Imagine a world in peace and harmony. In this world, violence, worries, wars and problems would not exist. We would have free will, do what we please and know nothing of good and evil. The enemy would be a figment of our imagination and Earth would be a replica of Heaven.
Unrealistic as it seems, we once had the right to live in a world as such. In fact, in the Bible, the book of Genesis chapter one verses 26 and 27 explains how man was made in the image of God and because of great power, he was able to have dominion over the land and every living creature:
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all[b] the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
However,in chapter three, tables are turned because of sin and disobedience. Man is cursed by God and sentenced to death. For centuries our world was placed in bondage. Nevertheless through His grace and mercy, Jesus Christ was sent to Earth by God to save our souls. He gave us the opportunity to redeem ourselves and provided us with authority through Christ which brings us here today.
Although we reside in a chaotic world bundled in a hypocritical mentality, as true believers in Christ, we are not obligated to love it. Here are three tips on how you can maintain your life as a true Christian for Christ in this rambunctious world.
- Don’t entertain entertainment.
Movies, music, television shows and books are all great ways to entertain you, but you must be mindful of everything you watch, read and/or listen to. Certain words, phrases, images and sounds can have a negative effect on you if you are not careful for subliminal messages are hidden in many of these things. Always remember for it is written in 1 Corinthians 4:12 “you were bought at a price. Therefore [you must] glorify God with your body” and be wise with the thoughts you place in your heart.
- Surround yourself around positive people.
Seek people who are going places in life. Forget about the Jones’s, what meets the eye and what is cool for the moment. For it is written in I Peter 3:3-4, “Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” Surround yourself with positive people for it will take you far.
- Read the Bible.
Whether you read it in hand or view it on your phone or tablet, make the Word your best friend. For it is written in Hebrews 4:12 ,“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” It has the answer to everything you need to know while you navigate through life. Don’t like the King James Version? Well, there is a version just for you. Prepare your heart for a load of knowledge for God has a Word set in stone just for you.