1 Timothy 6 (NIV) New International Version
3 “If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching,
4 he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions
5 and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
9 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”
We are not in possession of ourselves. We do not own our own minds nor the thoughts that lurk within. There is no control over what our hearts fall for or why our mouths soak until its satisfied. We do not own the things which we wear. The things we claim to define us. Though we claim these things are of our possession, they are the possessors of us, just as every other material thing and item that shines.
For a pair of shoes, a man pulls a trigger. For a sale, a mother strikes another mother and her daughter. For the lack of a pair of shoes or a phone, a son believes his father doesn’t love him, and a daughter resents her mother.
If money is not a part of good conversation between a couple, divorce or separation becomes the conclusion. But if the conversation of the assets is good and the eye sparkles because of it, then the words “I love you” is mutually shared between partners.
There is nothing wrong with having things. Jesus said in Mathews 6:19, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth.” He warned to not let material things become our desires, and for us to value these things more than we would value our love for God and each other. There is a lot of “Will you buy me this?” and “Will you buy me that?” As well as, “I need money for this”, and “If you loved me you would give me money for that.” I have been in the church, actually many of them, and I have heard peoples prayers. These are not just the sayings amongst people, these are how people are talking and asking of things from God.
Women have said, “I’ll never marry a “broke” man.” “If his bank account cannot speak for him, then I don’t want to hear him talk at all.” “My man gotta have money; my man gotta have the best clothes.” Baby girl, is a rich man worth your heart being broken? Worth your child longing for a father and a teacher? Is it worth not having a man who you can safely call your own, and with no doubt could say that he loves you? Is it worth stripping your own heart, for something that you believe can buy it back, leaving you unable to truly love a man or child?
Thou cannot serve two masters. You cannot ask for a man of God, and a man of money. For they are not both one in the same.
There are people in this world who are deeply brokenhearted. Not because a specific person has done them wrong, but they feel robbed from the world. What the world has became, has broken their heart. Perhaps this person is you. Perhaps you are one of those people who have given up on finding love in another person, because when you look around you, you see more tears than you see joy, you see more vain people than those who are humbled, you see people dying from gains, and no one learning from loses, you see values deep-rooted in what can buy, and not what can love. I know you, and I know where your tears are coming from because mine are no different.
Where is hope? Hope lies in ourselves and for us to not fall into the temptation of the world. People who have lost themselves, need people who can see them. You cannot give up on your people. We are still here on this earth, meaning judgement day has not arrived and that’s saying something. That’s saying that God still has not given up on us, and we would be seen as no better than the oppressors if we turned our backs to those unconscious. There are indeed people who claim to have consciousness, yet shun their own. These are the people who you do avoid. For those who are brokenhearted because they feel that they’ve been done wrong by this world, be joyful that you are aware, and make others aware also. Love only dies if its not carried from one to another.
Look what has become our life, our soul, our love, our treasure, our bible, and our God.
The see’er and the oracle of all things.
I use this item too. I too was once paralyzed in its abilities. Was it the phone’s fault? No. The fault was within my own weakness. I was the only one at fault for falling into temptation at a time when I did not know who I was, and that I am indeed a power above all the phases and powers of temptation. Before I knew that the spirit I have within me, the same spirit we all share within us, is more powerful than anything that has ever made us bow. We are all more powerful than these temptations which exists in both the physical world, and within the media. It is our minds which makes us weaker.
What man does, woman do too. What woman lust for, man kills for.
Now think. Think about the things that control your emotions, the things that control your actions. Are they worth your life? Step away from these things that feeds into your desires, for they are the reason you are stressed, feel hopeless, feel as if you have lost in life, and they are what breaks you from your loved ones.
You must STOP!
And take a look at what you have became, and ask yourself-
Was I the one in Control?
We scream for Black Love and Black Unity because Black Lives Matter. Well, there is first a defeat that must be made within ourselves, before we can ever hope to become successful in becoming a people united as one. Not just Kings and Queens, but people who were created from the image of God.