- Religion and Philosophy
Who is stalking God
Stalking seems like such a strong word. In a world where nothing else matters except personal satisfaction one must wonder. If engaging in certain practices is harmful, why does it continue?
Is stalking known as a healthy pursuit to following a certain passion or is it a crime of harassment? The definition of stalking described as an act or process of following or trying to approach somebody or something. It is a crime when stalking leads to harassment with persistent, inappropriate, and unwanted attention.
God makes Himself known. He searches the land, looking for the willing heart, for the one who will follow Him.
This is not stalking but a willingness to be used by God for a greater purpose.
There are those in this world that would like nothing else than to destroy people’s beliefs in God. These individuals crave on the hurt and anguish of this world.
They deeply desire to have God removed from all banners, schools, and governments. While no person is capable of removing God from this world, they will stop at nothing to fulfill their desires.
These are stalking individuals. Ingrained in their hearts is a deep desire, an unapologetic soul who doesn’t believe in God or what He stands for. They demand facts. They want proof. They will not stop until they are satisfied.
God is not in the business of proving Himself. He already gave His evidence when He sent His Son into this world. Jesus, the Son of God, became man so that others can come to God. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6
Persecution is common
Throughout history, many have been persecuted for their faith. Christians and Jews alike have come under great ridicule for their beliefs in God. Individual lives are shattered; great dissension is created when others try to abolish a person’s faith.
It goes to question at what cost will these individuals continue? Will those who believe firmly stand up? Will others take notice?
God cannot be derailed. His truth has stood the test of time. In scripture the words designed to fulfill His great purpose have lasted for centuries. No other book in History has amounted to that.
Stalkers look to innocent victims.
They pry into their lives to justify their own, creating events trying to shatter one’s faith.
Who will stand among them? Who will be their next target?
Government officials, schools, churches and worldwide leaders all face this squadron. In an attempt to undermine their ability to do their job, they look into personal lives to find some sort of pebble of indecency. Some moment of weakness they can exploit to undermine their credibility.
People read about it every day in the news. The latest scandals, the downfall of leaders, the cases of injustice are portrayed right before the public.
Pointing figures at what they done, the tragedy of it all. If they are leaders of faith, celebrities using poor judgment, even better, the public say, “we have a right to know.”
When one hurts, we all hurt.
For when one person falls, we all suffer. When one believer hurts, we all hurt. It is in the crying moments when we see our deepest need for a Savior. One who is incapable of hurting another, one who understands suffering, the one who shares His unconditional love, the God of our fathers.
In 2 Timothy 4:3-5 reads,
“For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.”
For it is not by works you have been saved, but from the grace of God. – Ephesians 2:8-9
Don’t be afraid to stand up for your beliefs.
Cowardice is found in the absence of faith. Fearful of truths that might change their souls and hearts, they turn away.
A true injustice of love, for God’s desire is for all to come to Him.
Can one person change the world? Perhaps, by one life at a time, a person can make the difference.
You choose. For in faith anything is possible.