It's my observation that self-delusion represents a common trait amongst many people who call themselves Christians. I
wonder how many Christians honestly and truly believe the Bible and
trust God. I know a lot us say it, but people say a lot of things in
this present culture. People look you in the eye and give you their
word, then go away and do the opposite.
If a Christian is unwilling to trust God to heal ones body or mind or to take care of existing needs in this life, how can they say they are willing to trust God for eternal life.
It is burdensome to hear Christians talk about how much they love God but live their lives in an perpetual state of undulating fear.
Some of the most frightened people I know are people who tell me they’re going to heaven when they die-- and, moroever, that they trust God.
So, why not trust God all the way. Why not trust Him for everything?
It is tough for us to trust God if we don’t know him--or, cannot accept His profound desire is to be
known. God isn’t hiding from any of the ;Trusting Ones.'
What if we honestly believed that ETERNITY began right now-- would there be more inclination to take steps necessary to know Him.
But let’s face it, we’ve all got problems.
We seek other things. We chase other destinies. Our idols are no longer made of wood or stone or brick but they are our jobs, our families and our possessions. That is what becomes the objects of desire and worship.
Instead of being students of God’s word and diligent seekers of truth, we become distracted with everything swirling around us (Where is Dwight Howard going to sign? Who is going to Quarterback the Raiders next season? Have you seen that show, 'Scandal?'")
The on-going, ever unfolding tragedy is that we live in a culture that's systematically pointing Christians away from God’s word.
The Evil One always attacks God’s Word because the goal is to influence Christians to question God's trustworthiness. He want to cast the shadow of doubt.
Doubt leads to fear.
Fear leads to Failure.
Failure leads to the BIG FREEZE.
When humans get to the BIG FREEZE, they won’t do anything.
The Big Freeze goes by many names: DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, DESPONDENCY.
The result is always the same. Once you hit THE BIG FREEZE, you don’t do anything. You just stop. And the Evil One, sensing victory, leaves you for the next person. You’re in his pocket.