Human nature is absolutely amazing but at the same time disappointing. It’s in our nature to often disregard the things we see everyday. We disregard the roof over our heads, we disregard the company of family and friends. People of my age are prone to viewing themselves as unworthy of the public. We disregard our remarkable intelligence, the brilliance of our youthful bodies and our skills and abilities which mark us and make us different to others.
We are so consumed by the world and its influences. We are often worried about our finances, schooling, work, careers and friends which today don’t act at all as true friends. We have little time for the important things in life which we’ve been born to do. Instead, we regard hectic, time-consuming activities of our day like work, shopping, chores and meetings of paramount importance as to spending time with our family. It’s sad but it is the reality.
I was just thinking that after the Christmas and New Year season had passed, many of us would hardly ever spend time with the ones we love, with those rare occasions. And I get it, your work is very important to you. And there is nothing wrong with worrying over it, in my opinion, until it starts to become a very large part of you. When apart from normal human necessities, work is the other side to you. When we become so antisocial the thought of bonding and the existence of a family vanishes completely from our mind until someone or some thought will put itself in a place of clarity that he/she will finally step out of the life they’ve allowed themselves to get too used to.
But that’s not always the case. There won’t always be a thought or a someone to ignite the feeling or passion of having the company of human affection and care which brings out the best in you and me. Have you ever heard of the porcupine story and how it tells us that to be together is better than to be independent? The porcupines found out that though they had warmth when they were together in the cold winter, their prickly backs were offering anything other than comfort. They decided that it would be wise to leave each other and be alone. Soon though, they discovered that they much preferred their previous position. Even though there were the very unimportant drawbacks of their warmth, all that mattered was that they were safe and comfortable at least from the cold of winter. In the end, they were just as they were at the start. But today, many people haven’t come to that position just yet.
Sometimes we don’t realise all the good we have until it’s gone. And it’s so important to know that God has kept you alive. He’s given you things to be grateful of, to be generous of, to be happy of. He’s given you emotions to use at your will in the right way and in the right time. He’s given you a personality, to share and show so that others may come to understand you and socialise. But mostly He gave his One and Only Son to die on the Cross for our sins. And despite everything we had done to reject him because of our ignorant nature and our desire to be independent like the porcupines, the King of Kings with the wisdom that we could not fathom wholly submitted Himself to the cruel death on the Cross. Praise be to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, there is indeed no-one with a greater Love than Him.
But while we are in this world, we need to remember that it is not a safe place. There is so much evil residing in every corner. We are under constant attack spiritually, tempted to cheat, lie, hurt and disobey the Voice of God. We are deceived by the rulers of this Earth who take all of the goodness and purity in this life, in exchange for money and reputation. And some may say that work doesn’t have to be hard, some may say that they love work. But can you honestly say that and not tell me that there was not one day that felt completely miserable…after all we are human. It’s okay to admit that we aren’t happy with the things in life, but we have one thing that we can be thankful for and it’s Jesus Christ.
I know that people don’t believe in the existence of God, but his fingerprint is everywhere. He is God, He is omniscient and He loves you. He is coming soon, the days are dark and everything that is corrupt is attacking us. We need to submit to Him. Christians today are persecuted, we are ostracised from the world and despite our attempts to share our testimonies people ignore it. We are not fools, we are Children of the Living God. And some reading this may simply just want to earn money and just want to be liked. You may say, that I’m going over the top. But I’ve seen lots of people in high places with loads and loads of cash, unwilling to spend even a small dollar on the homeless. I know that if I become so concerned about my life and not entrust it in the hands of someone who already has a great plan for me, then I’ll end up like them. What has the world become?
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”
I know I am just only a little girl, not even an adult, but from what I’ve seen in others who believe they’ve everything they will ever need in life, I know that that is definitely not the future I am paving for myself. I’d rather let my Father in Heaven lead me.
Happy New Year and May God Bless You!