We are walking on different paths leading to different destinations — either to life or to destruction.
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”Matthew 7:13–14.
But the opinions of society can be like a mighty river. They can snatch us and take us far away from where we thought we’d ever go. Now, when we find ourselves in that unfamiliar fate, we realise that the river has no power to take us back. Nevertheless, if we’re still alive we can embarrassingly gather enough energy to take us back.
“Remember this. The world wants to assign you a role. And when you accept that role you are doomed.”Robert Greene.
Society will train and condition us to be hapless and helpless. Bad experiences have been seared into our minds, hearts and spirits by our harsh teachers — people, cultures, institutions, political leaders, environments…
We are made to blindly follow shadows. We are made to believe propaganda news. We allow society to divide us, Each being enclosing itself into its small self-suffocating-self-sufficient compartment. Yet, we all want similar things — Love, peace, joy, family…
They have taught us that the path to success must pass through the dark valley of cruelty, corruption, competition, pride, arrogance, war… We have been hurt and witnessed others being mistreated.
Yet, we can never be wise by walking through this slippery path, upon which many are treading — unfortunately to their horrible downfall. Can we?
Most of the promises we are fed with are nonsense, and dubious. At the personal level, it is (y)our responsibility to shun them and choose the narrow path, because the people you believe will save you are liars and fraudulent.
Questions to consider
➡️ What role have you accepted from society?
➡️ Are you comfortable and free to undertake that role?
➡️How can you break out of that role?
Always remember this:
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”1 John 2:15 – 17.
God bless abundantly!