"If we regard iniquity in our hearts, God will not hear our prayers."
Evaluate your own heart and ask yourself, "Would this be tolerated in the eternal realm of heaven?"
Are you one of those people who can not find the need to improve upon attitudes that have been learned from previous generations. Did your grandmother infuse you with feelings of hatred toward people of different races? And now you walk around out of love for your grandmother feeling like what's good enough for "granny" is good enough for you.
I'm sure some of you reading this article may be thinking, how antiquated is this mentality. I'm not speaking to those who understand the decrepidness of this kind of thinking. But to those who's minds were spoiled as tender vines. Its time to wake up and recognize that this is a seed of hatred that will sprout bitter fruit in your life. And is already hindering your prayers.
I thought that racism was dying out in America, but I have come to find that it is alive and thriving still in some of the most least expected parts of our country -- the Bible Belt.
To those of you who actually believe that heaven is only filled with "your kind", that is a mockery to God who created all mankind in his image. Heaven will be filled with all of his children who understand this. And you may find yourself excluded if you think otherwise.
You'd better learn how to get along with people in this learning field we were born into if you expect to bask in eternal life. Hatred is not tolerated in heaven.
The hatred of racism is usually a stronghold taught when children are to young to defend themselves. Learn to identify the strongholds and wrong mindsets that are robbing you of joy, love and peace. Because only you will truly suffering from this. Be careful not to spend your life in hatred else it may also rob you of your eternal life in heaven.
Think eternal minded. Whatever you are struggling with, ask God to help you break the strongholds that are hindering you from flowing in the love and peace of knowing God hears your prayers. Allow Him to infuse you with a new standard of eternal mindedness so you don't miss the mark!
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."