I woke up from sleep recently with a thought:
Amassing power in this world is a lot like being a great gladiator in Roman times. You are renown worldwide. You are given riches, women, and a great many perks. You possess great skill in your craft and yet…
You are still a slave.
You are still not a true member of the kingdom.
You are still not free to walk about as you wish.
You still have someone’s branding on your body.
In fact, ALL that you have accumulated as a gladiator ends up being the very things that distracts you from the Truth:
YOU ARE NOT AND WILL NEVER BE FREE.
You are a slave, forever and always, so long as you accept your current state and continue to do your master’s bidding.
Today, God has put on my heart to post an entry from my journal. This is one that I wrote back in May 2016.
What if THIS LIFE isn’t really about what we THINK it is?
What if TRUE REALITY is the opposite of everything this world has taught us?
What if “your” life really isn’t about you? What if it’s about providing a service to everyone else?
What if it’s about community rather than singularity? What if every individual was willing to live not for themselves but ONLY for everyone else? What if each one of us was willing to die for any one of us?
What if eternal life wasn’t just an idea?
What if we weren’t trapped in a system designed to enslave us and turn us against one another? What if were free? What if we are free?
What if we finally DECIDED to open our eyes and see the truth? What if the truth was WITHIN rather than without?
What if heaven was the result of an understanding rather than a destination?
What if we are here only to bring others to that understanding? What if we were to GROW UP and embrace that understanding?
What if that understanding was the key to our freedom and independence rather than science, technology or politics?
What if this was the ONLY way?
It has been about a year since my last post. Much has changed in that time and simultaneously, nothing has changed. My path, just as before, is still one of searching, seeking, of something perceived, yet not easily attained because of the distraction of this world- the already ingrained dogmas I’ve already accepted as Truth. What I seek nothing less than a total metamorphosis akin to the caterpillar turning into butterfly. I know that identity exists, I’ve seen it. God saw it wise to show me my butterfly identity, the one that is as “gold tried in the fire,” (Rev 3:18) the one able to soar the skies, becoming a new being with a new mind and a new perspective drastically different from my former self. A perspective that is in His image, in His likeness.
This past year has been abundant in lessons, tests, and epiphanies, all leading me to understand the importance of this LIFWISDOM page I started on impulse. I realize that I do have an important message to share with the world, to those who would listen. As I observe the world, I can see for myself what I later read and understood from Revelation 3: 17: we think that we are “rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that [we] [are] wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” We have become a society submerged in ambiguity and total absence of authentic identity. We, collectively and individually, have forgotten who we really are. It is for this reason that I have changed the slogan of my page to “A Path To The Real You”.
My goal is to, as often as possible, write on different, everyday topics from a new perspective to invoke thought and meditation. I will also share my thoughts, insights, and questions I ponder at any given time, as an alternate means of communicating and fellowship. This will be done to help all of us who are and should be “asking, seeking and knocking” to find something we can add to our tool bag on the path to our true selves.
Welcome To LIFWISDOM!