Happy New Year! I wish everyone a blessed, healthy, prosperous year. May all God’s promises to you be manifested this year!
When I was a child, Western movies were very popular. It was the time of good versus evil, right versus wrong. It was a simpler time when no one ever questioned if something was the right thing to do – they knew in their hearts. It seemed to me that people had more peace back then.
I can remember one movie where a cowboy drew a line in the dirt. He said to those around him that the ones who were for him should step over the line. There was a definite line of demarcation where they had to make a choice. Indecision is difficult and stressful – once a decision is made, peace generally comes – if it’s the correct one. Maybe that’s why the world is in such turmoil these days.
It seems that we are in the time of the great divide. Politically, economically, spiritually. I believe we’re coming into an era where there can be no more “gray” areas, and that people will have to take a stand on what they believe or don’t believe. Gray areas, middle ground and obscurity will be thinning out. It will be more difficult for those who want to remain in “neutral” and not make any decisions.
Jesus said that he who is not for Me is against me. Nothing gray about that! He “drew” the line. What about the sheep and the goats? There’s no third animal of “middle ground” here either. We can’t be “parked in neutral” much longer. Jesus told us that we should be either hot or cold, because if we’re lukewarm He would spit us out!
We see uprisings happening like never before in many countries. Polarization seems to be taking form, lines drawn. So the question is – where do you stand? On what side of the line? Or are you compromising with one foot on the one side and one foot on the other? It may have worked before, it may have worked for a little while, but sooner or later you have to make a choice – because when you think about it, indecision is really a decision after all.
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