All of us, no matter what our place, station, our lot in life or location in the world; get frustrated by the seeming futility of life. It seems as though we are constantly battling the riptides of this world’s corrupt systems; as we struggle to reach that ever elusive shore of our dreams.
Weigh Your Choices Carefully
At the first sign of waves and a rough current, some choose to give up and be swept away convincing themselves that they are too weak for their journey’s challenges. Others battle on bravely, but lack knowledge about the undertow, and eventually become exhausted fighting to keep their heads above water; they get pulled under.
Yet God, in His infinite wisdom, never gives us more than we can bear. Much of our suffering is self-induced by the aftermath of our decisions. One misguided thought has the capability to alter our path forever.
For this reason, it is difficult to fathom that there are large masses of people who fail, on a regular basis, to utilize the 3lbs of tissue in their heads. Instead, they operate solely from the seat of their desires. From such a place, the soul, there is no control; only appetites.
How Do You Handle Challenges?
However, there are others who choose to fight the riptides. Though the struggle is difficult, and seemingly endless and overwhelming, these brave few persevere in spite of the odds because they don’t give up. They keep that dream in front of them, and continue to push through, learning to ride the waves, and swim diagonally, following the wave’s path to the shore.
These are the ones who will do more than simply survive. They will thrive. They will make every effort to utilize those 3 lbs of brain tissue to think, imagine, create and dream. Our brains are so amazingly constructed. There are worlds within worlds…entire universes and galaxies of capacity there, if only we would learn to master ourselves and think.
In utilizing the infinite possibilities that lie within those 3 lbs, one must realize that our presence here is no accident. Deep within the darkness of space, an act of love was committed. A wormhole opened, and an army of 4 million of invaders flowed through. Their goal? “To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before.”
The wormhole closed, and these minions spread across the darkness of this new galaxy, seeking to complete their mission. Through the vast darkness they flew, carrying the gift of hope; seeking the vessel that contained The Spark that would enable them to join it in shaping destiny, and initiating new life.
That vessel had also been traveling on its own path, as a lone explorer in this same expanse of space. Finally, the explorer is found and surrounded by several of the invaders. Boarding parties are sent, and resistance is futile, but the explorer battles bravely against the minions.
Several are repelled, until one manages to break through and board the vessel. The two become one and the miracle of The Spark has been ignited. The vessel is sealed and protected from the temporal anomaly which wipes out the remaining millions of invaders, who all perish in a burst of photonic energy. You have arrived! You made it! Now, you have 9 months to get ready, to prepare yourself; and to wow us at your passage into our world.
Are You Acting Responsibly?
This wonderful experience is meant for two responsible, mature adults, who should have an established contractual relationship called marriage, so that they can properly care for a child. Unfortunately, most often this blessed event and arrival is marred by the irresponsible, and immature, out for an evening of careless debauchery or a casual encounter.
Regardless of who the participants, your parents are; and whatever the circumstances; you are here because you were meant to be here. You didn’t beat out 4 million others, just to languish here without a purpose. You are meant to think and thrive, and do far more than just survive. You are a miracle! You were blessed to be a blessing.
Part Of A Higher Plan
None of us are part of some cosmic accident. We are not part of some great experiment of God. We are a dream, a wonderful thought created within the mind of God. Each of us is a thought from God’s heart. That’s pretty amazing, and certainly makes you realize how valuable just one thought can be, especially in the mind of the One who created galaxies and universes all with a single thought. In the blink of an eye (God’s time, not ours), everything was made.
Gen 1:27 (KJV) So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female.
This clearly says that God created mankind from within Himself (the mind of God). Immediately after that, it indicates that He created us to resemble Him. Furthermore, it states that there’s a woman in the Godhead, because He created them as male and female (to look like or resemble Himself). Then He gave both dominion in the next verse, and later gave a commission and the responsibility to lead to Adam.
But, the point is, if we were created within the heart of God, His mind; and He made us to be a reflection of Himself; it stands to reason that He has given us the same capability. Each of us has that 3 lbs of flesh between our ears that enables us to create new worlds, universes, and galaxies of new life and opportunities in our efforts to serve others. We have limitless resources. We have but to utilize the gift and think. There is no cause for despair. There is only hope because He’s already given us the key.
Luke 11:9 (KJV) And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
You are important. You do have a reason to be here. You do have a purpose. Be encouraged. No matter what is happening in the world around you; God is still on the throne.