I come to the agonizing conclusion that I am not of this world. Yeah I know, the Bible tells us in John 15:19 that we are not of this world. But even as the Bible tells us that unquestionable truth, I felt a part of the world because I was still attracted by many things of the world. I am not totally freed from loving things of the world, but the list is getting smaller. Let me make it clear that I am not talking about people, but about the systems of the world. We must understand that the enemy is the god of this world, so everything that comes from the world is ultimately evil. God is a God of love, we are even call to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44). We are never call to hate anybody; but we are very clearly told to hate certain things (Romans 12:9)
I feel out of place outside of God’s manifested presence; I want to talk to Jesus, I want to talk about Jesus, I want to praise my Father, I want to fellowship with the Holy Spirit, I want to read about HIM and I want to be with HIM. As the hunger for God increases in my soul I find myself more and more unease with worldly activities. I see people’s pain better; I see the arrogance of the wicked and I see beyond people’s smiles.
In James 4:4 the Bible makes a controversial statement:
“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.”
I must admit that I am still attracted by many worldly things, but it is my prayer that as my friendship with God increases, my friendship with the world decrease. May the Lord make us a people after His heart.