In a perfect world everyone is content. But we live on a fallen planet. All our “green” thinking can’t stop the red blood of betrayal from spilling into the streets. Hooray for recycling, but relationships can only take so much. We can tell ourselves that our choices are our choices, that it’s nobody’s business what we do. But we can see how “nobody’s business” is disintegrating the very fabric of our lives and all in the name of “Happiness”.
My dear friends, life is not about doing what makes you happy. Life is about doing what is right. True love is about considering the consequences and the ripple effect of our choices.
One of the reasons the Christian lifestyle is often rejected, is because it is perceived as an authoritarian view. People are afraid they won’t have the freedom to do as they please. But doing as we please, is just history pathetically and brutally repeating itself. God showed the Israelites in Old Testament times, a better way to live, but they always defaulted to “as they saw fit”.
Kinda sounds like our attitude today, and where has it got us? Broken pieces trying to nurture broken pieces. We need to be humble enough to admit our human heart needs divine intervention. Then we need to be patient enough to hear God’s voice. Then we need to be sober enough to admit we need His instruction and wise enough to trust Him.
I think the measure of a mighty man, is the humble man who admits he needs Christ’s help to build a life worth living, to make decisions he can be proud of, and choices that bless others instead of tear people apart.