, there hasn’t been any room to ACCEPT that love in our hearts, because all day long, we fill our hearts with our SELFISH desires. All week long, we PRACTICE what has been preached, yet there’s really no value in STRIVING TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT IN HIS WORD because we love to be comforted and hate to be tested.
Nobody likes to suffer, so we play the roles we like for ourselves.
Let me tell those that suffer now, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18, ESV
We have got to put to death the notion that we can skip suffering and enjoy shortcuts that compromise our faith—sexual immorality, covetousness, impurity, foolish talk, crude joking, flattery, debauchery, sorcery and the like. (Read Ephesians 5:1-21)
2 Timothy 2:22-26 “So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.”
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