what is your devotion?
today it weighed heavy on my mind
I feel like i've not spoken up. I feel like i've been too tolerant.
and maybe you have too.
There is quite an alarming cult like trend that has sky rocketed in the past few years
its almost like peoples universes revolve around what makes them feel a certain way....a pursuit of nothing more than pleasure. And it is selfish. And it is wrong. I kept trying to figure out the word for this lifestyle our generation seems to all live and the word is he·don·ism
(A pursuit of or devotion to pleasure, especially to the pleasures of the senses)
The truth is.Feelings and a moment of pleasure....and lies that we want to believe all end up leaving us empty...and back into the race of feeling that again,or numbing that pain with something that is only momentary..and in some cases toxic to us..not only spiritually but physically.
The great Charles Spurgen put it this way...
"live by the day, by the hour. Put no trust in frames and feelings. Care more for a grain of faith than a ton of excitement. Trust in God alone, and lean not on the needs of human help. Be not surprised when friends fail you; it is a failing world. Never count on immutability in man."
Its easy to live be what you feel
rather than live by faith
rather than fight something you know is wrong
its easy to say you cant change
its easy to stay the same.
but the truth it
there is freedom in...
letting your feelings die
letting the idea of how you should be die
happiness isn't found in dark corners
it isn't found within the mirror of idolatry
not underneath your meaningless relationships
it is not resting on the bed of lust
and not found in a box of lies
on the top shelf
under our beds
to the right.
happiness is found in the truth
the truth we all know.
but we hide from time and time again.
there is freedom outside your window.
you just have to ask for it.