I could never understand when people would say ‘I had no choice’. How does that make any sense, I’d think. What do you mean you had no choice? For me, You deciding something based on the fact that you thought you had no choice IS a choice. That’s something I’ve always always believed. That we never not have a choice. Especially as believers, we most definitely always have a choice.
I say this because when we were in the world, we were bound. We had our wills bound and therefore had no ability to make choices. I know this might be new for some of you but yes every decision you made was solely your soul (rapper Jewz) which served only one master so nope you didn’t have ‘choices’ there. It’s why I wonder how people think you could be in the world and be a good person, truthful person, honest person. How? I know that it looks like that. I mean, I have believed that I’ve met good honest people who aren’t believers but the question is, how is a lemon seed bearing strawberry fruits? How are they in the kingdom of darkness yet bearing fruits only God can give?
Even though this wasn’t where I was headed today at all, we go where the spirit leads. One thing I learnt this year is that EVERY good thing comes from the Lord. If it’s not from the Lord then it cannot be good. It’s quite simple. I don’t care what it looks like, I don’t care how it’s accepted, I don’t care who is buying into it. If the source isn’t God, nope! It cannot be good! It’s been really hard for me to swallow but slowly, it’s beginning to sink in. Imagine someone says I’m buying you an x5 but it’s not from BMW or I’m buying you an iPhone but it’s not from Apple. It functions just like it though, Has all the features too. We immediately will call what it is; an imitation and be amused about how close they got but that’s all it would ever be ; an imitation. It could never suddenly become the real deal for us.
Just like that, people in the world can only imitate things of the spirit. It can only look like it and depending on how shallow you are or disconnected from the spirit you are , feel like it but it can’t be it. This would take you a while to accept believe me, I still haven’t fully come to the acceptance of it myself. As I lay here writing this just now I thought ‘oh but some people in the world are selfless’ and within my spirit I heard ‘SELF-LESS? which means more of something right? For us believers, self-less means Christ-more. Once Christ is more, we extend that to the brethren right? Because once we decrease, Christ increases and then we spread out His likeness in our relation with people. So…. people in the world that are ‘ ‘self-less’, what are they more of? And how does that ‘more’ cause them to do ‘good’ when he has no good in him? Hmmmm! Wow I know I just wrote that but it has hit me hard! ‘What are they more of?’ That honestly just blew me away!
Let me just end this here because whoa I need some time to digest that last bit and also if I decide to continue I may end up making this post longer than I want to and may have to merge posts from the other days seeing as they are related so until tomorrow, stay blessed loves.