I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do — this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. — Romans 7:15–20.
I remember reading this like it was yesterday. I was having a conversation with a friend about why we allow ourselves to do certain things we knew was wrong according to the Bible and our religion but we still did it. Why? There just didn’t seem to be a simple answer. We just couldn’t get down to the bottom of why we genuinely did somethings we did. Its almost like we were trying to explain the un-explainable or wrap our heads around something that we just couldn’t do. The thing is the bible speaks on so many different topics and it truly is the guide to life. The Bible holds in it the truth, wisdom beyond measure. It holds the answers to a lot of questions of our mankind that people are just blatantly ignorant to. This world is made up of different layers I believe. We as humans are living in the flesh but there is things in this world that we cannot see there. I believe in spirits and different energies and they truly do exist among us and its important to be aware of this. There is things in this world that cannot be seen by the naked eye but the Bible can open your eyes to the naked truth. I remember I used to see these posts on Myspace back when it was popular and it talked about how people can stay up for a 3 hour movie but can’t sit through church, people can talk and share a new song they listened to but they can’t take the time to repost about God or listen to gospel more often. I’m sure everybody remembers or has seen a post like that. See back than God wasn’t as heavy in my life like I explained before and I found him and all of his glory when I was meant to so like most people I would just ignore that post and go along with my merry little ignorant life. Its crazy how I would ignore posts like that or think people were being dramatic when they cried or screamed in church but now I truly understand and I truly see. One Sunday, in church a young lady stood up in the end and decided she wanted to get saved and baptized it warmed my heart so much. This reminded me so much of myself, the day I decided to commit myself to the Lord. I understand now why people get so emotional when talking about God, because when you go through situations that you feel hopeless and nobody seems to have the solution or answers to.
God DOES! and it will come to you in unexplained and unimaginable ways.
When I started to read the Bible and became more spiritual I realized that a lot of people eyes are not open. Most people in this world live blindly or live ignorant to a lot of knowledge that they could be gaining if only they opened their eyes to see a little bit more clearer. The quote ignorance is blissful rings and speaks volumes to the life most people live. Ignorance is blissful means to me that people like to live without knowing the truth or finding knowledge in things because if they open their eyes to the reality of the world it may be a bit too much for them. And, I for one have experienced this and it is a spooky feeling. The reality of this world is very harsh and people don’t want to believe it so they live blissfully in ignorance because everything seems okay when you don’t know. Everything is okay when you don’t know because when you don’t know its easy to just say you don’t know any better.
“If you knew better, you do better”
You don’t know any better because you aren’t opening your mind to know better and that sense of blissfulness is just a blanket of comfort. Honestly because once again people don’t like being pushed outside their comfort zones and feeling uncomfortable or uneasy. Honestly, I feel like you can only live with the ignorance is bliss mentality for so long because life’s bumps and curves will force you to open your eyes eventually. And, when that happens you may never turn back. That’s what happened to me and I was never the same. One of my best qualities I feel like I have as a person is looking at things deeply, it may be annoying at times but at least I can see the dimensions in things. Taking things for face value to me is foolish, yes there the case that things may be just what they seem. But for the most part things are not always what they seem like or what you initially see. Going back to my point, I was one of those people who would ignore those posts but I now my social media and apps in my phone are very closely related to God. I follow tons of God related twitter accounts, I find myself speaking about God everyday or spreading the word in some form of fashion. God means so much to me now.
“ I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” — Galatians 2:20
Because I am awoke , my eyes are open to God and the wisdom he brings. Accepting God into your life will open the doors for boundless wisdom and understanding of your life and the world to access. When I began my journey towards self love and wisdom etc. I realized one cannot learn more about themselves if they don’t look within with a raw set of eyes and above to God for wisdom. A lot of people call themselves finding themselves and growing but they mention nothing about God’s influence or getting closer to him. The more I looked within the more it made me look above. Open the bible and read you will be surprised what you may learn if your open minded about it. Now I understand why people are so happy when someone is saved or opens there eyes to God because that is one of the best things that can honestly happen to you. It means that you are looking at life and yourself in a totally bigger capacity. When someone opens their eyes to God they are opening their eyes to the truth, that is a amazing moment. When someone is crying or screaming in church its because these things speak to them and it evokes emotions that aren’t easily tapped into. I cry in church from time to time, and its because the word of God will hit you like a ton of bricks if your testimony relates to what is being said. Hearing the word now, just equals to me gaining wisdom and as I grow as a person I find that, that is all I find myself wanting to do.
So the next time you shoot down an idea being thrown out there as crazy as it seems, consider it. Open your eyes to it and open your mind to it. The next time you look within, don’t forget to look above. Thank God and seek wisdom and understanding in him. Open your eyes.