Hope For The Hopeless April 3, 2017Posted by Dr. Robert Owens in Politics, Politiocal Philosophy, Religion.
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What is the self-deception of self-perception?
It is so easy to believe that the universe is self-centered because our perception is. The only universe anyone can see is viewable from one and only one perspective; with our self in the center.
Like any other type of navel gazing the self-deception of self-perception carries the seeds of its own penalty. While focusing on self we miss the reality of the world that is spinning around us oblivious to the self-absorbed child prattling away in the center of a room full of adults. We may think we are profound. However if our only frame of reference is the inherently flawed one we perceive from our perch in the center of an ego-centric universe our insights are skewed and our judgement irrelevant. We may believe we are essential. However, while knowing we are essential we should recall that graveyards are filled with irreplaceable people.
This is not an attempt to bring about a personal Great Depression. It is not it is not the voice of one crying from the roof tops, “Abandon hope all ye who enter here” from someone who ascribes to the street wisdom, “Life’s a bitch and then you die.”
No, this is the warning of one who has made the mistake of confusing the apparent reality of a personally centered universe for the reality of a God centered universe. For make no mistake, if we do not put God in the center we will inevitably and eventually put ourselves there.
As we watch our world wobble off into a bizarre pseudo-reality created by perpetually re-elected control freaks in government, indoctrination centers posing as educational institutions, and spin machines in the media it is hard to see where it is going.
Look at the so-called Russian Scandal. What I want to know is that if the Russians hacked the election to change the outcome and Hillary won the popular vote why aren’t we looking at her campaign for the collusion?
The shrill campaign to make the Trump Presidency appear illegitimate becomes more transparent every day. Look at Judge Neil Gorsuch, a man who was earlier confirmed unanimously for the Appeals court Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer now says he has “serious doubts” that Judge Gorsuch is within what Democrats consider to be the legal mainstream.
On issue after issue whatever President Trump tries to do or say he is attacked. It reminds me of the story making the rounds; President Trump is out in a boat with another man. The other man’s hat blows off. President Trump gets out of the boat and walks on the water over to get the hat and then walks on the water back. Gives the hat to the man and gets back in the boat. The next day the headline is, “Trump can’t swim.”
Many of those around us, many of those who rule the world around us are trapped in a cycle of navel gazing. They can’t see the forest for the trees. In the last election we had the choice between the last nail in our coffin and a chance. We decided to take the chance. Don’t let those who believe they are the source and summit of all things stop us from at least trying to get ourselves out of the ditch they drove us into.
And by the way the only real antidote to falling into the self-deception of self-perception trap is to confess Jesus Christ as Lord and to believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead. If you will do that all the rest of this will fall into place no matter what headlines the media cartel chooses to invent.
The only way we got here to begin with is because prayer works and because He promised if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
So when you see the navel gazers lying about everything, making up their fake news, and convincing everyone around you to repeat their headlines thinking that these are their personal opinions don’t get dismayed. Don’t be depressed. For though a thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look and see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place no evil shall befall you nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up lest you dash your foot against a stone.
Remember without hope your hopeless and I would not want to leave you hopeless. In other words, why worry when you can pray?
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens