Pick Your Fight

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To say our world is whirling out of control would be an understatement!  Everywhere we look, there is corruption of all sorts, “human trafficking”… let’s call it for what it is, sexual slavery.  There’s political unrest, religious persecution, economic depression, oppression built on propagandas and others that are legitimate, killing of innocent lives through abortions, wars, and drug related crimes.  While we are looking at this problem over here, another issue pops up over there.  Our heads are constantly spinning from looking about and from the realization that these events are truly taking place in our world.

Several years ago, I watched the movie, Matrix and its sequels.  I love movies with action and intrigue.  Except, life right now is pretty much reflecting that movie.  If you haven’t seen Matrix the main concept was that these characters were seeing only mirrored images of what their minds were able to grasp because seeing “the real world” as it was, would be too frightening.  Kind of sounds like us today, huh?  However, we can see our world around us; so what is it that we are NOT capable of seeing?  What could be more frightening than what we are already witnessing with our own eyes?  As I have previously mentioned in my June blog, I am a Christian.  Anything that I will be writing is based on my beliefs and what I feel the Lord wants me to share.  Those of you who are sitting on the fencepost, unsure of believing in an “invisible” God, it’s from that belief, I will take you.  Yes, we cannot see the physical body of God but we can see all that surrounds us, that makes up this beautifully complex world we live in.  God made everything that lives and breathes; everything else are inanimate objects made by man.  The difference between manmade and God made is that, God breathed life, and an individual soul into each human being; manmade items are empty and devoid of a soul or breath.  Once an individual can grasp that concept, hopefully, the following paragraphs will have more credence.

The condition of this world is not going to change for the better because this world is not proactive but reactive.  It’s through reactions that regulations are made for the “betterment of humanity”.  When someone goes out and unloads a semi-automatic on a bunch of innocent lives, our solution is to make more laws to stop law-abiding citizens from owning guns.  With rational thinking, one can see that the semi-automatic didn’t just walk in on its own inanimate (soulless) self, and reek havoc!  No, it was a man (with a soul), who made that decision.  A person who chooses to do this is the responsible party.  Because he/she is lawless, they do not care whether they have broken any laws.  It is only those that live by the law, who obey.  Laws are supposed to govern citizens in a way that guides us to what is lawful and to abstain from unlawfulness.  Laws are supposed protect the innocent and manage life in an orderly manner.  Laws are not for oppressing and enslaving.  When man turns from The Laws which were given by God, (i.e. Ten Commandments, and the Bible), then the world’s reaction to making laws becomes undistinguishable, thus, unimportant because all is important.  Right now, we are watching our government decaying with each Executive Order our president writes and before long, our Constitution will only be a mirrored image of what it once was!

We are living in a world of smoke and mirrors, like the Matrix.  In this movie, the characters were unable to see their real world, which gave them a sense of normalcy, a sense of false security.  Once the main characters saw the truth and that they were living a lie, the matrix was out to kill them.  So what is it that we are NOT seeing?  It’s spiritual warfare.  We may see the outcome but we do not actually see the spirits at battle.  Thank goodness, right?  Spiritual warfare are demonic souls and godly souls, fighting against one another for our souls.  There is so many demonic movies in our theatres that I am concerned it has desensitized people from having an actual healthy respect for good and evil.  Choosing to neither believe in either one, doesn’t exempt one from judgment but has already decided the verdict!  It’s like being in a house fire.  A person can either decide ‘yes, no joke, my home is on fire’ and get out and be saved, or, can rationalize that it’s not really a fire, and stay in the fire and suffer the consequences for one’s choice.

In the world’s current outlook, we have so many concerns about EVERTHING from being “PC”, to Jesus being offensive to the world, to terrorism abroad, to our Constitution being eradicated, to something as simple as do we protect a professional sports team’s trademark.  How does an individual keep sane through so much turmoil?  We have to pick our fight.  How do we pick our fight? Based on each individual’s belief system or lack thereof, there will be different ideas with various results.  For me, the fight is determined by what is longstanding when it’s all said and done.  The earth was formed and created by God as are the very elements (wind, fire and water), and these very same elements can destroy the earth and will take lives.  The only thing that cannot be destroyed by these elements are souls!  As a human being in my weak attempts, I try to “pick my fights” through obeying the very laws that were put into motion by God, and focus on where I may be able to make a difference.  Christians were given the great command to go into the world and to preach the good news that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and He is my Savior and Lord of my life.  However, Christians are not to stop there, we’re to help our lost brothers and sisters by loving and encouraging them to approach and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior so that they too, may receive forgiveness of their sins and gain eternal life.  Nothing else matters.  I’m not saying I don’t care about what is happening around the world and in my back yard but rather, because I choose to pick my fight, it will always be for the Kingdom of God.  He is in control of all matter, not I.  “Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.” Psalm 90:2 (NKJV).

There is hope and order through God’s laws.  He will give you direction and cover your fears.  “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV).