My story isn’t quite as simple as I’d like to put it. Even though I am a person of few words as possible, I find the less, the better. Maybe it’s because I’m an INFJ. But our culture unfortunately demands to know more, want more, expect more but never appreciate our Creator.
The other day, we were having a discussion about gender difference. Women like communication and love (love is not a feeling) and men prefer honor and respect. It’s been this way since the beginning of time, when Eve attempted to ask Adam on his thoughts about eating the forbidden fruit, only for him to be passive and resulted in not only disobeying God’s smallest request. As a result, they were shamed out the Garden.
What does this say about our generation where apathy, passivity and humility are lacking in America?
Apathy is where we think of only our Kingdom, instead of the Kingdom God already built but we are responsible to help maintain, stewart and care for. That includes all of God’s creation.
Passivity is when someone makes a choice but is obviously disinterested in ‘manning up.’ Including women. Many people in our generation become afraid of one thing or another and decided not to do something, or rebellious.
Humility is lacking because in the American culture, we have the mind-set of performance based. We are expected to learn to perform and quickly. To become someone and make it our identity. Instead of honoring the original identity God already gave us. First and foremost as sons and daughters. Once we get past our experiences and intelligence, we are easily set free by the truth and humbled.
I can’t wait for the day where freedom rings for all.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.