Is it Me?
Sometimes I ask the question to myself, "Is it just me"? When it seems like there is just an urgency to get the assignment done, but there is no focus on the person performing the work to complete the assignment. The human element has been taken out of many of the processes. The mindsets are so distorted that it seems like there is more focus on the product than the producer. Is it me or am I walking in this bubble some times when I see that the person who is trying their best to be accepted by the “in-crowd” at the expense of their integrity finds him/herself still all alone or at a crossroad? Overlooking the sadness that is so prevalent in the countenance of an individual when he/she is talking to me can not be ignored. There is a longing for acceptance in the wrong arena. Sure, we are to fellowship with one another, but it is a must to keep our standards of integrity and sense of good character. Well, where do we find integrity, good character, wisdom? It is in the Word of God. Everything that we need to know can be found in His Word. If the “in crowd” is focused on the superficial things, then there is no other option but to create "God's crowd", and it is characterized by God’s standards.
1Corinthians 15:33 reads, "33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” So, in order to maintain good character, continue to watch the people we allow access into your inner circle. If the people we trust and confide in is only concerned with what they can get from the deal, then their selfish desires can corrupt our character. If there is a choice between saving a perishable piece of clothing and shielding a person from the rain, we choose the later.
Continue to read your Bible, even if you do not have the full understanding. Ask God and He will send the Holy Spirit to reveal His Word to you. Continue to seek after those imperishable things that will last. Continue to work for the greater good. Continue to have compassion for the hurting people in our lives. Continue to speak life over your situations. Continue to pray. Then ,when you have obeyed God's commands, He will reward those who diligently seek him.
May compassion fill your hearts each and every day,~LaKenya