“Disbelief is an inability to believe that something is the case. Unbelief is an absence (or rejection) of belief, an unwillingness to believe. … “Unbelief” means ‘lack of faith’; “disbelief” means ‘the feeling of not being able to believe that something is true or has happened.” http://www.quora.com
Name a few things that you do not believe in or that even exist. Our thoughts, behaviors, and actions, which reflect our overall lifestyle, openly display our Disbelief. If you have never taken the time to think about the impact of not believing the reality of a situation, please know that “Disbelief is Dangerous!”
The Cases of the Coronavirus in the United States is well over 3 million and multiplying daily. We have lived in two of the states, Florida and Texas that have the highest number of COVID-19 cases. The Fun in the Sun lifestyle is very addicting and can easily cause one to compromise, even during a pandemic. So, when Disneyworld recently opened, it was not a surprise. Would the theme park open if there was not a demand? visitflorida.com
Walt Disney World hotels opened on June 22, 2020, in anticipation of it’s 2020 Disney World season. disneytouristblog.com. Florida has also imposed a 14-day quarantine for out-of-state visitors coming in from hotspot states. How is this actually being enforced? I can promise that visiting Florida is a most enjoyable experience. The beaches and the variety of ethnic foods are unequaled to any other state in the USA. Is now the right time?
Have you thought about the packed airplanes amidst this terrible viral invasion? With most corporations enacting virtual conferencing and instituting work from home measures, the majority of people who are traveling are doing so because of pleasure trips. Vacations are still on the rise.
I have not lost my objectivity, nor do I recommend sheltering at home for the remainder of one’s life. However, we must use sound reasoning and common sense to develop guidelines to stay safe and develop strategies for living a “New Normal” lifestyle. The proof that we have failed to do our part can be found on the cdc.gov website. We cannot justify, rationalize, or blame anyone else for the out-of-control and the disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the United States.
What is the root of the problem? Disbelief demolishes a disciplined mindset. Emotions are the catalyst for the pursuit of pleasurable desires. The “Follow your heart because Love is blind” and “You only live once!” concepts have caused many heartaches. Only if life were that simple, it would provide a breath of fresh air that we could use right now. If we let our desires lead our decisions, our lives quickly spin out of control.
The Disbelief regarding the danger of the Coronavirus has also extended to a Disbelief in God. Long before modern civilization, the Apostle Paul received the prophetic condition of the last days of earth’s history. The progression of the global social and economic decline in 7 months is unparalleled to any other event since biblical times. Disbelief in this reality is a choice but one with devastating consequences.
You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! 1 Timothy 3:5
The last days are the perfect time to cast aside all Disbelief concerning God. Right now, we desperately need God’s Divine Intervention. He is the only one that has promised to never leave us or forsake us in our time of need. God is love! He extends grace when we least deserve it and gives mercy to protect us from harsh outcomes due to disobedience or unseen danger.
For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God… Titus 2:11-12
Because of sin, it is easy to make decisions that inflict self-harm. Disbelief is a driving force! Many have fallen into Satan’s snare of seeking pleasure, by any means necessary, and have become desensitized to the risks involved in maintaining a thrill-seeking lifestyle. It is always easier to think and act outside of the will of God.
We have received the instructions for living in the last days. God has identified and provided the strategies that we need to walk on the Path of Righteousness in these turbulent times.
There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death. Laughter can conceal a heavy heart, but when the laughter ends, the grief remains. Proverbs 14:12-13.
Are you aware that it is possible to live a mistake-free life? When we are faced with making decisions, we do not possess the strength on our own to choose what is right, especially when it doesn’t feel good. We are blessed and highly favored to serve an excellent and ever-faithful God who works wonders when we seek Him.
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5.
Always pray for guidance, and ask for wisdom like King Solomon, who placed this gift from God as a priority. It is God who opens our spiritual eyes that we may discern and turn away from the ensnarement of sin.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.… Jeremiah 29:11
God tells us that only He can give gifts that are good and perfect all of the time. Who else can claim to have such power? If you are concerned about how you and your family can live safely, yet have a productive and fulfilling life, then pray and present your challenges to God. His plan will be revealed for you to move forward.
Even before they call, I will answer, and while they are still speaking, I will hear. Isaiah 65:24
Prayer is the key to unleashing the Power of God upon your life. If only we believe that all things are possible with God and through Him, then we can cast aside the Disbelief that The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him—Psalm 24:1.
God will always have complete control of this world. Nothing happens without His knowledge or His permission. Cast aside, your Disbelief and God will show you His miraculous power by blessing you and your family as only He can.
Bible Reading: Psalm 27
God, many are facing the uncertainties of life with Disbelief as a response because they have failed to include you in their lives. We ask for an outpouring of your Holy Spirit upon our lives and for your direction. Please open our eyes and bless us with wisdom and discernment as we prepare for Eternal life. We ask this prayer in the Worthy Name of Jesus. Amen.
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