When I was a child I acted as a child. When I became a woman I put away childish things. When I became a mother I put away playing around with children and began to train them. When I became a wife I put away girlfriend stuff. When I became a Christian I put away sinful things. When I became Christ-like I put away devilish things. When life changed, I changed sometime for the better and sometime not. But when I learned to do better, I did better. When I learned something was wrong to do, I stopped doing it to the very best of my ability.
As I grew up in the world and in Christ I found that ignorance is not bliss. I grew up a sheltered child and I grew up a sheltered Christian. In my early life I was hit by the adversary early. I took a shot from a bow arrow to my left eye that split the muscle and made my eye look like it was cross-eyed. In my adult life until I was thirty eight years old I had the good life of family being married to one man, having only dated one man and was with him for twenty three years before the enemy of my soul tried to destroy my life. My sheltered life that I had all my life was under attack by the enemy to destroy my destined walk with Christ because up to that point I was unlearned concerning life as it was lived on the other side of the coin.
Ignorance is not bliss in any area of life. We must know all the spirits that roams on both sides of the spectrum if we are to be successful in any area. I know I was a good mother although some may disagree. My son Alvin always said to me ďMom you taught us everything that was right but you did not teach us about the wrongĒ. I didnít really at that time understand what he meant but I came to know. I taught them that thou shall not steal but what I didnít do was explain why you donít steal and the temptation that takes over you to steal. I didnít teach them why sin would be so tempting and profitable. I didnít take away the desire to want to know what it was and what a thrill it could profit if not caught. I didnít teach them that lying could get them by some things if they arenít caught in the lie.
We as parents have instructions from God through His Word to train up a child in the way they should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it, Proverbs 22:6. Solomon the son of David, king of Israel said to give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. Young people today are daring and everything at two years old is a challenge. Because of the age we fail to realize the intelligentsia associated with these young folks. We take for granted that they are just acting out, but they even at that age is being controlled by a spirit that we ourselves never had to deal with as a child at that level. To a degree our parents used caution in what we saw, heard or did as well as protect us from many things. In the world today adults donít care what they say or do in front of children and donít care who donít like it.
Our perception and judgment is so biased today and we show partiality in the world that can only hurt all of our future Americans. No one group will be affected, but he nation as a whole. When I was a child I acted as a child; when I became a woman I put away childish things. The spirit Satan has operating in this world not only affects one set of people negatively but all groups. The unsophisticated leaders in America is on the verge of starting a civil war as the countries they have so willingly went in and fought their battles to make them become more civilized. The very thing we have fought against is staring us in the face and we are hell bent on going to hell behind them. America we are supposed to teach the young and God will hold us responsible for our actions.
So far we have taught them how to fail, hate and fight over this past fifty years. We have taught our youth in this day how to make money, make it in whatever way necessary, and hurt whoever get in your way. We have put more drugs on the streets and in the pharmacy that keeps our people drugged and doped up all the time. We have poisoned the minds of the youth where they are closed down to learning. We have shortened the lifespan of our young men by putting illegal everything in their possession that makes them disrespectful to parents and everyone else in life.
It's time we as the people of God do better as we come to know better.