Saturday, April 9, 2011
A World of your Own
It is very sad for me to see people who are caught up in their own little world.
I know a couple of know-it-all Christians, who have all of their theology down, and, or course, all of their theology is right. Just like that. Everyone else is wrong.
There are the people who state what they believe, and even when they are dead wrong, will not admit it. Because they can't see that they are wrong. Their pride has blinded them.
We can tell them all day that they are wrong, and give them Scriptures that refute their thinking, but in the end they'll keep talking and preaching what they believe.
They are slaves to their own traditions. They are so caught up in their own world, that they can't even hear you.
I'm sure you can think of people in your mind right now just like that.
It's sad, isn't it?
You've debated with those kinds of people, right? And how does it end? They shut down with telling you that you are the one who is wrong. They shut down and ignore you.
As Christians, we must understand that none of us have perfect theology. And as Christians we must be teachable and trainable. And we cannot do that if we are prideful. Of course, we all struggle with pride to an extant. Some more than others. But it takes humility to consider what others say to us, even if we do not think it's right.
It is hard to see someone caught up in his own world. We could debate all day with that person. If we are debating to prove that person wrong, it's pointless, it's foolish.
Because in the end, I think more Christians need to realize, it is only the Holy Spirit that can open someone's eyes. And sometimes we need to stop arguing if that person is so unteachable that they shut down on you.
But don't ever stop praying for them. Just because God doesn't open their eyes right away doesn't mean that He is saying 'no'. Sometimes He is saying, 'not yet'.
It's hard to let some just go, and leave their soul and beliefs in God's Hands.
Nothing in our power can open their eyes, it is the work of the Holy Spirit that can open their eyes.
It is the Holy Spirit who breaks their shackles. It is only the Holy Spirit that can open their eyes. That can free them from their world.
But at times God can use you, just as a tool in their life to show them the truth. It might have looked from mans' eye that we have been successful in a debate or a discussion. We must realize again and again. That we are powerless. And it is only the Holy Spirit who can open someone's eyes.