In a State of Disbelief
How can we, as the pride of God’s creation, enter a state of disbelief? This happens in many ways and for many reasons.
Some people don’t know that they are in this state of mind, while others know that they are out of tune with God. They know exactly what they are doing. They want more of this world and do not care about the next.
In the movie The Devil’s Advocate, the lawyer cared more about winning his cases and making money than anything else. The lawyer defended the guilty, knowing they were guilty and helping them get away with it. He felt good about winning, but in reality he lost the most important thing: his wife, who he loved dearly.
See, God is real. We visit him every night while sleeping. Sleep is death’s cousin: God takes our soul while we sleep and returns it back by his divine will, which causes us to awaken. When the soul is being lifted, we travel through different levels of heaven and pass through states which we call dreams and Native Americans call visions.
Good or bad, these dreams or visions can be events you may have forgotten or things yet to come. If you are in tune with your God, some dreams or visions can protect you from making the mistake of a lifetime.
Most people believe what they can see and don’t believe what they can’t feel, see or touch. But if you really think about the things of this world, they are useless when it come to worship or praise. I know rent has to be paid, food has to be cooked and the kids need shoes and clothes. But beyond that, caring too much about what you can see, touch and feel puts you in a state of disbelief. You can easily lose sight of the fact that, if it wasn’t for God’s blessing you with the knowledge to get these worldly possessions, you wouldn’t have them. Loving the things of this world too much causes a negative chain reaction.
You can easily lose sight of the fact that, if it wasn’t for God’s blessing you with the knowledge to get these worldly possessions, you wouldn’t have them. Loving the things of this world too much causes a negative chain reaction.
Think about it this way: a person is born, and all he sees around him are things of this world. He has a sense of God’s presence, but does not know how to communicate with God because all he knows is what he can see, touch and feel. The rappers, the bling, big cars and the MTV Cribs make it harder for him to get in tune with his God. They make him want more of this world.
Wanting a house, car, food for your family is all good. But beyond that, you may end up putting your praise to man instead of to God.
The Egyptians had themselves buried with all their worldly possessions: gold, favorite clothing even pets. But if you could talk to King Tut he would tell you that where he is now, it’s just him and God.
If you thought about it that way, you would just thank God for everything you have and remember that at any time, God could take it all away. If that happened, you would humbly bow down to your maker.
The street hustler who controls the whole neighborhood, who is feared by everyone, who can kill at will, who has all the money, all the women and fancy cars; he too is out of tune with God. So God sends down his punishment on him and all that is around him. So the hustler sees the light and humbles himself and bows down and asks for God’s mercy.
So hope and pray God shows you mercy too.
I used to have a friend that was a drug dealer. He sold crack cocaine but he never tried to control the hood or its people, After a time, he got tired of poisoning his people so started getting into the Lord. He read his Bible and went to CDL school to learn to drive a truck and get his CDL. Class A.
He was proud of himself and showed the friends he left behind what he was doing. He said he was going to stop hustling once he got rid of the last half ounce of crack.
But he got into an argument with another hustler and never made it out of that alley. He was shot point black in the head with a .44 Magnum.
With no education, no knowledge of God and no leadership, you will get swallowed up by life.
Rest in peace, my best friend. Letting go of this materialistic world is not easy for some people.
I, myself have fallen into the state of disbelief. I was burned by God’s mercy. He had mercy on me and now he’s giving me a chance to fix all that I destroyed in my life and in the lives of others. When you see me, know that I am a prime example of God’s mercy.
Love is the key to eternal life with God!!!