FAITH & INSPIRATION | Do Not Let Yourself Be Spiritually KilledFAITH & INSPIRATION | | by Catherine Manning
Today I stood on a balcony and watched people hurry to their destinations. Cars were bustling and rushing with the sound of sirens in the distance. In a generation of instant gratification, people no longer sit and enjoy the world around them. They are more obsessed with the now rather than the blessings they could get later. This creates a problem because God has the habit of humbling us in our darkest hours. He guides us through our trials and brings us to happier times where we can clearly see the blessings in our life. If we are too distracted, then we cannot feel his hand in our life. As well, if we do not have the capacity for patience, then we will give up on God before he has the chance to show us his love. We cannot allow ourselves to be spiritually killed by a hasty world. Rather, let’s be in the world, but not of the world.
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. –Romans 8:6
Spiritual death happens slowly. First, you forget to pray or read your scriptures. Then, it becomes a habit until it is intentional and you no longer see a place for God in your life. The longer you go on this path, the harder it is for you to come back or want to come back to God. This path is wide and filled with bright lights and amusements that bring pleasure for the moment, but never the kind of happiness that can last. In all honestly, this path brings more sadness than anything else. But there is a second path. The second path is straight as well as narrow. This is the path we must stay on to keep our faith in God. On this path, distractions do not exist because God is the only purpose for why we keep moving forward.
I implore you to pick the second path. Do not be lost in the wilderness, but rather be found in the favor of God.
For you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light.