This world is a mess. There is no denying that fact.
My heart broke last night as I watched some of the rioting in Ferguson after the announcement of the grand jury’s decision.
It broke for the protesters who were burning cars, looting stores, and shooting guns. It broke for the parents of Michael Brown. It broke for Darren Wilson and his family. This incident changed all their lives forever. I’m not here to debate about whether or not the system failed, and who should or shouldn’t be blamed. I’m here to talk about us.
I see so many Christians pleading with God, wondering why He hasn’t come, asking for intervention, searching for signs of the end times. We have to stop doing that.
He has given us authority. If we are believers, His Spirit lives inside of us. If we were meant to just walk around the planet wondering when God is going to do something, then answer me this:
Why do we have the power of life and death in our tongue?
Why did God say people perish for a lack of knowledge?
Why would we reap what we sow?
Sounds to me like we’ve been given power and authority. This world is ruled by the devil. It’s his domain. We are basically living in Hell on Earth. Sin and death are all around us. We need to redeem the time and stop wondering when Christ is coming back. If we are praying for His return just for an escape from all this evil, then it’s all about us, and we’ve completely missed the entire point of the Gospel.
Jesus said to deny ourselves and follow Him. He didn’t sit around in fear, praying God would hurry up and beam Him back up into Heaven. He healed the sick. He gave hope to the hopeless. He fed the hungry. He raised the dead. He loved the unlovable. He left a legacy on this Earth that we are to follow.
Let’s quit being so Heavenly minded, that we are Earthly bummers.
Let’s be so Heavenly minded, that we are Earthly amazing, and people want what we have.
This reminds me of the line from Matthew West’s song, Do Something.
So, I shook my fist at Heaven
Said, “God, why don’t You do something?”
He said, “I did, I created you”
We were created to manifest the image of God, which is total, complete, unconditional love. And it starts with the person standing right in front of us.
Stop waiting on God, and start becoming like Him.