I am so consumed with the things of God and eternal life for all men that I cannot compete in the expectations of the world. Likewise, however, the world is consumed with its own expectations so that it cannot compete in the things of God. Thus an impasse.
Because of the lovely blessings of God I cannot go to the world’s ways. And because of their perverted definition of the word love, the world cannot come to God’s ways. God’s love constrains me. Man’s pride constrains them.
One of the rules of man’s pride is civility. Because of this rule, they retain me in the social position of my birth. But they have no regard for my open love for The God who is saving me. I cannot hold this against anyone, for wasn’t I just like them. But how shall this impasse the broken?
It needs first to be said that the pride of man will find an end in the grave, while the love of God goes on forever. But this cannot be an acceptable break in the impasse, while God and myself (Because of his love for me) desires so many to be with us in Paradise.
Jesus told us that many are called but few are chosen. “But no my Lord, they will surely die. Truly, can nothing more be done to save their souls from your promised destruction?” Yet does he not desire willing hearts to love him? Thus the impasse continues.
Speak, lead, display, love, and groom. Who knows, perhaps they will see and live. How many of the Israelites that were released from bondage in Egypt entered into the Promised Land? Though they saw magnificent sights, heard wondrous thundering sounds, ate of Mana, and enjoyed such marvelous blessings, still they all died apart from the promise. The impasse holds little hope of rending here.
Yet what other hope is there? The Living God cannot allow rebellion and pride into eternity. And no member of The Eternity desires that God should forsake purity. No, rebelion belongs destroyed. And pride must be crushed, eternally reduced to nothing.
I surmise that the impasse belongs to Man. It is man who demands to have his own way honored by the Living God. Yet it is God who sent his only Son to be murdered for the sake of Man’s salvation. Yes, the impasse belongs to man.
I love my brother’s of Flesh. I do not want to see them destroyed. But the choice is not mine, is it.
Since God in me is contemptible by those who know me, it is given to me to write. Doesn’t familiarity breed contempt? “We know where this man is from. We know what a fool he has been. How can he now think he knows God better than we? How does he dare presume to teach us!” And so pride loves contempt in the presence of familiarity. (and by their contempt they prove they do not know God)
There is so much to say. But I confess my writing is somewhat curtailed for the lack of apparent audience, why speak if no one listens. I imagine that I could well have written twice this blog’s volume of words, if only I had perceived that some benefited. But don’t statistics defy imagination? Almost seven years of writing have produced a virtual flat-line statistical range. Perhaps you can see why I have wondered about the productivity of his words in me.
Please don’t misunderstand me, I am not complaining for a lack of audience. I simply see a lack of inspiration to increase the pace of this work. Yet isn’t that lack within me. And isn’t it then my duty to seek out inspiration from my God?
By his grace I will find the strength to write. For haven’t I determined here that there is no other means to break the impasse?
There is an article I was allowed to write two or three years ago called “The Craftsman”. No, I haven’t forgotten it’s premise. It is impossible to forget something that is with you everyday.