Sunday, July 22, 2012
Why Didn't I Take the Blue Pill?
Following Christ has brought so much to my life--a hope and a purpose, a solid foundation, a clear path to walk, a promise of eternity, the touch of God Himself--but sometimes it doesn't seem like enough.
It's not enough when justice does not appear to be served.
It's not enough when Christians don't act like Christ.
It's not enough when I get tired of fighting.
It's not enough when the world behaves so much like, well, the world.
When evil triumphs. When power and privilege corrupt, then corrupt more. When people who have made wrong decisions make worse ones.
Living went so much more smoothly when I went with the flow, when I let the world carry me along rather than buck its trend, even though I know its trend leads to destruction.
Anyone who tries to follow Christ is subject to this:
I am afraid that, just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds might be led astray from devotion to Christ.--2Corinthians 11:3
In the end, an expectation of ease leads to evil. It happened to Adam and Eve. It happens to us.
We have got to understand that our lives as Christians will be hard and will not get much easier this side of heaven. That's why God warns us that He has to be enough. Always. Just Him.
Since they did not think knowledge of God worthwhile, He gave them over to a depraved mind to do what ought not to be done.--Romans 1:28
God gives us peace, but peace does not equal ease.
As odd as it sounds, peace comes from not giving up, from arming ourselves every day, from admitting that the world is Satan's territory and a hostile place, then living in it as God's own.
Ease and comfort come with living in Satan's world as Satan's own, and this I cannot do.
I know the truth. I already took the red pill. There is no going back.
Lord search me; test me and know my anxious thoughts.--Psalm 139:23