Thursday, May 21, 2015

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth

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Over the past two days, there has been a Bible verse that has been ringing in my head.
And it is:

“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”  Mathew 5:5

Now to understand this verse and what God meant by this verse, we must dissect the verse.  Let start with what meek is.
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  • Having or showing a quiet and gentle nature : not wanting to fight or argue with other people.  
  • Enduring injury with patience and without resentment. 
  • Deficient in spirit and courage. 
  • Submissive

We all hear about being meek, but are we meek, and how does one become meek?  Like always of course we turn to the Bible to get such answers.

Let’s start with Moses.  After he killed someone and left Egypt, he spent 40 years in a desert.  We do not know much about what went on in that desolate place, but what we do know is that after 40 whole, long, years he emerged and he was meek.  Ready to go about his life mission and lead the Jews out of Egypt.

Now, lets take a second person.  Joseph.  He had big dreams for himself, told them to his family.  They betrayed him which lead him into a life in which he was lied on and put in prison.  After he was done with this hardship he went on to save his brothers from famine.  Not keeping any grudges against them.

So what does this tell us about being meek?  Well, the first is that sometimes if not all the time, being meek comes with hardship.  How else can you learn to be both humble and submissive without first being in a position of being below others?  It is in this place of being persecuted against, being the last that your eyes will be opened of the wrong things of the world.  And instead of wanting to hold grudges against those who hurt you, you learn to forgive them.  Because you know not learning to forgive, will only repeat the cycle of hurt.  And it is in these low places that you truly see things though God’s eyes, and stop feeling sorry for yourself.

I am sure Moses was humble because he became an outlaw instead of a prince of Egypt.  Now understanding the full way of the Jews, the people he saved.  He understood that living in a desert and scrambling for the things that he needed was not way to live.  And that no one deserves to be a slave.  So this softened his heart and gave him a bigger understanding of what he needed to do.

And Joesph, in prison he was treated unfairly, promises to get him out where broken.  He chose not to become bitter, but told himself that if he ever found himself in a high position that he would not repay evil for evil.  Because he himself, had experienced evil and he did not want anyone else to experience that.

The point I am getting at, is to become meek equal hard times.  It means that we will become appreciative of the small things, and want to encourage peace so that no one else has to experience what we experience.  It means that we must forgive those who hate us and persecute us and feel empathy for them, over revenge.  It means that in all we do and through all of our interaction we must show people the way of peace and not a place of anger, revenge, or jealously.  And these are not lessons that we learn simply by reading about it in a book, but rather going through it ourselves.  What better way to understand the other side of the fence, unless we climb on the other side of the fence and live there ourselves for a while.  This way we will have better understanding of what goes on, on the other side of the fence.

This is why, there are so many politicians, rich people, who are oblivious to the rest of the world and what they go through.  They cannot even phantom the extent of others people’s pain, because they have not lived it.  And so they go own in their own selfish little worlds, living their selfish little lives; not even thinking or caring about anyone else.  And why should they, other people’s pain does not matter to them?  In fact to them this type of pain or hardships does not exists, and if it does; it is not them and so it is not their problem.

Image result for starving childrenI heard on the Christian news the other day about Christians on the other side of the world getting their head’s chopped off because they would not renounce their faith.  Young women and teens even.  To many people in the world this is not conceivable to us, because we do not see it and we have not experienced it.  Even though I have never been threaten to get my head chopped up, I have been persecuted because of my faith.  Because of my love and understanding of God.  And even though I experienced on a smaller level than death, I felt extreme empathy for them; because they were being punished for what they believed.

The point I am getting at, is when we feel the pain of other people, it makes us want to help them.  I only feel this pain because of things that I have been through.  So while I despise these things in the beginning.  Now I understand them, because it is God’s continuing effort to make me meek.  Meek so that I can feel the pain and hurt of others and do whatever it is I can do to change it.

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In closing, the meek inherit the kingdom of God, we know this, because this is what the Bible says.  BUT do we know or understand what it takes to be meek and are we willing to live for peace and be submissive, even if the people who are hurting us does not deserve it?  This is not only the meaning of being meek.  But it is also elevating your spirituality and relationship with God.  Because after all, when Jesus came, did he not remain peaceful in all things.  Even though he could have fought back and won, he chose not to do so; because for him it was not about fighting back.  It was about showing the face and the love of God on Earth.  And although during that time, and now; people misunderstand this.  Being meek is what we call true strength.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How To Be Successful (dealing with disappointments and pursuing your dreams)

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Does The Media and Social Media Encourage Women To Wear Less Clothes To Be Popular

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With the prevalence of social media, the more naked that women are the more popular they get.  What happened to promoting women to be smart and to cover up.  To hear more check out my video. And don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

God Made No Mistake When He Made You.

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The beautiful thing about people is that we are all different.  God has made us different.  We all have different talents, skills, and things that we bring to the table.

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."  Jeremiah 1:5 

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Now I am not saying that everyone is meant to be a prophet, but what I am saying is that God made us all.  Flaws and all.  Not only did he make our flaws and the good things about us, but He made them for a reason.

For myself, I have alot of random skill sets that do not really go together.  I used to this see this as a downfall, but just because on the surface it seems as though they do not go together, does not mean that I cannot put them together.  Let me explain further, who says that you cannot step out of the box and utilize every small skill set about yourself?  Who says that you just have to be good at one thing and stay in that mold?  Who says we cannot put all of our gift and talents together to do something great?  Who says that we cannot use our shortcomings and down falls to motivate others not to go down the same path?

Perhaps these are the reason why we go through things, so that we can see them from a different perspective?  Imagine if you have struggled financially, you would have a better perspective to help someone in the same position.

This is why "Who dares despise the day of small things, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin ” Zechariah 4:10 

Image result for god made you for a reasonFor perhaps it is these small things that will lift you up.  It is in these humble beginning that you learn things that you may not have learned other wise.  And these is why we must not despise them.

Since God is all knowing, not only does He know us, but He knows all the things that we will face and encounter.  And He knows what we are suppose to learn from those situations and how we can utilize these same situations to help others and to fulfill our lift purpose.  Our only job is to see things like God sees them.  This means that we cannot hate things about ourselves or feel that there is something about ourselves that is not quite right.  Because God made us, all of us and God does not make mistakes.  Meaning that He made no mistake when making us.  He wants us to use everything that we are and everything that we have for His glory in whatever way we He tells us to do that.  And the beauty is that it can be different for each and every one of us.

Image result for god made you for a reasonYou cannot seek to be like other people, there is already a them.  God already made them to be like them, and you to be like you.  Instead of trying to be a carbon copy of someone else, learn to be yourself and do what you do best.  Even if no one else is doing it.  I have learned that the best success stories are people who stepped out of the box and decided to do something that no one else is doing.

For me, I used to look at other people and say “ I wish I could do that, or be like that...or do something similar.”  But wouldn’t that be boring.  And it would not be me.  There is nothing wrong with admiring other people and taking inspiration from them, but do it in your own way and not their way, because this is the type of things that God blesses.  You doing and being what He created you to do and be.  This is a life lesson that I had to learn but once I did; everything became crystal clear.  People may not understand you, people may make fun of you; but so what?  As long as you remain true to yourself, then you should have no regrets.  Does that make sense?  I hope so.  Until next time lovely people.