And now abideth faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 Life has seasons, cycles, and surprises that test our patience and challenge our faith. Quite by accident, we find ourselves facing a crossroads wondering, "How did I get here? I don't know how to respond? If I follow the easy path, the safe path, I will violate everything Christ died to give me. If I follow the narrow path, I will please God, but be misunderstood and reviled by man?"
Adolf Hitler convinced the German people they could rebuild their country and establish a superior race by propagating a lie and implementing the most horrendous holocaust in history. His wicked goal was to exterminate a race of people. How did he convince an entire nation to violate their consciences and watch evil march through their society? In Hitler's own words, we find the answer, "If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed." Satan
Have you ever thought about why some people succeed and some people don't? Success begins with our thought life and how we frame what we think about. Our lens, filter or frame makes a difference in how we perceive our relationships with people, culture, environment, and God. We can look at God through two contrasting lenses and end up with two totally different versions of who He is. If we view God through a "What God Isn't Doing" filter, we focus on our failures, mistakes an