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Do You Wear Rose Coloured Glasses?
Head in sand or rose coloured specs?
Recently I have written some pretty heavy hubs, I felt the need to relax and write some ordinary stuff, written from my own thoughts. Most of my writing so far as been to provide readers with extra knowledge so they can figure out the answers to their own searching questions. I try to produce a meaty substance to challenge the reader. Because I haven't had any challenging comments or increase in fan mail or any questions asked, (even though my hubs have had very good viewings) I must assume it must be because of one of the following reasons:
1. My readers have read my hubs, found it 'mindboggling' so stuck for words.
2. or I have confused them so much after reading, that they forgot to respond.
3. Or the same person is reading my hubs continually, hence the high traffic flow.
Of course, I am joking, as I said this was a light hearted hub.
But I can't help wondering why people are not sending in questions, comments etc. But having read a few hubs I have discovered that the most popular sites are those that are not very challenging. They do not convict the person or cause them to feel uncomfortable and therefore they are easy and light to read - almost entertaining. However, some of the questions I have read on some hubpages, make me wonder why they ask such questions. The questions achieve nothing if they are answered, it is almost as if the questions are asked just to pass the time, or to waste other peoples time by answering them. I do not mean this disrespectfully but I question their motives!
In a world that is full of pressure, tension, fear and strife, I would have thought there were far more important questions to ask! Society is changing constantly, time and life is generally speeding up and the world is turned up side down. There are disasters everywhere, food shortages, economic breakdown, society breakdown, particularly morality and justice (all is upside down). I think of King Solomon, not his mines or his seal, but his wisdom.
Solomon was a very wise king and said some interesting things that are relevant to our times, here are some of may favourites. in the book of Proverbs:
"When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily: but with honest, sensible leaders there is stability" "Proverbs 8:2
"When a poor man oppresses those even poorer, he is like an unexpected flood sweeping away their last hope. Verse 3."
"A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance." Verse 13
" Giving preferred treatment to rich people is a clear case of selling one's soul for a piece of bread."
"Greed causes fighting, trusting God leads to prosperity."
Another writer called Agur writes: "Every word of God proves true. He defends all who come to him for protection. Proverbs 30:5
"Give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs! For if I grow rich, I may become content without God. And if I am too poor, I may steal, and thus insult God's holy name. Verse 9
Back to my own thoughts: I see such a lot of sadness, fear and unhappiness in peoples lives today, they are so unfullfilled. Many living in a secluded world of their own or have their heads buried deep in the sand for fear they might breakdown if they surface!
Mostly I see a lot of people who prefer not to think of the future or the realities of what is going on around them - they want a peaceful, quite, uncomplicated and stress free life. Of course, we all want that. We all want to just get on with our lives, just living simple lives with our families and loved ones, just enjoying our local community, going to work, coming home and saving for a nice holiday abroad in the sunshine. Problem is while we have our heads buried underground or our minds closed or we convince our thoughts to think positively - the world out there is becoming more and more wicked! And it will continue to do so if we continue to bury our heads in the sand! I am not saying we should organise a protest or gather up an army or anything. And I am not saying we should be miserable and deep in depression all the time. Far from it!
What I am saying is this. We should be able to see what is going on in the world, negative and positive, we should be happy and joyful but also watchful and wise! We should be aware of what is happening in the world and be prepared. But above all, for those who have been running away from reality - reality is this - if you do not have God in your lives, then you and your children do not have a secure, joyful, peaceful life ahead of you!
Christ Jesus offers eternal life in a land where the lion and lamb will dwell together, where a baby will be able to put their head into the lion's mouth and no harm will come to it. Where a child will be able to pick up a snake and no poison will be emitted, where God provides abundance of fresh food and water, where there is no sickness, no crying, no pain, no toil.
If we try to withdraw from society into our own little shell, (like the Jews did, during the pograms- the start of the holocaust) then disaster will creep up on us and we will not be ready.
The problem is society has been saying for years " peace, peace, we want peace! But all the time behind your back certain forces have been plotting war!
This generation is determined to avoid World War Three, so they constantly lay on protests and demonstrations. Everyone is striving for peace, many are convinced that we already have peace, but their heads are buried in the sand.
You only have to look at the starving millions to see that is not so!
All of these people are starving not because of God, but because of Man's greed!
Most of the world famines are created by mankind!
It is done in the name of BUSINESS, (OH! they say, "ITS ONLY BUSINESS!) making money is big business!
They produce food mountains, and throw away or destroy foods, to deliberately create shortages in order to increase demand. By decreasing supply, it then increases the prices.
Right now certain officials are already planning the next world famine that will effect even Western countries. It has already begun. Now are you going to be ready for this? Or are you going to bury your head in the sand.
All of my hubs are for the purpose of informing people, providing the information, to help them answer questions about their lives, about their destiny and about their goal in life! This one is to help people to take their heads out of the sand and look around them and see just what is going on so you can do something about it, for you and your families, while there is still time!
If you are one of those people who wear rose coloured glasses, then you may have the same problem as those who have their heads well and truly dunked!
You need to take the glasses off and look at what is going on around, it is not as colourful as you think, and certain does not smell of roses.
I find people are complacent today about so many things, You hear them say, " oh, it will be alright, nothing will happen while we are alive. " Oh we don't want to think about the future, live from day to day, we could get run over by a bus tomorrow."
Yes you could, then what? It doesn't end there believe it or not!
When you are D--d (sorry I dare not say the dreaded word for fear of offending those meek and gentle souls, with their buried heads) you are indeed De-D!
Unless you have accepted the gift of life evermore from Christ Jesus the Saviour of this world!
Many of the successful hubs, I have noticed, are very 'rose-coloured glasses types' which is lovely and sweet. These appear to be the favourite type, and attract the most readership.
Does anyone want to know about the future anymore?
Don't anyone want to know what happens when they die, anymore?
Don't anyone want to know what will happen to their children in the future, anymore?
God describes the people of today, who turn from truth and reality, in the book of Isaiah 30:8
"Go now,write it on a tablet for them, inscribe it on a scroll, that for the days to come it may be an everlasting witness.
'These are rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to listen to the Lord's instruction.' They say to the seers, "see no more visions!" and to the prophets""Give us no more visions of what is right!" Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions. Leave this way, get off this path, and stop confronting us with the Holy One of Israel!
The Holy One of Israel replies: Because you have rejected this message, relied on oppression and depended on deceit, this sin will become for you like a high wall, cracked and bulging, that collapses suddenly..., In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it."
In other words: God is saying in plain English - people do not want to hear the truth anymore, or about what is going to happen to them, they only want to hear nice things, to be told stories, or imaginary things, that are no threat to them or their conscience.
They do not want to hear anything that stirs their conscience or produce guilt or conviction and they do not want to hear anything that will convict them to change their lifestyle or give up certain sins like pornography, corruptive acts, lust or material possessions.
Some have chosen these things rather than accept eternal life and everlasting peace and Joy in God's kingdom!
They cannot bear anymore to hear of God's goodness or His wonderful promise of eternal life through His Son Jesus Christ-- they prefer death and misery, to life and joy!
Therefore if that is what they desire then God will ensure they have it!
That is what the words in the scripture above was saying- that people have "become lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God ..." 2 Timothy 3 Godlessness in the LAST days.
On the other hand their are many many people hungry and searching for the truth and for answers on how to acquire peace and joy in the Lord!
To these I say, "May The Lord lead you to Himself so that you may enter into the fullness of what He has to offer and the joy will be so great that you will not be able to contain it!
And may you continue to seek out all of His blessings, teachings and gifts, may you be equipped fully with the whole armour of God so that you are ready for what ever comes your way in the form of temptation, trials and tribulations! Amen!
I pray also for God's Mighty Hand upon you and May He grant you peace! Amen!
I could have made this a lovely hub full of sweet poetry, or colourful promises saying everything will be rosy, but my conscience will not let me, because it is a lie!
I am convicted to let people know the truth because I have a love so deep for all people - to see them, have the joy of salvation and to experience the most amazing joy and peace - yes there really is peace! But this peace is not to be found in the kingdom of humanity it is to be found in the kingdom of God and it is only accessible through Christ Jesus, the Son of God!.
It is easy to acquire this peace and joy!
Imagine a door leading out into a garden, on your side of the door (the inside) is a door handle and on the other side of the door (the garden side) there is no door handle.
Christ Jesus is standing there patiently waiting, he cannot enter because there is no handle on his side and because he cannot force you to make a decision.
He prefers everyone to make their own decision to come to Him so then it is a real request from the heart, and it is their choice!.
He is waiting for you! He is waiting and knocking on the door of your heart and whispering that he is there when you are ready to open the door and let him in.
He says "Hear I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my father on His throne. "