Jeremiah 2: 13, for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water. (ESV)
Our world is full of dangers. There are many things that seem harmless, fun, or even useful that can have a negative impact on your life. It’s so easy to be blind to this. This is even true with Christians. I used to have the idea that godlessness was out there but that it didn’t necessarily affect me. But believing this just makes you more vulnerable to being impacted in some way.Teens are some of the most affected. This is a sad but true fact. We’re at an age where hormones greatly affect our mindset, and as you must already know, our feelings. Teenagers are greatly concerned about what others think about us. We like the feeling of knowing we’re liked but that feeling is one that gets us in a lot of trouble because, if what we do, what we believe, is not based upon the truth of God’s Word, but on what’s popular with others, we’ll do whatever it takes to be liked. In today’s society we’re told that living for self is a great deal more fun than living for God, and living by His Word. Because others believe this, and pressure us to follow along, because we want to be liked, if we aren’t firm in our faith, we’ll bend until we break–just to be liked.
We need to remember that it doesn’t matter what others think of us. It only matters what the Lord thinks of us. It’s time to wake up and fight. Our own beloved country has come to a place where God isn’t welcome. We haven’t put a stop to things that were sinful in God’s sight and now we are paying for it. The USA was once a free land but it doesn’t look as if that will always be true. We are at a point where you must chose between giving in or giving up. Being a Christian is now a dangerous thing–even in the USA. Let’s stop worrying about what others think of us and be concerned only with what God thinks of us. It.s time to make yourself different from the world for the sake of all of us.
And so I ask you everyone of you, not to remain blind to the effects of this fun loving world but to open to them and protect yourself from them. Be willing fight in this battle, be willing to be seen as different, no matter the cost. In the end, only God’s opinion matters. In the end, only God can bring us true happiness.
“And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” ~ C. S. Lewis
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