How silly and stubborn we humans can be. Just because we feel a certain way, we think we have to have what we want. Or we think it must be okay because we want it so much. Then we get caught up in something where it is not so easy to get out.
“But I love Him!” The girl cried out loud as the figure of a young man walked away in his military uniform. Because she loved him did not alter the fact that he belonged to the army and had a duty to perform. Her love could not stop that fact.
But I love her! The young man frowned as a beautiful girl took the vows of matrimony to his best friend. Because he loved her did not alter the fact that she loved someone else.
Folks, I have to admit that I have followed the wrong path many times. I’m so thankful that I have a God who knew that. If it were up to my works, I would never make it to heaven. But thankfully God looks at Jesus Righteousness and not mine. But my life could be easier if I would still follow that path He set before me.
Sometimes we think the whole world revolves around us because we are centered within ourselves. We may not like the way we look, yet still we love our self. Admit it. You know you do. You feed your tummy the delightful things you crave. You wash and decorate your body according to the styles you feel looks best for you. All this is natural. We just don’t admit that we love our self to anyone else.
What we feel, no matter how strong, does not alter the world around us. Not in general anyway. Sometimes we can be motivated to do things because of how we feel. But circumstances and facts do not always revolve around how strong we feel something. There is more to life than how we feel about it.
One of the things that I love about God’s Word is that He lays out for us a path. How we feel does not always coincide with the direction of the proper path. We cannot walk His path by following our feelings. We have to follow the path He set before us even if we feel differently. Yet, sometimes we step off that path and follow our own path. Usually it is a path that our feelings have drawn us towards. The Bible says our heart is deceitfully wicked and who can know it. Oh, my, we don’t want to admit that.
Let us pray for one another in this life. We need it. Life is not easy. But there are many blessings along the way, if we find them. I think of the video games we play where there is a coin underneath a block. In real life under that block may be a blessing. There are many levels we can go through in life, just like a video game. And there are many blessings hiding in each level of life we enter.
Whether I love you or not (I probably do), God loves you more. That in itself is a blessing!