I’m sure you’ve heard about the latest kids cartoon seemingly forcing a worldly mindset on our youth; Authur an “innocent” child’s show recently aired an episode where the teacher, who is male, marries another male character. As I read the news article about this story I was appauled. As I scrolled with utter disbelief and continued to read I felt the Lord speak softly to me- “why are you so surprised that the world is acting like the world?”
well, He did it again y’all. Left me speechless.
“you’re right” I softly muttered as scripture began to flood my soul - “come out from the world and be ye separate” seemed to replay like a CD on repeat. Why is it that we become so discouraged and so bogged down by the actions and reactions of this world when they are behaving in typical fashion for unsaved folk?
Now- calm down ... this is not a prideful post placing myself above those “of the world”. Goodness gracious I needed Jesus just as mush as the worst sinner you can think of. And I still need him, every moment of every day. And I pray that God will use me as a light to lead those lost in this world out of darkness. So please, don’t miss my point. My point here is that we often stress and worry over things that we simply shouldn’t be weighed down with.
When a duck waddles, quacks and swims we don’t get bent out of shape. We expect it. So why then so we become so flustered at the actions of this world when they are behaving just as they know how?
Am I no longer concerned with the fact that the world seems to be ”going to hell in a hand basket”? Absolutely not. It breaks my heart, my soul longs to touch and lead the lost and hurting to our savior. But I must be sure my heartache for the world fuels my prayer life, and not anxiety, worry or uncertainty.
The word tells us that we are placed in this world but we are not of it. We are not Fashioned by it and we are not to be influenced by it either. We must stand sure footed on the scripture and remind ourselves that this world is not our home, we are simply passing through.
So I challenge you today, and in the days to come to not become so impressed with the cares of this world that they fuel anxiety for you and your household. But simply rest in knowing that you are not a part of this world system, and you are protected by the blood of the lamb. You are called to be separate. You have a royal bloodline and you will continue to be a beacon of light to this dark and dying world.
They want what you have friend, this world is longing for a “true Christian” someone who doesn’t worry and fall prey to fear. They long to see someone so sure of their Heavenly Father that they truly embody joy.
So, here’s to living above the clouds My friend.
Until next time,