GOOD vs. EVIL: …….. EVIL comes dressed in all sorts of clothing, fooling us along the way. And doing a pretty good job of it, too. (Preachers would me no exclusion)….GOOD is, too often, overlooked for the same reason. Good dresses out… just like evil…and it’s sometimes very difficult to tell the difference; but in the long run…the TRUTH will show itself.
Follow a man long enough…and, he will, eventually, show his true colors. If I may use myself as an example…… I’ve suffered all of my life…..from the time of pre-puberty, until this very day….of being miss-understood. Why? I wish that I knew.
My intentions… ALWAYS…have been forthwith…yet honorable; candid…yet respectful; well-intended… yet, too often, poorly received. I would NEVER, ever, offend anyone for the mere sake of making a weak point stronger, or for that matter…for any reason…..yet, too often….I have.
Moral: We mustn’t be fooled, unless we become one. My point is: …I don’t (and will not) sit in public judgment as to one’s intentions….. That type of issue….. I will leave up to others more qualified, and more inclined. For my part…I will continue to walk the walk and talk the talk; using my own actions to influence those open to such. Watch me long enough and, eventually, you will see the core of my being. Am I Shrewd…. you bet? Fair….a double dose. Honest…no reservations. Candid….double positive. Humble…as much as possible. (I’m getting better, and trying harder). Turn the other cheek….not so good. Preach to the choir…probably so. Do as I say…absolutely. Do as I do…. That too.
God has a plan, and there is a “place” for each of us. Our path was decided when we were just a thought and the mind of God. We’re told in Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
We, each, “can choose” to use our God-given talents to the best of our ability, to reach others, hoping to leave an impression that, when blended with one’s own, will give them some meritable reason to manifest the CHANGES, that we MUST make in in our Country, our society, our careers, and our personal and spiritual lives. Changes necessary… in order for us to regain our national prominence, a healthy economy, and a God-driven spirit of well-being.
God will provide the willing participant “divine hope.” and each of us can, according to our own abilities…. contribute to that process. As told to us in Proverbs 24:20 – For the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out. Conversely, in Proverbs 24:14; we’re told – Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
I know that LinkedIn provides us a “platform,” which provides ample opportunity to influence GOOD vs. EVIL. Thank God for all of YOU, and those others of US, who, on a daily basis, fill-in-between the cracks, providing the glue, and the moral fiber…to keep US all focused on each and every OPPORTUNITY to “place GOOD ahead of EVIL.”
….Blessings… cjlb …8/20/15.