Labels. I understand them, but I dislike them – and I’m not just talking about the negative ones.
Some years ago, I was being interviewed for a job, and the interviewer asked about my personality type…
Many years ago, I was watching a family reality show. This lady had been auditioning, but was yet to get any acting role.
One day, her agent called her that she had some major auditions coming up.
In my first year in the university, I got baptised in the Holy Spirit – and I fell in love with God. Obsessively. I didn’t want anything to come between us.
I loved music and used to be in the choir, and when it was time for special numbers, we would sometimes go out to sing – me included.
There was a certain girl in my group who would just watch. Reserved.
It’s strange how the enemy skews our perspective; how he makes the insignificant become our focus – instead of the bigger picture:
He makes us reluctant to openly profess Christ – in a world of eight billion people – because we are very conscious of twenty members of our family or inner circle. Or even ONE certain individual…
When God wants to promote or increase you in a certain area, He brings you into knowledge – usually through people who have some ‘higher’ knowledge in that subject.
Now, it’s easy to be humble when you are totally ignorant or clueless.
However, when you also have some measure of success or knowledge, it can be extremely difficult to ‘stoop’ to learn from another.
About three or four years ago, I assisted in working on a religious thesis. The project took me on a research of many religions of the world, and it was eye-opening to study their origins. Some of these psuedo-religions were blatantly anti-Christ and anti-God, but others were more subtle.
The most fascinating for me were those that seemingly had their origins in Christianity or ‘Christian’ experiences, but later deviated into error…