I hadn't planned to write about that emergency text alert so many of my American friends were talking about. It reminded me of a dream I'd had months prior and the reactions were remarkably similar.
I don't feel led to share the dream, but instead these words: if I were an evil ruler, one of my main strategies would be to keep people in a constantly cycle of stress and fear. It would have multiple benefits. Afraid people are easier to control. Their cortisol levels also remain high, impairing normal immune function.
Weak, afraid, reactive people are easier to corral like animals in the direction you want them to go in.
For the strong, I'd have a slightly different approach. They might not believe every single thing I throw at them, but I wouldn't need them to believe, I'd just want them to play. To get so distracted by what I'm doing they forget or don't have the energy for what they're supposed to do.
The title I was given for this post is "Drop the ball," and it's for the person ready to let go. In every sport, they'll tell to keep your eye on the ball. It's how you stay on top of what's happening and know what your next move should be.
But when it's the enemy launching scare tactic after scare tactic your way, the only thing you have to keep your eye on is Jesus and the tasks He's given you to do.
Be wise. Make good common sense decisions. But you don't have to catch every thing that comes your way. It's ok to let things that are only meant to fill your hands with time-wasting, emotion-sucking activities fall.
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
2 Timothy 1:7
Nothing catches God off guard in this life.
"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me."
He's sees everything.
Not every ball has your name on it. Let it fall.
The promises of God begin and end with Yeshua, Jesus, because He is the reconciliation. If you've been walking through life on your own and want to be a child of God, you want Him by your side through it all, here's how to begin.