Get Thinking Under Control
| You may not have
this problem but probably many of us do. With the turmoil that exists in
our world on every hand, the international tensions that could throw the
world into chaos, the national erosion of basic and fundamental rules of
decency, the corruption of power-crazed politicians and greedy people for
wealth, the destruction of education in order to promote humanism, on
every level and every corner there are things that disturb. These things
can control our thinking to the point we lose our perspective and confuse
our mission in life if we are not alert.
I sometimes think about Agrippa who had such an opportunity to be a Christian (Acts 25) but was not converted. I have wondered why. But does the "why" really matter anymore? He left this life out of Christ without any hope for his soul. Who can think of anything more tragic than that? Possibly he focused too much on the "here and now" to the neglect of the afterlife. What did he gain? What has he lost?
Get a hold on your thinking, dear friend, and even in the face of what seems to be overwhelming distresses, set your aim to serve the Lord and go to heaven. This world will pass but you will exist eternally. But where?