Everyone was created to believe in something higher than their being. In questioning the existence of the sovereignty of God, some have found their paths in science or the worship of beings that can be perceived, seen or felt as the case may be.
I’ve always believed that questioning the existence of God always stem from higher thinking – He would never force us to accept Him, hence the issue of freewill. God will not at any point in time tamper with the will of any body, and that’s why people can hurt us and get away with it irrespective of the fact that we love God and serve Him. He won’t tamper with the decision making process of another for the cause of His beloved. I digress a bit but I hope my message is clear enough.
We live in a godless-ful society, a place saturated with “believers” who have mastered the art of condemning those they hope to convert. The no mercy policy and the abuse of grace have made people absent from church. It’s funny that the quality of a person’s salvation is dependent on the sober reflection each wears to church. The numerous ‘I’m a winner’, ‘Foundation believer’ and ‘Fire on the mountain’ stickers do not do anything for the quality of our hearts. More people have learnt to distrust the Christian community because of what avails now. I wish we could go back and replace head dressing.
The way it used to be was people wanted to become Christians because the church was one, and was a place of love and eternal values. Right now, what is obtainable is the prevalence of being born into Christian homes without being Christian in the mind, just because their folks or the people they grew to know in the church were not shining examples to them as they grew up.
Then the cases of being disappointed by the people that have been held in high esteem – I think this comes from placing your trust in people rather than in God. A lot of us are victims of these especially if those people are seen as role models, or mentors. I can’t fault anyone on this because we are meant to see God in the people that claim to live for God,; but their actions raise eyebrow.
Lacking belief in God can also be a phase that a lot of people go through. The issue where questions asked are not answered and God is silent on issues, or the DIY mentality of strong willed individuals; or a case of trying to find ones self and doing everything possible to know where you fit in as a person, or lacking answers about yourself. There are so many variants.
How do you balance your spiritual life and work life, where do you draw the line? What happens when work becomes the central theme of your core instead of creating room for God?
A lot of us are tired of the religion and false identity that stem from the church, and except you’ve learnt how to be strong and stand for what you believe in, you slowly backslide. It’s easy to be deceived by people and use their lives as a benchmark for where we place ourselves. It takes due diligence to serve God; – Paul said ‘a person who is strong in faith should take heed lest he falls’ and to work out your own salvation. I think that there are people among us who serve God better in the privacy of their rooms than in the church. The church was never intended to become a building but a place of support, and when it seems that is lost – to your tents oh Israel right?
Credit goes to V for helping with ideas. Thank you sir.