Archive for July 2008

Knowledge

July 19, 2008

“Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom!
Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding!”
– Proverbs 4:7 (The Message)

Am I the only one who has noticed an alarming deviation from this scripture with the modern church? It seems to me that knowledge and wisdom are sacrificed on the altar of ambiguity and finiteness. I would refrain from denying the finite nature of a human being; however, I would also equally recognize the fact that God has given us minds and the ability to understand.

Certainty does not necessarily constitute validity, and knowledge of ambiguity is not ambiguous knowledge. In other words, just because you are sure about something doesn’t mean that you are right, and just because you realize that you may be wrong, does not necessarily mean that you are wrong. That being stated, why is it so hard for modern churches to have propositions?

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This is me..

July 14, 2008

I am amazed by the vicissitudes of life.. so many ups and downs.

I believe that it was Polonius who admonished his son with words of great wisdom saying, “To thine own self be true.” I find it so hard to truly live these words. With so many voices pulling in so many different directions, it is nearly impossible to listen to the one voice that truly matters, God’s.

I follow hard after things that are gratifying to me, disregarding others along the way. Ashamedly, I sometimes view people as means instead of ends. I often fail miserably at changing someone’s life because I am so blinded by my own selfish ambitions. This selfishness is sickening to me when I truly look at it. Empathy is a word that I completely understand, yet I find it alarmingly absent in my life.

I think that I have things figured out too. Always speculating, expostulating, predicting and preceiving. Although I’m not a pessimist by any means, I lost my rose-colored glasses a long time ago.

Life is messy, this one thing I have learned. Things are not always as they seem, and sometimes the right decision isn’t the easiest one. Emotions can take you for a ride, but that’s pretty much all it is–a ride. All rides eventually come to an end. And when that end comes, grace is the best method of exodus. Being swayed is so easy, and reacting irrationally is even easier. Be true to yourself. Know what you stand for, and don’t compromise who you are. Realize your purpose and actualize your potential. Allow the voice that you have silenced be heard once again…